Song of the Day: Dire Straits, “Walk of Life”

For some reason, I thought Dire Straits was from Australia… Anyway, "Walk of Life" was from their 1985 album, Brothers In Arms, which also gave us "Money For Nothing." It reached #4 in the UK and earned a Gold record. It reached #7 in the US and #6 in Canada, and the video is a lot of fun, sports fan or not.

20 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Dire Straits, “Walk of Life”

  1. This is one of the songs from the Eighties I loved. Love his style of guitar playing… I’ve always liked the positive feeling of this song.

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  2. Great song. Good for walking except Benny has to stop and smell everything along the way and then there are the pee breaks! Love the video too.

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    1. Maybe I was, though I never gave Men at Work much consideration. Great song and a classic video, from the days when MTV and VH-1 showed videos…

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    1. I don’t think I have anything by Dire Straits. I have the album Mark Knopfler did with Chet Atkins (had Chet lived, he might have bestowed the coveted CGP on Mark). Back when I had tapes, I had one by a band called The Notting Hillbillies, which I think was one of Mark’s side projects. It was pretty good; maybe I should see if I can find it again…

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  3. I’ve always loved this song. It makes me smile every time I hear it. Thanks for bringing it out today, John.

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  4. Hi John – completely agree … what a great video … loved it – cheers Hilary

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