Hello Operator (song)

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"Hello Operator"
Single by The White Stripes
from the album De Stijl
B-side "Jolene"
Released May 2000
Format 7"
Recorded 1999
Genre Garage rock[1]
Length 2:37
Label Sympathy for the Record Industry
Writer(s) Jack White
Producer(s) Jack White
The White Stripes singles chronology
"Hand Springs"
"Hello Operator"
"Lord, Send Me an Angel"

"Hello Operator" is a song from De Stijl, the second album by the Detroit, Michigan garage rock band The White Stripes and the first track from it to be released as a 7" single. It was released in May 2000. It is backed by The White Stripes' off-kilter cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene". Live recordings of both songs are available on Under Blackpool Lights.

A picture disc version of this single exists.

Hello Operator has been used in both an online and television Converse advertisement.

John Peel listed it as his single of the week on his radio show even though it was not released in the United Kingdom.

The 7" single was recently reissued by Third Man Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hello Operator" 2:37
2. "Jolene" (Dolly Parton cover) 3:13


Media links[edit]


  1. ^ Stiernberg, Bonnie. "The 50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time". Paste. Retrieved 15 May 2016.