Check out the latest Hoedown release on SDBob Recordings, “Money for Nothing”.
“Money for Nothing” is a song by British rock band Dire Straits, the second track on their fifth studio album, Brothers in Arms in 1985. It was released as the album’s second single on 28 May 1985 through Vertigo Records. The song’s lyrics are written from the point of view of two working-class men watching music videos and commenting on what they see.
It was Dire Straits’ most commercially successful single, peaking at number 1 for three weeks on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Top Rock Tracks chart and number 4 in the band’s native UK. In July 1985, the month following its release, Dire Straits and Sting performed the song at Live Aid. At the 28th Annual Grammy Awards in 1986, “Money for Nothing” won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year as well. At the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the music video received 11 nominations, winning Video of the Year and Best Group Video. Rolling Stone listed the song as the 94th greatest guitar song of all time.
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