CSPC: Dire Straits Popularity Analysis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 4: Original Album Sales – Dire Straits (1978)
Page 5: Original Album Sales – Communiqué (1979)
Page 6: Original Album Sales – Making Movies (1980)
Page 7: Original Album Sales – Love Over Gold (1982)
Page 8: Original Album Sales – Brothers In Arms (1985)
Page 9: Original Album Sales – On Every Street (1991)
Page 10: Original Album Sales – Comments
Page 11: Physical Singles Sales
Page 12: Digital Singles Sales
Page 13: Streaming Sales – Part 1
Page 14: Streaming Sales – Part 2
Page 15: Streaming Sales – Part 3
Page 16: Remaining Long Format – Explanation
Page 17: Remaining Long Format – Part 1
Page 18: Remaining Long Format – Part 2
Page 19: Remaining Long Format – Summary
Page 20: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)
Page 21: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – Money For Nothing (1988)
Page 22: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (1998)
Page 23: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – Private Investigations (2005)
Page 24: BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country
Page 25: CSPC Results
Page 26: Biggest Tracks
Page 27: Achievements

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steve

I have rediscovered Dire Straits recently, and starting getting the MFSL SACD’s of their albums. Very good group.

Lorrane

Btw, do you know how many copies Brother in Arms sold in Portugal? It was a HUGE sucess, i guess its the best selling international record in Portugal

Lorrane

bump

Lorrane

I just wanted to make a small correction, Romanza is not the only album that has confirmed more than 200,000 copies in Portugal, several Brazilian artists have passed the mark of 200000 there

Lorrane

One of my favorite bands of all time, great work!

They toured A LOT in europe, massive sales there

KantClark

Impressive how Brother is Arms managed to sell 31M pure and I never heard about it or see it in any best selling lists.

Kris

I’m in the same boat, I couldn’t even think of one song by this band so I looked them up on Spotify and only recognized one song and didn’t like anything else I heard. It’s just not for me and I don’t know anyone who listens to them in my generation. However their spotify numbers are decent so someone is listening haha

Michael

I never thought that rock bands has extremely impressive sales. I never heard of Dire Straits. That is however some really2 impressive total.

Dan

Out of the top 10 best selling artists of all time, 8 are rock, in one way or another. Including Elvis, who hasn’t been studied yet.

Michael

Yeah, you are right. I only noticed that now. I also noticed that rockstars does not create as much as hype as a solo artists would. I mean MJ and Madonna was all over the media, but I guess since many of this rock stars are group. They somewhat receives less media attention as opposed to solo artists.

RLAAMJR.

Impressive indeed. They should have not stop creating music.

Winston1968

You’re right, Dan, of course ! I was just talking about my faves but didn’t want to be too selfish… 😉

Steven

Mark Knopfler is still making albums, and he wrote all the Dire Straits songs.

SkkyWill

I find the BIGGEST TRACKS is a very useful chapter! People not a fan of them like me can choose listening to the songs acoording to the list.

Innocent_Eyes

The Sound Of Music owns the longest run at #1 with 76 weeks in Australia. Unless you’re not including it?

Impressive sales in France but not too surprising given how popular they were here.

Winston1968

Very interesting, as always, MJD.
As you mention the fact that Dire Straits sales outsold The Beatles, may I suggest you to add (when you find time for that, of course) a total sales per country page for 3 acts : The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. It would be very, very appreciated. Maybe when you’ll update their sales ? Cheers.

Winston1968

Oups, I meant “Dire Straits outsold The Beatles IN FRANCE”, of course. Sorry…

Dan

I’d like to see per country for all acts, not just those 3.

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