Greatest Dire Straits Songs


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21It 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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I think the guitar in this song is unforgettable. It just sticks to your head once you hear it. It makes me think about car accidents. Great song! Deserves a better ranking on the charts...

23In the Gallery

This is one of the most bluesy songs ever written, and it's combined with a perfect amount of funk. This song should be vaulted up top. Drink a beer and turn it up loud... You'll love the chorus.

I agree should be running up there with Sultans of swing, That guitar is unbelievable.

This tune should be right along side of Sultans of swing. Great keyboard in it.


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!

25Going Home
26Hand 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!


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

28Twisting by the PoolV1 Comment
29Expresso Love

Amazing Song! Absolutely fantastic display of songwriting!

30You and Your Friend

Amazing lyrics and guitar work.

Lay down and soak it in

31Portobello Belle
32Fade to BlackV1 Comment
33Water 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.

34Ticket to Heaven
35Private Investigations

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

36Solid Rock
37Six Blade KnifeV2 Comments
38The Bug
39Boom, Like That
40Single Handed Sailor
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