Money for Nothing (album)

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Money for Nothing
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Greatest hits album by
Released17 October 1988
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 "Telegraph Road" and has a different running order. The collection went to number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. It sold 14 million copies worldwide, making it one of the biggest selling compilation of all time.

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

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]

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 (RMNZ)[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 (Album Top 100)[14] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[16] Diamond 1,000,000*
Germany (BVMI)[17] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[18] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[19] 3× Platinum 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 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'
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing" (in German). 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. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Money for Nothing – Dire Straits: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing" (in Dutch). 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. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Dire Straits; 'Money for Nothing')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  20. ^ "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.
  21. ^ "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.