CSPC: Dire Straits Popularity Analysis


Records & Achievements

  • At 45,751,000 equivalent album sales, Brothers In Arms is the most successful album from 1985.
  • At 20,880,000 equivalent album sales, Sultans of Swing is the most successful song from 1978.
  • At 14,860,000 equivalent album sales, Money for Nothing is among the three most successful songs from 1985.
  • Brothers In Arms belongs to the Top 10 best selling albums ever in several countries including the UK, Australia and New-Zealand.
  • Brothers In Arms is the only studio album ever with 400,000 sales or more in each the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • At 34 weeks, Brothers In Arms holds the longest run ever among artist albums at #1 in Australia.
  • Dire Straits is the only act ever with 3 studio albums which charted 200 weeks or more inside the UK Album Chart.
  • At 218,923,000 streams, Sultans of Swing is the 7th most streamed song from the 70s on Spotify.
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