Great Videos: Money For Nothing

tvA great song and an instant video classic collided in an explosive frenzy with Dire Strait's "Money For Nothing". At the time, these computer generated images were pretty cutting edge.

In grade seven, my classmate Marc brought in this song to play for the class. It was all part of a class project where we had to share a piece of music and discuss the lyrics. I remember Marc getting in some trouble because the word "faggot" was in there three times.

While we're on the topic of "Money For Nothing" lyrics, Marc and I had an interested debate prior to his presentation. Was he singing "hawaiian noises" or "how are ya noises"? We correctly agreed it was "hawaiian noises". In the days before Google, we actually had to debate such things. Imagine that.

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That was an era defining classic. The whole Brothers in Arms Album is one of the true gems that survived the 80s.

November 12, 2006 @ 9:13 PM


A great classic. I remember, I was about (aboot) 10 or 11 when I first heard it and got the lyrics hillariously wrong to the rabid amusement of my sister & cousins. Instead of "We've got to move these colour tvs", I would sing "You got the bhoomi, the colour chandi" - meaning "You got the world (bhoomi can also be a slang for big ass), the colour buttocks!!!". Yeah, I was a funny kid. My cousins still tease me for that one!

November 12, 2006 @ 11:55 PM

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