Money for Nothing (album)

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Money for Nothing
Greatest hits album by Dire Straits
Released October 1988
Recorded 1978–1985
Genre Rock
Length 66:18
Label Vertigo
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer Various
Dire Straits chronology
Brothers in Arms
(1985)
Money for Nothing
(1988)
On Every Street
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]

Money for Nothing is a greatest hits album by British rock band Dire Straits released in 1988. It features highlights from the band's first five albums. The vinyl edition omits "Telegraph Road" and has a different running order, with "Tunnel of Love" placed between "Money for Nothing", the title track, and "Brothers in Arms". The collection went to #1 on the UK Albums Chart. It sold 6.6 million copies in Europe and one million in the U.S.

Track listing[3][edit]

All songs written by Mark Knopfler, except where noted.

  1. "Sultans of Swing" – 5:46
  2. "Down to the Waterline" – 4:01
  3. "Portobello Belle--Live" – 4:33
  4. "Twisting by the Pool (Remix)" – 3:30
    • Previously released as a single & EP.
  5. "Tunnel of Love" (Intro by Rodgers/Hammerstein) – 8:10
  6. "Romeo and Juliet" – 5:56
  7. "Where Do You Think You're Going?" – 3:30
    • Previously unreleased mix. Original version is on the album Communiqué.
  8. "Walk of Life" – 4:08
  9. "Private Investigations" – 5:50
    • Full-length version originally released on the album Love over Gold.
  10. "Telegraph Road--Live (Remix)" – 11:59
  11. "Money for Nothing" (Mark Knopfler, Sting) Single edit – 4:06
  12. "Brothers in Arms" edit – 4:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 3
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 2
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[9] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 8
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 1
US Billboard 200[13] 62
Chart (1989) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[14] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[16] Diamond 1,000,000*
Germany (BVMI)[17] Platinum 500,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[18] 3× Platinum 150,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Japan release contained an additional track 'Solid Rock', placed between 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Where Do You Think You're Going'
  4. ^ "Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Dire Straits – Money for Nothing" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  6. ^ "InfoDisc: Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisc (in French). Retrieved 9 March 2013.  Search for DIRE STRAITS and click OK.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  12. ^ "1988-10-29 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Money for Nothing – Dire Straits: Awards". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dire Straits – Money for Nothing" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Music Canada. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "French album certifications – DIRESTRAITS – Money for Nothing" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 9 March 2013.  Select DIRESTRAITS and click OK
  17. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Dire Straits; 'Money for Nothing')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Dire Straits; 'Money for Nothing')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 March 2013.  Enter Money for Nothing in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 9 March 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Rattle and Hum by U2
UK number one album
29 October 1988 – 18 November 1988
Succeeded by
Kylie by Kylie Minogue