Greatest Dire Straits Songs


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21 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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22 News News

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...

23 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!

24 In the Gallery In 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.

25 Six Blade Knife Six Blade Knife V 2 Comments
26 Going Home Going Home
27 Twisting by the Pool Twisting by the Pool V 1 Comment
28 Lions Lions

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

29 Portobello Belle Portobello Belle
30 Expresso Love Expresso Love

Amazing Song! Absolutely fantastic display of songwriting!

31 Fade to Black Fade to Black V 1 Comment
32 Eastbound Train
33 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.

34 Ticket to Heaven Ticket to Heaven
35 Private Investigations Private Investigations

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

36 Solid Rock Solid Rock
37 Boom, Like That Boom, Like That
38 The Bug The Bug
39 Communique Communique

How the hell is this not on the list?

How is this at the bottom?

40 Single Handed Sailor Single Handed Sailor
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