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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

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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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nicko252008
Seconds verse is talking about Justin bieber JK LOL!
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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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Imagine if a pop song came out today with THAT 2nd verse. Dude would be tarred and feathered!
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4ournewlife0 4
love this song!! awesome! and im only 11...love all the classic rock like: ac/dc, led zepp., dire stairts,jour n e y and much more! follow if u like this song
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Great song
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Mark Knopfler, with or without the Dire Straits band, is a guitar playing, songwriting genius with a unique sound whose entire discography is a gift from the rock gods.
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kfaultered
You guys seem to know so much about this song and yet you all failed to mention who their inspiration was to even write this song. It's about Motley Crüe.
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I love this song
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Classic
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Turn the volume up in the start. Like heaven flowing through your skull. If the people next to you can't hear it it's too quiet
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Tear the guitar down
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