Oct 5, 2020

What's That, Hawaiian Noises?

Money For Nothing
Dire Straits (1985)
Thirty-five years ago today, one of the greatest songs of the 80's hit #1 on the Billboard Top 40 for the third consecutive week.  Singer and lead guitarist Mark Knopfler wrote the song at an appliance store in New York City after hearing one of the employees griping about the rock stars that were on the display televisions, and how much money they make.  He grabbed a pen and wrote down the things they were saying, and he used those lines in a song that was sung from the first person perspective of that guy.