You just have to love this song! Walk of Life was lifted from Dire Straits' fifth and most successful studio album Brothers in Arms,
which reached Diamond status in the UK and 9x Multi-Platinum in the
United States. In fact, every studio album that the band released
acheived a minimum of Platinum status in the UK.
Dire Straits also had twelve
Top 40 singles. Other singles from the album (all Top 40 in the UK)
were So Far Away, Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms and Your Latest Trick.
Knopfler dissolved the band in 1995 - rather quietly as the media
seemed to miss this event - and began a solo career the following year.