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10th August 1985, ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV” who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first […]

15th June 1985, Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, ‘Brothers In Arms’. The album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history and won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards. Do you have […]

25th May 1985, Dire Straits scored their second UK No.1 album with Brothers In Arms, also No.1 in the US and 24 other countries. ‘Brothers In Arms’ was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and was a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most popular music was […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/dire-straits-fans-youve-never-heard-sultans-swing-like/ Dire Straits Fans, You’ve Never Heard ‘Sultans Of Swing’ Like This | uDiscover Luna Lee, who performs Western music on the gayageum, a 12-stringed instrument from Korea, has created a unique version of Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans Of Swing.’ Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/dire-straits-20-songs/ 20 Of The Best Dire Straits Songs | uDiscover A selection of the greatest music by the band whose global contribution prompted their 14 April 2018 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read it here

15th Nov 1987, Dire Straits became the first act to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. Brothers in Arms contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.’ The album is the eighth-best-selling album in UK chart history. […]


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