When Dire Straits released their debut album in 1978 they have found themselves into the spotlight. It was an immediate hit and became one of the most radio-friendly musicians of the era. The band’s frontman Mark Knopfler helped them to reach the top of the charts in 1985 with Brothers in Arms, one of the decade’s biggest sellers. We look back at the 5 Songs To Relive The Career Of Dire Straits:
Private Investigations, an atmospheric track, and one of the band’s best. The song was released in 1982 from the band’s album, Love Over Gold.
Tunnel of Love
Tunnel of Love is one of their masterpieces — an eight-minute of awesomeness with Knopfler’s ending it with his all-time greatest guitar solo. The song was released in 1980 from the band’s album, Making Movies.
Romeo and Juliet
The band’s most romantic songs, and probably Knopfler’s greatest song ever written. Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare, West Side Story and turned into a modern rock ‘n’ roll romance. The song was released in 1980 from the band’s album, Making Movies.
Money for Nothing
The band’s biggest hit and they’re only No. 1 song — it was a massive hit on MTV and a pivotal track from the 80s’. The song was released in 1985 from the band’s album, Brothers in Arms.
Sultans of Swing
When the band released their self-titled debut album in 1978 – they included one of their greatest songs, Sultans of Swing. Being their best composition, ironically, it didn’t hit the chart. The track is filled mostly with a tasteful jam from the band.