July 15, 2021

Money For Nothing (1985)

Time for another round of Throwback Thursday!


This is where we get to listen to some great music from days gone by. 


Today’s music comes to us from 1985.  


Wikipedia tells us this about today’s tune:

"Money for Nothing" is a song by British rock band Dire Straits, the second track on their fifth studio album, Brothers in Arms (1985). It was released as the album's second single on 24 June 1985 through Vertigo Records. The song's lyrics are written from the point of view of two working-class men watching music videos and commenting on what they see. The song features a guest appearance by Sting singing background vocals, providing both the signature falsetto introduction and backing chorus of "I want my MTV." The groundbreaking video was the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network launched on 1 August 1987.

It was Dire Straits' most commercially successful single, peaking at number 1 for three weeks on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Top Rock Tracks chart and number 4 in the band's native UK. In July 1985, the month following its release, Dire Straits and Sting performed the song at Live Aid. At the 28th Annual Grammy Awards in 1986, "Money for Nothing" won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year as well. At the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the music video received 11 nominations, winning Video of the Year and Best Group Video.





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4 comments:

  1. I remember when this came out and it was such a huge hit, music wise and video wise. The video was considered ahead of its time with the use of computer graphics. Fun song and quite true.

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  2. I don't know if I like the song or the video better, but the whole thing is great. Of course MTV doesn't show videos anymore...

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