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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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Comments

Chicks for free who are they kidding
R.I.P. Money For Nothing 1985-2011 In Canada
nicko252008
Seconds verse is talking about Justin bieber JK LOL!
mandyge1012
So true the guitar is amazing balls
It seemed like MTV played this video a couple times an hour at its peak... Ah the good ol' days!
Sting in this too. The song was made when he just started to go solo. Terrific duet between sting and mark knopfler.
Reminds me of school & some dude named 'Crawdad' that played drums.
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.
love the story, jjg715!
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.
doyles_sa
One of the best riffs of all time!
Man where would this country be without this classic ROCK N ROLL..
It's like Pink Floyd a bit in the intro and then the drums take it to another crunchy guitar dimension.
Best song,and that's comeing from a 13 year old my friends love to play drums to this
What was it chad?
Memories.... . . . . . . . .
Greatest intro riff ever!!! Period, iron man can't even touch this one.
Nebraska furniture mart, for life!!!
Imagine if a pop song came out today with THAT 2nd verse. Dude would be tarred and feathered!
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
loganhelling e r
Great song
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.
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.
I love this song
Classic
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
Tear the guitar down
If U don't like this song, then F**k You
Don't stand...
You guys hear sting? ( chorus)
Ohhh I love that guitar intro.
25 years later and still awsome. What's that? Hawaiian noises? That ain't workin.
mikepascarel l o
Bangin' on the bongos like a chimpanzee. That ain't workin'! Great lyrics and great guitar.
Who ever said they were one hit wonders do not know much about rock and roll. Money for nothing,sult a n s of swing,walk of life, so far away all top 25 on the charts just to name a few.
Stealing melodies from sting are we?
The amazing bass and guitar fest with an amazing vocalist to boot.. Who could not like this combo.....
deadly_e
@kwh9547
Dire Straits is anything but "one hit". Take a listen to their other tracks one day. Come back and comment when you do.
kvnshop
sick song, wish it would play the full 8 min version though
barton0305
Nice guitar
Talking about MTV! They seem to have re-directed. Love those old videos. Who is in charge at MTV?
edkomasara
Every time I gots to install microwave ovens... I think of this song... That ain't workin
That riff!
Dire straits are not a one hit wonder, they also had hits in Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer
This was when MTV was fun! What happened?
david.june69
Goober¡!¡!¡
david.june69
There is No MTV!
Just B.S. now!!!
Very recognizable guitar riff. Thanks for the lyrics! Most radio stations bleep one word:-). Sting , thanks for the background vocal!
What. Happen to MTV? SUCKS
That isn't a one hit wonder u forgot about industrial disease by the same band
This song kicks a**, i want my MTV.
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