Song of the Day: Jim Croce – “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)”



On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was one of six people to have died in a plane crash after the Beechcraft E18S they were riding in crashed into a tree in Natchitoches, Louisiana. This song, the second off his You Don’t Mess Around with Jim album, was a top 20 hit for Croce, peaking at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song depicts a conversation between a phone operator and a man, who is looking for the phone number of his former lover.

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