Chart Position: 1

  • #8 bestseller for 1985
  • Lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
  • Written by Mark Knopfler and Sting
  • Lead guitar: Mark Knopfler
  • Produced by Mark Knopfler and Mark Dorfsman
  • Backing vocals: Sting
  • Percussion: Omar Hakim and Terry Williams
  • Recorded in Monserrate and London U.K.
  • This song’s music video was the first to contain computer-generated characters
  • This is Dire Straits’ only U.S. No. 1 hit single
  • Later recorded by Big Daddy (1991) and Bob Rivers (2002)




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