Twisting by the Pool

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

Twisting by the Pool is a 1983 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. 12 on the US Billboard Top Tracks chart.[2]

According to the sheet music published at 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 retrospectively praised the song, calling it "the closest thing to exuberant rock & roll this seemingly humorless band had ever attempted."[4]

Chart performance[edit]