Twisting by the Pool

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"Twisting by the Pool"
Single by Dire Straits
from the album ExtendedancEPlay
B-side Two Young Lovers
If I Had You
Released 1983
Genre Rock
Length 3:28
Label Vertigo
Writer(s) Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits singles chronology
"Private Investigations"
(1982)
"Twisting by the Pool"
(1983)
"So Far Away"
(1985)

Twisting by the Pool is a 1983 rock song by Dire Straits which appears on ExtendedancEPlay. It was released as a single in 1983, peaking at no. 14 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and at no. 83 on the US Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart.[2]

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is set in the time signature of common time, with a tempo of 182 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of A major with Knopfler's vocal range spanning from A3 to E5. The song has a basic sequence of A–D–E as its chord progression.[3]

William Ruhlmann of AllMusic praised the song, calling it "the closest thing to exuberant rock & roll this seemingly humorless band had ever attempted."[4]

Chart performance[edit]