Dire Straits

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Dire Straits were a british rock band from Newcastle, United Kingdom, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Read more about Dire Straits on Last.fm.

Type: Group
Area: United Kingdom
Founded: 1977
Dissolved: 1995
Tags: classic rock rock 80s blues guitar

ACHIEVEMENTS

SONGS
3
SONG WEEKS
12
FIRST WEEK
43/05
LAST WEEK
20/13
ALBUMS
13
ALBUM WEEKS
837
FIRST WEEK
14/03
LAST WEEK
08/21

SONGS

Peak Title First Week Weeks Last Week
#48
1 wk

Deep Dish and Dire Straits
43/05 - 02/06 wks: 10
43/05 10 02/06
#80
1 wk

06/13 - 06/13 wks: 1
06/13 1 06/13
#91
1 wk

20/13 - 20/13 wks: 1
20/13 1 20/13
#48 43/05 12 20/13

ALBUMS

Peak Title First Week Weeks Last Week
#2
1 wk
Alchemy Live by  Dire Straits
10/05 - 14/15 wks: 45
10/05 45 14/15
#4
1 wk
Brothers In Arms by  Dire Straits
03/05 - 08/21 wks: 97
03/05 97 08/21
#92
1 wk
Brothers In Arms + On Every Street by  Dire Straits
34/09 - 34/10 wks: 3
34/09 3 34/10
#30
2 wks
Communique by  Dire Straits
38/07 - 15/15 wks: 8
38/07 8 15/15
#23
1 wk
Dire Straits by  Dire Straits
38/07 - 15/15 wks: 10
38/07 10 15/15
#25
1 wk
Love Over Gold by  Dire Straits
39/07 - 08/20 wks: 15
39/07 15 08/20
#35
1 wk
Making Movies by  Dire Straits
38/07 - 14/15 wks: 7
38/07 7 14/15
#26
1 wk

40/07 - 17/15 wks: 5
40/07 5 17/15
#24
1 wk
On The Night by  Dire Straits
40/07 - 15/15 wks: 7
40/07 7 15/15
#3
2 wks
Private Investigations: The Very Best Of by  Dire Straits  and  Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler
44/05 - 07/21 wks: 566
44/05 566 07/21
#94
1 wk
Private Investigations. The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler by  Mark Knopfler  and  Dire Straits
Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits
10/13 - 11/14 wks: 3
10/13 3 11/14
#6
1 wk
Sultans Of Swing - The Very Best Of Dire Straits by  Dire Straits
14/03 - 25/16 wks: 51
14/03 51 25/16
#9
1 wk

42/20 - 50/20 wks: 20
42/20 20 50/20
#2 14/03 837 08/21