What is the story behind money for nothing?

According to Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, the song’s lyrics were inspired by the comments of a delivery man he met at an appliance store in New York. Knopfler stated that while he was at the back of the store, the deliveryman, whose job was to move appliances, was busy watching MTV on the TVs displayed at the store.

How did Sting end up on money for nothing?

The songwriting credits are shared between Mark Knopfler and Sting. Sting has stated that his only compositional contribution was the “I want my MTV” line, which followed the melody from his song “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”.

Who wrote the song I want my MTV?

Mark Knopfler
Money for Nothing/Lyricists

What year was money for nothing?

Money for Nothing/Released

What is the biggest profit made on money for nothing?

The largest single profit produced stands at a staggering £1,363 for an antique sewing table, which was scrubbed up and photographed to create printed tea towels. Money For Nothing returns to BBC One Daytime later this spring, in the 3.45pm slot, as well as BBC iPlayer.

Why did David and Knopfler fall out?

However there were often hints that behind the scenes there was disharmony. Matters came to a head in 1980 when David suddenly quit the band in New York during the recording of third album Making Movies. Citing that old get-out clause “creative differences”, the junior Knopfler walked away to pursue a solo career.

Who was in the I Want My MTV commercial?

Famer George Lois
More videos on YouTube That’s when the then-struggling music video network launched the ad campaign that saved the day: “I Want My MTV!” The slogan was the genius of legendary Advertising Hall of Famer George Lois.

What is the first video on MTV?

Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles
Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles was the very first music video played on MTV.

Who is the narrator on money for nothing?

Arthur Smith
Money for Nothing/Narrated by

Who has presented money for nothing?

Money for Nothing (TV programme)

Money for Nothing
Created by Sarah Moore
Presented by Sarah Moore Jay Blades (2017-2020) Jacqui Joseph (2020–) JJ Chalmers (2021–) EJ Osborne (2017–2019)
Narrated by Arthur Smith
Country of origin United Kingdom

How rich is John Illsley?

Dire Straits bass guitarist, John Illsley, and drummer, Pick Withers, have estimated net worths of $1 million to $5 million each. They both were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as members of Dire Straits in 2018.

What channel is MTV on cable?

MTV can be found on Channel #331 on the DIRECTV Channel Guide. This channel is also available in HD (High Definition). There are a variety of DIRECTV programming packages available.

What is MTV Networks?

Viacom Media Networks, formerly known as MTV Networks is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands.

What is MTV HD?

MTV Live HD is an international 24-hour HD music pay television network that is operated by Viacom International Media Networks’ subsidiary Viacom International Media Networks (Europe).