Coverafbeelding Dire Straits - Money For Nothing / Money For Nothing/ Brothers In Arms

Dire Straits

Money For Nothing / Money For Nothing/ Brothers In Arms

  • Statistieken
  •   4 weken
  •   27 piekpositie
  •   41 punten
  •   1985

Artiestinformatie


Opgericht door zanger Mark Knopfler in 1977 scoort Dire Straits veel grote hits. In 1978 bereiken ze voor het eerst de Top 40 met de single Sultans Of Swing wat de 10de plaats haalt. Deze single is afkomstig van het eerste album simpelweg getiteld Dire Straits. In 1979 volgt het album Communique en de single Lady Writer. In 1980 stapt Knopfler's broer David uit de band en gaan ze verder als trio. In 1982 scoort de band een nummer 1-hit met Private Investigations. Door de jaren heen zijn er verschillende muzikanten in de band gekomen en hebben ook de band weer verlaten maar Knopfler blijft de zanger en blikvanger. In 1985 verschijnt Brothers In Arms wat een record breekt door 5 jaar onafgebroken in de album Top 100 te blijven staan. Ook is het de eerste release op compact disc. In 1988 verschijnt het compilatie album Money For Nothing en treedt de band op tijdens het Nelson Mandela concert. In 1991 verschijnt het laatste album van de band On Every Street. De single Calling Elvis wordt een grote hit en de band gaat weer op toernee. Dit resulteert in 1993 in het live album On The Night en de hit EP Encores. Mark vindt het echter mooi geweest en ondanks dat de band nooit officieel is ontbonden heeft hij na 1992 nooit meer de band opgetreden en gaat hij verder als solo artiest. De single Ticket To Heaven is in 1994 de laatste Top 40 hit voor de band.

Songtekst

Money For Nothing

(I want my
I want my MTV
I want my
I want my MTV)

(I want my
I want my MTV
I want my
I want my MTV)

Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin', that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free

Now that ain't workin', that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

See the little faggot with the earring and the make-up
Yeah, buddy, that's his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot, he's a millionaire

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchens deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

Oowa, oowa

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchens deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

Look at here, look out

I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera
Man, we could have some fun

And he's up there, what's that, Hawaiian noises?
He's bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
Oh, that ain't workin', that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin', get your chicks for free

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

Listen here

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin', that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free

Money for nothin'
Chicks for free
Got your money for nothin'
Chicks for free

Money for nothin'
Chicks for free
Money for nothin'
Chicks for free

Money for nothin'
Chicks for free
Money for nothin'
Chicks for free

Money for nothin'
Chicks for free
Get your money for nothin'
And your chicks for free

(I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV
I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV)

(I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV
I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV)

(I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV
I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV)

(I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV
I want my, I want my
I want my, I want my MTV)

That ain't workin'

Brothers In Arms



These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be

Some day you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arm

Through these fields of destruction

Baptism of fire
I've witnessed your suffering
As the battle raged higher

And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell
And the moon riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die

But it's written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Songinformatie

Trivia

De gastvocalen in Money For Nothing zijn voor rekening van Sting.
ArtiestDire Straits
 A-kant
Titel Money For Nothing
Lengte 04:07
Componist(en) Knopfler, Sting [1985] / Mark Knopfler, Sting [1989]
Producer(s) Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman
 B-kant
Titel Love Over Gold (Live) [1985] / Brothers In Arms [1989]
Componist(en) Knopfler [1985] / Mark Knopfler [1989]
Producer(s) Mark Knopfler [1985] / Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman [1989]
Engineer(s) Nigel Walker
Platenlabel Vertigo
Catalogusnr 880 916-7 [1985] / 874 624-7 [1989]
Album Brother In Arms


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