MAY 19TH: ON THIS DAY

May 19th: On This Day

On this day in 1978, Dire Straits released their first major label single “Sultans of Swing”. The song did not hit the charts in 1978, but following a re-issue in 1979, the song hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Though they weren’t awarded with Certification in the US by the RIAA, the song was Certified Silver in the UK, Gold in Canada, and Platinum in Italy.

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