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Money For Nothing

Features of This Track

a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
a political satire lyric
extensive vamping
minor key tonality
dirty electric guitar riffs
a dynamic male vocalist
humorous lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Dire Straits what a kick-a** jam man. I just love it, money for nothing and your chicks for free! I first heard this song on MTV you know what I'm saying. Just a great song. Rock on!
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Useless trivia: Mr. MTV by Nothing More samples the beginning of this classic.
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When my son was 3 Money For Nothing and Start Me Up by the Stones were his favorite songs. My mom was not happy! My son's name is Jay and when he was 5 he decided to call himself The Tenth Letter.
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❤❤❤❤❤
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Sting with background vocals
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I want my...I want my...I want my MTV--the way it used to be back in the '80's! The way it was meant to be!
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Oh MY!!!
Yup....MTV!! ! LOL my my ....HOW the time DOES fly!!
0;o))
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This reminds me of a time when MTV was fairly decent..... before all the crap invaded...
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edkomasara
I think of this song every time I install a microwave oven... I should'a learned to play them drums.
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kraig.ana
Yeah! I love that little f**got!
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Songs high school 25year love songs
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Soooo happy to hear the beginning of this song in the movie, The Kingsmen:) This is still a solid song....with the exception of some unfortunate lyrics:(
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toneloc30200 3
@K. Mark Knopfler.
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sikeskarla
Who sings the words "money for nothing"? It has always sounded like Sting to me.
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I love this song and thank you Pandora for not being scared to play the unedited version
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This is live.
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True classic.
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I want my MTV...
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One of the earliest albums I ever bought.still love D'S & love this song in particular. Mark knop let master guitarist! ! :))
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sprmn13
This is the first music video I remember seeing growing up. Still gets me pumped seeing or hearing it! Love the "I want my, I want my, I want my MTV." at the end.
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Thank you Houston for enlightening me
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@tomgrubbs95 - - t h e y were referring to the fact that musicians who were on MTV could get THEIR chicks for free. Not so for those of us regular dudes.
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movies, refrigerator s , and colored tv's...dang
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willrush1998
Well they won't show the lyrics to this song any time soon...
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koltrider70
sharp dressed man is a beast song
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Best intro build-up ever!
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love the uncut track, thanks, don't get to hear it on the radio! not sure what some guy is talking about
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Great video
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ast1195
Bad intro...stil l love this cut after all these years! MTV back n the day, when they only showed videos!
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I love this group. Mark Knopfler has a very distinctive style. I could listen to him all day! Although this track was over played back in the day, it is still awesome.
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Such an awesome instrumental intro. I appreciate it more now than I did back in the day.
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When my son was 3 he used to sing this song all the time. It could be embarrassing at times. Jay this songs for you A.K.A. The Tenth Letter.
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davidcollis7 7
Goddamn pandora censorship. If any rapper can say f**got on Pandora then so can The Dire Straights! Bullshit censorship Pandora! Give us back the original cut!
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Chicks for free who are they kidding
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R.I.P. Money For Nothing 1985-2011 In Canada
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mandyge1012
So true the guitar is amazing balls
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It seemed like MTV played this video a couple times an hour at its peak... Ah the good ol' days!
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Sting in this too. The song was made when he just started to go solo. Terrific duet between sting and mark knopfler.
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Reminds me of school & some dude named 'Crawdad' that played drums.
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stphdriggs
Derek, It looks like Pandora completely removed the second verse. I realize it contained a slur, but they could have bleeped it or distorted it, and otherwise left it intact.
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love the story, jjg715!
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the page. This song is about rock star excess and the easy life it brings compared with real work. Mark Knopfler wrote it after overhearing delivery men in a New York department store complain about their jobs while watching MTV. He wrote the song in the store sitting at a kitchen display they had set up. Many of the lyrics were things they actually said.
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doyles_sa
One of the best riffs of all time!
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Man where would this country be without this classic ROCK N ROLL..
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It's like Pink Floyd a bit in the intro and then the drums take it to another crunchy guitar dimension.
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Best song,and that's comeing from a 13 year old my friends love to play drums to this
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What was it chad?
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Memories.... . . . . . . . .
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Greatest intro riff ever!!! Period, iron man can't even touch this one.
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Nebraska furniture mart, for life!!!
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