“Money for Nothing” is a classic hit and rock song by British rock band Dire Straits. The song is the second track/single of their fifth studio album titled Brothers in Arms. This song was released 36 years ago on June 24, 1985, through Vertigo Records.
The fact is that this song is one of the biggest rock hits for Dire Straits. The song itself is also a history of a new music era, and especially for MTV. Glorious 80’s video for “Money for Nothing” was the first aired video on MTV Europe when the network launched on 1 August 1987.
The lead vocal of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, continues to be the lead vocalist in this song. Thanks to their collaboration with the world-famous music legend and rock icon Sting, “Money for Nothing” gets a special background charm and beauty.
“Money for Nothing” is the most successful commercial song by Dire Straits. The song was three weeks at position number 1. on the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Dire Straits won many awards for this song. One of the most important things is that the band together with Sting performed this song in July 1985 on Live Aid.
The music video for the song at the time was the first computer animation with illustrations of the lyrics of the song, and it was considered as one of the most revolutionary music videos in the music industry.
It is a fact that Mark Knopfler was initially against the release of the music video for “Money for Nothing”. But, thanks to his girlfriend at the time he changed his mind. In addition to computer animation, the music video features scenes from Dire Straits and their performances.