The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
829-Dire Straits-Sultans Of Swing.
1978-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 4.59 The songs guitar solo reached Number 22 on Guitar World’s list of the greatest guitar solo’s and Number 32 on Rolling Stone’s list of greatest guitar songs.
Inspiration for the song came from Mark Knopfler witnessing a Jazz Band playing in the corner of a practically deserted pub in Deptford South London.At the end of their performance the lead singer announced that they were the ‘Sultans Of Swing’ and Knopfler found the contrast between the groups dowdy appearance and surroundings and their grandiose name amusing.
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