Dire Straits discography

Dire Straits discography

This page is a detailed discography of the rock band, Dire Straits.

Albums

Studio

Year Album Charts Certifications
UK US BPI RIAA
1978 Dire Straits 5 2 2× Multi-Platinum 2× Multi-Platinum
1979 Communiqué 5 11 Platinum Gold
1980 Making Movies 4 19 2× Multi-Platinum Platinum
1982 Love over Gold 1 19 2× Multi-Platinum Gold
1985 Brothers in Arms 1 1 13× Multi-Platinum 9× Multi-Platinum
1991 On Every Street 1 12 2× Multi-Platinum Platinum

EPs

Year Album US 200
1983 ExtendedancEPlay 53
1993 Encores 59

Live albums

Year Album Charts Certifications
UK US BPI RIAA
1984 Alchemy 3 46 Platinum Gold
1993 On the Night 4 116
1995 Live at the BBC 71

Compilations

Year Album Charts Certifications
UK US BPI RIAA
1988 Money for Nothing 1 62 4× Multi-Platinum Platinum
1998 Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits 6 Gold
2005 The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations 20 Gold

Singles

Year Song Chart Positions Album
UK Singles AUS CAN US Hot 100 US Main Rock
1978 "Sultans of Swing" 8 6 6 4 - Dire Straits
1979 "Water of Love" - 54 - - -
"Lady Writer" 51 95 51 45 - Communiqué
1981 "Romeo and Juliet" 8 - - - - Making Movies
"Skateaway" 37 - - 58 31
"Tunnel of Love" 54 62 - - -
1982 "Private Investigations" 2 21 2 - - Love over Gold
1983 "Industrial Disease" - - 18 75 9
"Twisting by the Pool" 14 2 18 105 12 ExtendedancEPlay
1984 "Love over Gold (Live)" 50 46 - - - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live
1985 "So Far Away" 20 22 24 19 29 Brothers in Arms
"Money for Nothing" 4 4 1 1 1
"Brothers in Arms" 16 57 - - -
1986 "Walk of Life" 2 11 5 7 4
"Your Latest Trick" 26 - - - -
1988 "Sultans of Swing (Re-Issue)" 62 - - - - Dire Straits
1991 "Calling Elvis" 21 8 4 - 3 On Every Street
"Heavy Fuel" 55 17 26 - 1
1992 "On Every Street" 42 - - - -
"The Bug" 67 - 21 - 8
1993 "Encores (EP)" 31 47 - - - Encores (EP)
"Your Latest Trick (Live)" - - 91 - - On the Night

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