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Dire Straits was a highly popular rock group from London, England. They derived their highly distinctive style from the guitar playing and song-writing abilities of lead guitarist Mark Knopfler.  Here is the Dire Straits singles discography.

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Dire Straits Singles Discography

Songwriting and Production

Knopfler – Mark Knopfler

 

Warner Bros. WBS 8736
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 10 Feb. 1979, peak – 4, stay – 15 weeks
Produced by Muff Winwood
A.  Sultans Of Swing – 5:49 – Knopfler
B.  Southbound Again – 2:58 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. WBS 49006
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 28 Jul. 1979, peak – 45, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Barry Beckett
A.  Lady Writer – 3:45 – Knopfler
B.  Where Do You Think You’re Going? – 3:50 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. WBS 49082
Oct. 1979
Produced by Jerry Wexler, Barry Beckett
A.  Once Upon A Time In The West – 5:24 – Knopfler
B.  News – 4:11 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. WBS49632
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 20 Dec. 1980, peak – 58, stay – 10 weeks
Produced by Jimmy Iovine, Mark Knopfler
A.  Skateaway – 4:45 – Knopfler
B.  Solid Rock – 3:25 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. WBS49688
Mar. 1981
Produced by Jimmy Iovine, Mark Knopfler
A.  Romeo And Juliet – 6:00 – Knopfler
B.  Solid Rock – 3:25 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-29880
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 8 Jan. 1983, peak – 75, stay – 4 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler
A.  Industrial Disease – 5:50 – Knopfler
B.  Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts – 4:53 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-29706
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 16 Apr. 1983, peak – 105, stay – 3 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler
A.  Twisting By The Pool – 3:30 – Knopfler
B.  Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts – 4:53 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-29013
Apr. 1985
Produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman
A.  Walk Of Life – 4:07 – Knopfler
B.  One World – 3:36 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-28950
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 13 Jul. 1985, peak – 1 (3 weeks), stay – 22 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman (A-side), Mark Knopfler (B-side)
A.  Money For Nothing – 4:38 – Knopfler, Sting
B.  Love Over Gold (Live) – 3:41 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-28878
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 2 Nov. 1985, peak – 7, stay – 21 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman
A.  Walk Of Life – 4:07 – Knopfler
B.  One World – 3:36 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-28789
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 1 Mar. 1986, peak – 19, stay – 14 weeks
Produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman (A-side), Mark Knopfler (B-side)
A.  So Far Away – 3:59 – Knopfler
B.  If I Had You – 4:15 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-19199
Aug. 1991
Produced by Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits
A.  Calling Elvis – 6:25 – Knopfler
B.  Millionaire Blues – 4:23 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. 7-19094
Oct. 1991
Produced by Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits
A.  Heavy Fuel – 4:55 – Knopfler
B.  Kingdom Come – 4:13 – Knopfler

Warner Bros. PRO-CD-5394
1991
Produced by Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler
1.  On Every Street (album version) – 5:01 – Knopfler
2.  On Every Street (radio edit) – 4:09 – Knopfler
Note:  CD single

Warner Bros. PRO-CD-5183
1992
Produced by Mark Knopfler
1.  The Bug – 4:15 – Knopfler
Note:  CD single

 

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