Twisting by the Pool

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"Twisting by the Pool"
Twistingbythepool.jpg
Single by Dire Straits
from the album ExtendedancEPlay
B-side
  • "Two Young Lovers"
  • "If I Had You"
Released14 January 1983[1]
GenreRock and roll
Length3:28
LabelVertigo
Songwriter(s)Mark Knopfler
Producer(s)Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits singles chronology
"Private Investigations"
(1982)
"Twisting by the Pool"
(1983)
"Love over Gold (Live Version)"
(1984)

Twisting by the Pool is a 1983 song by British rock band Dire Straits which appears on ExtendedancEPlay. It was released as a single in 1983, peaking at No. 1 in New Zealand, No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart[2] and at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top Tracks chart.[3]

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 A2 to E4. The song has a basic sequence of A–D–E as its chord progression.[4]

William Ruhlmann of AllMusic retrospectively praised the song, calling it "the closest thing to exuberant rock & roll this seemingly humorless band had ever attempted."[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Dire Straits Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Twisting By the Pool By Dire Straits – Digital Guitar Tab". Universal Music Publishing Group. Retrieved 18 June 2014 – via Musicnotes.com.
  5. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Dire Straits – Twisting by the Pool". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 6251." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  9. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  10. ^ "InfoDisc : Le Détail par Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Select "Dire Straits" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Twisting by the Pool". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 8, 1983" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool". VG-lista. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Dire Straits – Twisting By The Pool". GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Kent Music Report – National Top 100 Singles for 1983". Kent Music Report. Retrieved 22 January 2023 – via Imgur.com.
  19. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts – 1980s". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1983" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  21. ^ "End of Year Charts 1983". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 14 August 2016.