This was a great week on the charts for the British group Dire Straits, which suddenly has become one of the hottest acts in America after years of just so-so success.
All that changed with the release of another quirky little song, "Money for Nothing," which this week rose to No. 1 on America's singles charts.
At the same time, the Dire Straits album "Brothers in Arms" was able to hold on to its top ranking on the LP list, which means that for the fourth time in the last six months, a British act has held No. 1 on both the singles and album charts in the same week. (The others were Phil Collins, Tears for Fears and Wham.)