Album of the Day
Brothers in Arms
Led by Mark Knopfler's sinuous guitar work and Dylan-esque vocals, British rockers Dire Straits had already built a sizable following by the time they released BROTHERS IN ARMS. And while you wouldn't think such sophisticated sultans of swing would connect with ADD-affected MTV viewers, the album became an international hit thanks to a computer-animated video of “Money For Nothing” (that the collection featured other fine songs like opener “So Far Away” and Top 10 single “Walk Of Life” helped too). On this day in 1985, Dire Straits scored their second U.K. No.1 album with BROTHERS IN ARMS, which would also top the chart in the U.S. and go on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide.