Dire Straits

Dire Straits


Top Songs

Sultans of Swing
Money for Nothing
Walk of Life
So Far Away
Romeo and Juliet


  • Kingdom Come

    Jul 2005 • 1 song

  • Millionaire Blues

    Jul 2005 • 1 song

  • Love Over Gold

    Jul 2005 • 5 songs

Similar Artists

Popular On

Dire Straits News

  • Mark Knopfler, Who Snubbed Rock Hall, Happily Accepts Scottish Music Award
  • Ex-Dire Straits Members to Tour U.S. as 'Dire Straits Legacy'


  • Dire Straits
  • Biography

    Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping into the epic song structures of progressive rock. The band's music was offset by Knopfler's lyrics...
    Read more

    Chat About Dire Straits

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.


    © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.