The Top 10 Dire Straits Songs You Need To Learn About Today!
If You Haven’t Already
Even after all this time, Dire Straits is still one of the most criminally underrated classic rock bands on the planet. Their six studio albums were either certified gold or platinum. But in the company of other mainstream acts, they still do not get the recognition and acknowledgment they truly deserve. Besides, they were only inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 (which was a bit controversial because Mark Knopfler didn’t show up).
In line with this, we compiled ten of their most underappreciated tunes. You need these gems in your playlist.
10. Hand in Hand
It sounds simple but stirs your soul.
9. Angel of Mercy
Mark Knopfler absolutely shined in this piece.
8. Industrial Disease
This fast-paced tune deserved to top the charts.
7. How Long
The guitar playing always gets to us – it’s chilling and mind-blowing.
It’s melancholy and melodic. Why it was often overlooked is beyond us.
5. Wild West End
Mark Knopfler became one with his instrument. Such virtuosity!
4. Lady Writer
It’s a masterpiece and clearly one of their best works. It’s catchy and it’ll take you places.
3. Tunnel of Love
This fiery song wasn’t a huge hit and most of the audience in America probably didn’t even know it existed. From the melody to the guitar solo – it’s a wild ride from start to finish.
2. Why Worry
It’s calm, soothing, and straight-up beautiful. If you haven’t heard this yet then you’re missing out big time.
1. Brothers in Arms
The meaningful lyrics, soulful vocal performance, and masterful guitar work – everything about it is flat-out amazing.