"Smooth Operator" is a song by the English group Sade released as the fourth and final single from their debut album, Diamond Life (1984). It was released (in both the U.S. and the UK) as a 7" single with "Spirit" as its B-side and as a 12" maxi single with "Smooth Operator" and "Red Eye" on side A and "Spirit" on side B. In the U.S. it was the follow-up to "Hang on to Your Love".
This was Sade's first top ten hit in…
He's laughing with another girl
And playing with another heart
Placing high stakes, making hearts ache
He's loved in seven languages