What It Is (Mark Knopfler song)

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"What It Is"
What It Is (Mark Knopfler single) cover art.jpg
Single by Mark Knopfler
from the album Sailing to Philadelphia
Released 4 September 2000 (2000-09-04)
Length 4:57 (Album version) 3:33 (Radio edit)
Songwriter(s) Mark Knopfler
Producer(s) Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler singles chronology
"Rüdiger"
(1996)
"What It Is"
(2000)
"Sailing To Philadelphia"
(2000)

"Rüdiger"
(1996)
"What It Is"
(2000)
"Sailing To Philadelphia"
(2000)

"What It Is" is a song written and recorded by the British rock musician Mark Knopfler. It was released on 4 September 2000 as the lead single from his second solo studio album, Sailing to Philadelphia (2000).

The song's lyrics pay homage to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."What It Is" (Radio edit)3:33
2."The Long Highway"3:46
3."Let's See You"4:21
4."Camerado"2:58
Total length:14:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000–01) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 11
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[2] 15
Brazil (ABPD)[3] 90
France (SNEP)[4] 56
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 81
Italy (FIMI)[6] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 38
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 10
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[9] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 38
US Triple A (Billboard)[11] 3

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