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 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The 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 Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  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