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Dire Straits

Sultans Of Swing

  • Swing
  • Rock
  • Musical
  • Pop
  • Space
song from
  • 1979
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1980
  • 1978

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“Sultans of Swing” was the first single release of the British rock band Dire Straits; first released in 1978, its 1979 re-release caused it to become a U.K. and U.S. pop hit. It was first recorded as a demo at Pathway Studios, North London, and quickly acquired a following after it was put on rotation at Radio London. It did not take long for its popularity to reach record executives, and Dire Straits were offered a contract with Phonogram Records. The song was then re-recorded and released in both the United Kingdom and the United States, though the demo version remained on the original UK Vertigo single. Read on...

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