Dire Straits

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Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more "rootsy" influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits' compositions were melancholic. Dire Straits' biggest selling album Brothers in Arms has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on CD. Wikipedia

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2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service -
2015 Dolezal Backstage -
2014 Ochéntame... otra vez -
2013 My Mad Fat Diary -
2013 The Goldbergs -
2012 Argo -
2012 Shell -
2012 One Hit Wonderland -
2011 Generació D -
2010 Parenthood -
2010 No me la puc treure del cap -

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269 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
4 What It Is 2005
9 Sailing To Philadelphia 2005
30 Boom, Like That 2005
39 Why Aye Man 2002
40 The Long Road 2005
38 The Trawlerman's Song 2005
37 Going Home: Theme Of The Local Hero 2005
1 Private Investigations 1982
2 Down To The Waterline 1978
3 Tunnel Of Love 1980
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 1

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