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Dire Straits - Walk Of Life (1985)

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"Walk of Life" is a song by the British rock band Dire Straits, the third track on their fifth studio album Brothers in Arms ...

"Walk of Life" is a song by the British rock band Dire Straits, the third track on their fifth studio album Brothers in Arms (1985). It subsequently appeared on their live album On the Night (1993). It was released as a single on 29 November 1985, but had first been available as the B-side of "So Far Away" released in advance of Brothers in Arms.

The track peaked at number seven in the US charts and was their biggest commercial hit in the UK (along with "Private Investigations"), peaking at number two. The track also appeared on three compilation albums: 1988's Money for Nothing, 1998's Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, and 2005's The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations.

Music video

The original music video for the song made for the UK features a busker or street musician wearing the same shirt as Mark Knopfler intercut with the band performing on a stage. Near the end of the video, the busker gets taken away by two policemen. However, the American version of the video, featuring comical sports highlight footage in place of the busker scenes proved more popular, with the busker version largely being dropped.

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