“Operator” is a Motown song that was originally recorded by Motown vocalists Mary Wells & Brenda Holloway. Wells recorded a version that was the b-side to the top ten hit, “Two Lovers” whereas Holloway’s recording was issued as a single in 1965.
In the song Operator, written by Smokey Robinson, the lyrics are about wanting the phone operator to reach her boyfriend, who is supposedly on the other end of the phone line, however, unfortunately the operator is having trouble reaching the other line. This results in static, and throughout the telephone difficulties, the singer begs the operator to “put him on the line”.
Thanks to Wikipedia for the info about “Operator” the song.