Amongst all the "in your face" music of 1984 were Sade, who were unashamedly pure and laid back. Released in July 1984, the band's debut album Diamond Life was full of smooth and sexy tracks, and spent 99 weeks in the British album charts. It remains the band's best-selling in the UK, achieving 4x Platinum.

Smooth Operator was released as the last single from Diamond Life in September 1984 (March '85 in America) and reached #19 in the UK and #5 in the U.S, giving Sade their first American Top Ten single. The song actually performed better than the previous single, When Am I Going To Make A Living?, in the UK, which had only peaked at #36. The song was written by Sade Adu and a member of her previous band Pride, Ray St. John. 

Although Sade's singles never charted as high as they deserved to, fortunately, the albums were always very successful. 



Sade - The Ultimate CollectionSade - The Ultimate Collection



Smokey Robinson  Being With You 


Snowy White  Bird Of Paradise 

Soft Cell 

Status Quo  In The Army Now (singles from the album)

Spandau Ballet 


Spitting Image  The Chicken Song 

Starsky and Hutch  Theme Music 

Stefan Dennis  Don't it Make You Feel Good? 

St. Winifreds School Choir  Grandma We Love You