Who Sang Money for Nothing? Dire Straits

Dire Straits Brothers in Arms cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler, Gordon Sumner
release date: 1985-5-14
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock/Blues Rock
length: 8:27
producer: Mark Knopfler and Neil Dorfsman
vocal: Mark Knopfler
engineer: Neil Dorfsman
background vocals: John Illsley and Guy Fletcher
guitar: Mark Knopfler
keyboard: Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher
additional guest: Sting
drums (drum set): Omar Hakim
bass guitar: John Illsley
assistant mixer: David Greenberg and Bruce Lampcov
assistant recording engineer: Steve Jackson
additional drums (drum set): Terry Williams
composer: Sting, Mark Knopfler
lyricist: Mark Knopfler
(I want my MTV)

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the M.T.V.
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

We gotta install microwave ovens custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators we gotta move these color T.V.'s

We gotta install microwave ovens custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators we gotta move these color T.V.'s

I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama she got it stickin' in the camera
Man we could have some fun

And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises?
You bangin' on the bongos like a chimpanzee
Oh that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free

We gotta install microwave ovens custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators we gotta move these color T.V.'s

Listen here
Now that ain't workin' that's the way to do it
You play the guitar on the M.T.V.
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Money for nothin' and the chicks for free
(Get your) money for nothin' and chicks for free
Money for nothin' and the chicks for free (I want my, I want my MTV)
Money for nothin' and the chicks for free



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 So Far Away
  • 2 Money for Nothing
  • 3 Walk of Life
  • 4 Your Latest Trick
  • 5 Why Worry
  • 6 Ride Across the River
  • 7 The Man’s Too Strong
  • 8 One World
  • 9 Brothers in Arms