Song artist 204 - Dire Straits

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Dire Straits Region Profile

Dire Straits Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Dire Straits.A list of the hit albums by Dire Straits is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

Members were Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, John Illsley, Pick Withers. They reformed in 1990 with Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Dire Straits Money For Nothing 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1985 (22 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1985, MTV Video of the year 1986, US CashBox 2 of 1985, Poland 2 - Aug 1985 (44 weeks), Grammy in 1985 (Nominated), Canada 3 - Sep 1985 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), ARC 6 of 1985 (peak 1 13 weeks), Austria 7 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), Australia 7 of 1985, US BB 8 of 1985, US Radio 8 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), Sweden 17 - Aug 1985 (2 weeks), POP 18 of 1985, Switzerland 22 - Aug 1985 (3 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 25 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks), Germany 25 - Oct 1985 (2 months), Holland 27 - Aug 1989 (4 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1985, Scrobulate 48 of guitar, Poland 79 of all time, Virgin 83, TheQ 99, Europe 100 of the 1980s (1985), Belgium 171 of all time, OzNet 793, Acclaimed 2448 (1985), RYM 66 of 1985, Guardian Rock 77
2 Dire Straits Sultans of Swing 1979 Canada 2 - Feb 1979 (16 weeks), Poland 3 - Oct 1998 (21 weeks), Springbok 3 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1979 (15 weeks), UK 8 - Mar 1979 (11 weeks), France 8 - Mar 1979 (1 week), Belgium 9 of all time, Holland 10 - Aug 1978 (8 weeks), Europe 10 of the 1970s (1978), Record World 11 - 1979, RIANZ 12 - Dec 1978 (15 weeks), Belgium 13 - Sep 1978 (6 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1979, Germany 27 - Aug 1979 (1 month), 34 in 2FM list, POP 35 of 1979, US Radio 40 of 1979 (peak 4 9 weeks), nuTsie 40 of 1970s, OzNet 46, Scrobulate 48 of classic rock, US CashBox 52 of 1979, TheQ 55, US BB 61 of 1979, Vinyl Surrender 76 (1978), Poland 81 of all time, WXPN 81, WABC NY 86 of 1979, Acclaimed 495 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), RYM 8 of 1978, WFUV 14, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 Dire Straits Walk of Life 1986 Eire 1 for 1 week - Jan 1986, UK 2 - Jan 1986 (12 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1986 (19 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Nov 1985 (20 weeks), Sweden 7 - Feb 1986 (3 weeks), Canada 12 - Jun 1985 (9 weeks), South Africa 14 of 1986, Germany 17 - Jan 1986 (2 months), Austria 18 - Feb 1986 (4 weeks), Holland 20 - Dec 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 23 - Dec 1985 (2 weeks), Switzerland 24 - Feb 1986 (4 weeks), ARC 37 of 1986 (peak 4 14 weeks), POP 40 of 1986, US BB 49 of 1986, US Radio 73 of 1986 (peak 7 9 weeks), US CashBox 92 of 1986, Europe 97 of the 1980s (1985), Scrobulate 100 of 80s, OzNet 644, RYM 102 of 1985
4 Dire Straits So Far Away 1985 Poland 1 - May 1985 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - May 1985 (11 weeks), Springbok 5 - Aug 1985 (13 weeks), Switzerland 6 - May 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - May 1985 (10 weeks), Belgium 17 - May 1985 (3 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Mar 1986 (14 weeks), UK 20 - Apr 1985 (6 weeks), Canada 20 - Jan 1986 (4 weeks), Holland 31 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 49 of soft rock, Brazil 61 of 1986, US Radio 145 of 1986 (peak 19 1 week), RYM 102 of 1985
5 Dire Straits Private Investigations 1982 Holland 1 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), UK 2 - Sep 1982 (8 weeks), Poland 2 - Sep 1982 (6 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Oct 1982 (6 weeks), Europe 6 of the 1980s (1982), France 8 - Sep 1982 (1 week), Italy 51 of 1982, Scrobulate 82 of dark, Belgium 92 of all time, OzNet 640, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), RYM 50 of 1982
6 Dire Straits Calling Elvis 1991 Poland 1 - Aug 1991 (19 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Oct 1991, Holland 2 - Aug 1991 (10 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Sep 1991 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Sep 1991 (7 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1991 (10 weeks), Germany 9 - Sep 1991 (2 months), Japan (Tokyo) 13 - Oct 1991 (8 weeks), Austria 14 - Sep 1991 (3 weeks), Italy 17 of 1991, UK 21 - Aug 1991 (4 weeks), RYM 92 of 1991
7 Dire Straits Twisting By the Pool 1983 New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1983, Holland 5 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), Norway 6 - Feb 1983 (9 weeks), Belgium 7 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 8 - Feb 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Mar 1983 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), UK 14 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), Australia 14 of 1983, Canada 16 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 77 of rock & roll
8 Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 1985 Poland 1 - Dec 1985 (40 weeks), Poland 2 of all time, Sweden 4 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), France 10 - Jan 1986 (1 week), Scrobulate 14 of guitar, UK 16 - Oct 1985 (13 weeks), Holland 27 - Aug 1989 (4 weeks), Europe 47 of the 1980s (1985), Belgium 83 of all time, WXPN 391, RYM 54 of 1985
9 Dire Straits Your Latest Trick 1986 Poland 1 - Jan 1986 (16 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Jul 1993, Italy 14 of 1993, UK 26 - May 1986 (6 weeks), OzNet 470
10 Dire Straits Lady Writer 1979 Holland 18 - Jul 1979 (5 weeks), Belgium 29 - Sep 1979 (1 week), RIANZ 39 - Aug 1979 (3 weeks), US Billboard 45 - Jul 1979 (7 weeks), UK 51 - Jul 1979 (6 weeks), OzNet 496, RYM 181 of 1979
11 Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet 1980 UK 8 - Jan 1981 (11 weeks), Scrobulate 15 of favorite, WXPN 32, Virgin 66, OzNet 391, RYM 21 of 1980, Guardian Rock 76
12 Dire Straits Skateaway 1981 Canada 20 - Jan 1981 (5 weeks), UK 37 - Apr 1981 (5 weeks), US Billboard 58 - Dec 1980 (9 weeks), POP 70 of 1981, WXPN 614, RYM 151 of 1981
13 Dire Straits Tunnel of Love 1981 Italy 9 of 1981, Belgium 29 - Nov 1980 (1 week), UK 54 - Oct 1981 (3 weeks), WXPN 724, RYM 73 of 1981
14 Dire Straits Ticket to Heaven 1992 Poland 8 - Jun 1992 (16 weeks), Holland 33 - Jul 1994 (3 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 52 - Sep 1991 (4 weeks), Scrobulate 83 of soft rock
15 Dire Straits Industrial Disease 1983 Canada 2 - Oct 1982 (13 weeks), US Billboard 75 - Jan 1983 (4 weeks), OzNet 713, RYM 145 of 1983
16 Dire Straits Encores (EP) 1993 Holland 4 - May 1993 (10 weeks), Norway 10 - May 1993 (1 week), Austria 30 - Jul 1993 (1 week), UK 31 - May 1993 (3 weeks)
17 Dire Straits On Every Street 1992 Poland 24 - Jan 1992 (8 weeks), UK 42 - Feb 1992 (2 weeks), Scrobulate 46 of ballad
18 Dire Straits Heavy Fuel 1991 Poland 17 - Nov 1991 (9 weeks), Belgium 19 - Dec 1991 (2 weeks), Holland 24 - Nov 1991 (3 weeks), UK 55 - Nov 1991 (2 weeks)
19 Dire Straits The Bug 1992 Belgium 14 - Jun 1992 (7 weeks), Holland 29 - Jun 1992 (3 weeks), Poland 30 - Nov 1992 (10 weeks), UK 67 - Jun 1992 (1 week)
20 Dire Straits Badges, Posters, Stickers & TShirts 1982 Australia 14 of 1983, Poland 27 - Oct 1982 (2 weeks), RYM 50 of 1982
21 Dire Straits Love Over Gold 1984 UK 50 - Feb 1984 (3 weeks), OzNet 808, RYM 66 of 1985
22 Dire Straits Why Worry 1986 Brazil 42 of 1986
23 Dire Straits If I Had You 1983 Norway 9 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Australia 14 of 1983
24 Dire Straits Down to the Waterline 1978 OzNet 554, RYM 172 of 1978
25 Dire Straits Water of Love 1978 OzNet 736, RYM 172 of 1978
26 Dire Straits You & Your Friend 1992 Poland 17 - Apr 1993 (12 weeks), Holland 39 - Dec 1992 (3 weeks)
27 Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing (1988) 1988 UK 62 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks)
28 Dire Straits Once Upon a Time in the West 1979 France 5 - Dec 1979 (1 week)
29 Dire Straits Two Young Lovers 1983 Australia 14 of 1983
30 Dire Straits Encore 1993 Switzerland 20 - Jun 1993 (5 weeks)
31 Dire Straits Going Home (Theme From 'Local Hero') 1985 RYM 54 of 1985
32 Dire Straits Iron Hand 1991 RYM 92 of 1991
33 Dire Straits Expresso Love 1981 RYM 151 of 1981
34 Dire Straits Eastbound Train 1978 RYM 8 of 1978
35 Dire Straits Where Do You Think You're Going? 1979 RYM 181 of 1979
36 Dire Straits Solid Rock 1980 RYM 21 of 1980
37 Dire Straits The Man's Too Strong unknown Scrobulate 77 of guitar

In addition to the above listed songs Dire Straits also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Randy Newman & Dire Straits It's Money That Matters 1988 Poland 27 - Feb 1989 (6 weeks), POP 55 of 1988, US Billboard 60 - Nov 1988 (11 weeks)

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