SOUL WEEK: Smooth Operator by Sade - Is there any that was ever as smooth as Sade? While this metalhead enjoys all things fast, loud, and metal, I have for the longest time been a fan of Sade Adu and her silky smooth voice even from the very beginning when her band released their debut album Diamond Life.
The big single from the album was Your Love Is King, particularly in the UK where the band is from. But in the US, the breakout hit was Smooth Operator, which is also my favorite tune. As a child that grew up on MTV, I also got into the video which had this backstory and intrigue and international mystery. To a young kid, it all seemed fascinating and spurred the imagination. Years later, it is the song that remains, a soulful, melancholy tune of the betrayal of easy love.