Greatest Dire Straits Songs


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21 Why Worry Why Worry

A lullaby for grown-ups, and one of the most beautiful songs ever written. So calm and soothing it's impossible not to love.

This should switch with lady writer

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22 Going Home Going Home
23 It Never Rains It Never Rains

Possibly the most underrated dIRE sTRAITS song. Perfect from begining to end, great lyrics, outstanding outro.
It's such a shame it was only played live during the short Love over gold UK tour.

Without any doubt the greatest song Mark ever wrote during the Dire Straits period.

This forgotten last track of the Love Over Gold album deserves more love! Terrific guitar and lyrics - Knopfler at his best. Should easily be in the top 10.

The best track of the best Dire Straits album.

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24 Lions Lions

Might be the weirdest song ever. I can't even listen to it without feeling really unconfortable.

25 Skateaway Skateaway

The one that got away from the live shows, and I think, overlooked. From their best album "Making Movies".

This song ALWAYS stops me in my tracks. GREAT late night song with a little glass of somethin'

This song has such a strong melody, 2nd only to Tunnel of Love

This song should be much higher!

26 Once Upon a Time In the West Once Upon a Time In the West

One of the best. The live version in Alchemy is just memorable... the guitar solos are subtle and yet powerful like no other

Catchy song, great guitar, love Mark's vocals in this one. What's not to like? Definitely top 10.

#24, you've gotta be kidding me... This song is awesome

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27 Private Investigations Private Investigations

This is already at number 9, isn't it?

28 Twisting by the Pool Twisting by the Pool V 1 Comment
29 Hand In Hand Hand In Hand

Just love this tune.. so simple but just class

Most underrated song of all time, like a kick in the gut every time!

30 Fade to Black Fade to Black V 1 Comment
31 Expresso Love Expresso Love

Amazing Song! Absolutely fantastic display of songwriting!

32 Portobello Belle Portobello Belle
33 You and Your Friend You and Your Friend

Amazing lyrics and guitar work.

Lay down and soak it in

34 Water of Love Water of Love

Pick Withers legendary drumming is just as essential to this song as Mark Knopflers guitar work, combining for one of their most underrated songs. Their sound may have been somewhat undeveloped on their first album, but this, along with Sultans of Swing, is some of their best work that isn't on Making Movies or Love Over Gold.

35 Ticket to Heaven Ticket to Heaven
36 Solid Rock Solid Rock
37 Six Blade Knife Six Blade Knife V 2 Comments
38 Boom, Like That Boom, Like That
39 The Bug The Bug
40 Communique Communique

How the hell is this not on the list?

How is this at the bottom?

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