Walk of Life - Song of the Month
By Dire Straits
In my humble option, the band Dire Straits from the UK seems to always fall under the radar when discussing distinctive and instantly recognizable sounds of the 80’s. They were big with huge hits like Walk Of Life, Money For Nothing and Sultans Of Swing (my personal favorite) that cemented their status as one of the most successful bands of the decade.
If you can keep from tapping your toes and having your heartbeat just a bit quicker when listening to Walk Of Life, well, you have more discipline than I. This is one song that just screams at you to get up off the couch and get moving.
Mark Knopfler, who wrote this song, is and has been for a long time a guitar virtuoso. He has had success as a solo artist as well as with the band Dire Straits. He has had success with songs in both rock and country genres. Quite a talented musician.
This is a great song and I especially love that the urging to “do the walk of life” can suit us all.