"Sultans of Swing"is a song by the British rock band Dire Straits.

The song was first included in the Pathway Studios. After the song was heard on the radio a few times, increased the popularity. Dire Straits were offered a contract with the Dutch record company Phonogram. The song was then re-recorded and released in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Mark Knopfler played on a red Stratocaster from 1962, but with other guitar elements in it. The nekelement was a Dimarzio Fs-1, the Middle element was an old Fender element type "Fender vintage 57/62" and the bridge element was the same as the Middle element. The amp he used was a very famous amplifier from Roland called "Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus", this amp was Funnily enough no tube amp but a simple transistor amplifier. It is not sure on which element he played during the recording.It is assumed that the song is played on an intermediate stage (the middle and bridge element at a time) but there are several thoughts on. Mark Knopfler also said that he could remember that he is a effects pedal used, called a "Than Armstrong Orange Squeezer". [source? ]Of the guitar that was used was said[citation needed ]that no Fender was, but a Japanese counterfeit.


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Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Sultans of Swing 20 16 10 16 15 27 28 27 28 28 32 25 30 28 21

JOE FM Hitarchief Top 2000[Edit]Edit

"Sultans of Swing" JOE fm Hitarchief Top 2000
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Position 35 33 26 12


The story goes that has become popular in Netherlands Sultans of Swing thanks to Willem van Schijndel. In addition to singer of the door sags, Viljoen has also worked as a plugger. In this capacity, he has also promoted Sultans of Swing. This told Viljoen in an episode of play Kro's profile of 25 February 2009. It was also the number turned in the first minutes of the episode as background music.

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