Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dire Straits: Walk Of Life

It’s TV Thursday and this year Burger King began using Dire Straits’ 1985 hit “Walk of Life” as part of their summer 2012 advertising campaign. I always thought the song had a Cajun flair with the synth part that is reminiscent of an accordion; however, the patch was an organ sound. I’m not sure what keyboards they used on this track, but being that the band had two keyboard players, it is pretty full sounding.

Even the production of this song has a Louisiana feel to it. From the album “Brothers in Arms,” “Walk of Life” was the follow-up single to the number one “Money for Nothing.” “Walk of Life” was a double crossover hit – charting at #7 on the Hot 100, at #6 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and at #4 in the Adult Contemporary format. What a great song.

Burger King Commercial

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