Money for Nothing (album)

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Money for Nothing
Moneyfornothing2.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released17 October 1988
Recorded1978–1985
GenreRock
Length66:18
LabelVertigo
Warner Bros. (US)
ProducerVarious
Dire Straits chronology
Brothers in Arms
(1985)
Money for Nothing
(1988)
On Every Street
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]

Money for Nothing is a greatest hits album by British rock band Dire Straits released on 17 October 1988, featuring highlights from the band's first five albums. The vinyl edition omits the song "Telegraph Road" and has a different running order.

The album was deleted in 1998, and replaced by another compilation, Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Knopfler, except where noted.[3]

  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
  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]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[22] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[24] Gold 77,842[24]
France (SNEP)[25] Diamond 1,000,000*
Germany (BVMI)[26] Platinum 500,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[27] Platinum 20,000*
Italy
sales 1988-1989
500,000[28]
Netherlands (NVPI)[29] 2× Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[30] Platinum 15,000^
Portugal (AFP)[31] Gold 20,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[32] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[33] 3× Platinum 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
United States (RIAA)[35] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments 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'
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  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
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  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
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  16. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1989". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
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  18. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1989". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1990". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
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  21. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1992". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  22. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Music Canada. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  24. ^ a b "Dire Straits" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  25. ^ "French album certifications – DIRESTRAITS – Money for Nothing" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 9 March 2013. Select DIRESTRAITS and click OK. 
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Dire Straits; 'Money for Nothing')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  27. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1990". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  28. ^ Caroli, Daniele (9 December 1989). "Italy > Talent Challenges" (PDF). Billboard Magazine. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 101 (49): I-8. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 25 July 2020 – via World Radio History.
  29. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 20 August 2018. Enter Money for Nothing in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  30. ^ "New Zealand Certification – Money for Nothing". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  31. ^ Pinheiro De Almeida, Luis (14 January 1989). "Platinum in Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 6 no. 2. p. 11. Retrieved 26 July 2020 – via World Radio History.
  32. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 926. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  33. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Dire Straits; 'Money for Nothing')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  34. ^ "British album certifications – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 March 2013. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Money for Nothing in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  35. ^ "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.