Epic Songs About Operators

Not about tactical operators unfortunately, but use your imagination and make up alternate lyrics in your head like I do:

Jim Croce – Operator:

Chill song… if only this guy had a black vest on and some Oakleys he’d be good to go.  That mustache is LEGIT… very HSLD (high speed low drag).

Midnight Star – Operator:

Ahhaha oh man.. the song and video are both so clutch.    I don’t even know where to start.. just check it out and you’ll see what I mean.

Sade – Smooth Operator:

You can’t mention songs about operators without citing this Sade track.  A classic for any occasion!  Whether you’re kicking in doors, eating diner, or rolling down the highway this song just works.

Keith Hampshire – Big Time Operator:

A nice upbeat track that delivers confidence to the listener.  Another good one for kicking in doors.

Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator:

Rap? Synchronized dancing? Gold chains?  Hi-top fades? Yea sign me up. Maybe i’m still in “The Wire” mode, but Big Daddy Kane really looks like Stringer Bell.

White Stripes – Hello Operator:

For 2 instruments total, the White Stripes sure know how to make a song.

FXhummel1 should cover one of these tracks.  The Jim Croce one would probably be best on the piano (see Tori Amos’ rendition).  Hell I can play guitar, but I’m not a showman so it would just turn out embarrassing.

Any other good operator songs I missed?



Ed March 1, 2012 at 01:11 am

Little Black Submarines by The Black Keys

Hands down it’s the best song with the word operator in it.


ENDO-Mike March 1, 2012 at 01:16 am

Op-Uh-raaaator Please. Good call Ed. You really can’t go wrong with The Black Keys.


Poppy March 1, 2012 at 01:14 am

This made my day.


CuriousG March 1, 2012 at 07:00 am

There is nothing “chill” about Jim Croce’s song; it ranks as one of the saddest songs ever written. Very high-drag.


Frank March 1, 2012 at 07:23 am
Bear March 1, 2012 at 07:35 am

Mike … this post… I … wow.


Jesse Ingall March 1, 2012 at 08:49 am

Jack White sure knows how to make good music


huey March 1, 2012 at 09:03 am

My mom graduated with Croce from Upper Darby HS in Philly a long time ago, claims he even asked her out once…what a waste of talent. Secondly, I wonder how many people watching this can even remember when you might have contacted an operator to make a call in the first place…


ENDO-Mike March 7, 2012 at 04:25 pm

That’s neat about him and your mom. I had to look up how he died.. what a shame is right.


James E March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

Midnight Star – Operator – “So Clutch”…. So Right… hahaha


El Duderino March 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

No doubt, made me want to break out my Jeri Curl wig and lavender vinyl trenchcoat and hit the club!


Liam March 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

For my money the best operator related song is “Hoodoo Operator” by Clutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6kU1XWxFVg


ENDO-Mike March 2, 2012 at 12:09 am

Nice, that is a good one! Good find.


CuriousG March 2, 2012 at 06:56 am

Don’t forget the Grateful Dead rendition of Operator.


A2 March 2, 2012 at 02:01 pm

I didn’t know how much I needed some Big Daddy Kane, until I got some.

Thank you sir, may I have another.


S.A. March 3, 2012 at 08:37 pm

This is pretty awesome, but you should also do an actual playlist for kicking down doors.


ENDO-Mike March 7, 2012 at 04:09 pm

That’s a great idea. Maybe I’ll put it up for a vote and try to narrow it down.


adam March 16, 2012 at 02:26 am


Dead milkmen, big time operator. (operatin’ through the land)


Lyman August 24, 2018 at 04:10 pm

Sylvias mother. Dr hook ??



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