Money for Nothing (Darin song)

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"Money For Nothing"
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Single by Darin
from the album The Anthem
Released26 January 2005
Genre Pop, teen pop
Songwriter(s) Robin Carlsson, Remee, Johan Ekhé, Ulf Lindström
Producer(s) Ghost
Darin singles chronology
"Money For Nothing"
"Why Does It Rain"

"Money for Nothing" is the debut single released by Swedish singer Darin in 2005. The song is taken from his debut commercial album, The Anthem . The song was written and composed by Robyn, Johan Ekhé, Ulf Lindström and Remee and reached the top of the Swedish Singles Chart and was awarded a Grammis for song of the year.


Music video

The video features Darin in a large room with various colourful patterns on the walls surrounding him depicting the earth and he is underneath the layers of mud and clay. He is also seen leaning against a stone wall in the video and standing with a girl singing to her in the street. The video was produced by Mikael Gemoll and Bobby. The video for Money For Nothing also appears on the DVD Tour Videos Interview which was released in 2006.

Chart performance

The single debuted on the official Swedish singles chart at number 1 and charted there for 2 weeks, subsequently falling to the second spot in the charts and then rising back to number 1 again for another 2 weeks. [1] The single has only been officially released in Sweden but is available to download as part of the album TheAnthem in various countries around the world. The single was also certified platinum by the IFPI for sales of over 20,000 copies. As the single was in the charts for 21 weeks, it meant that Darin had two singles in the top 20 when his second single "Why Does It Rain" entered the charts.

Track listing

  1. "Money for Nothing" – 4:06
  2. "Money for Nothing" (Instrumental) – 4:03


Weekly charts

Chart (2005)PositionCertification
Swedish Singles (Sverigetopplistan) [1] 1 GLF: Platinum [2]

Year-end charts

Chart (2005)Position
Swedish Singles (Sverigetopplistan) [3] 4

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