Dire Straits' debut hit, "Sultans of Swing", was originally written and recorded between 1977-78. It was after the band signed their first contract when they re-recorded the track for their self-titled debut album. However, after an initial single release failed to crack the charts, it was reissued in the winter of 1979. The rest is history.
The following clip comes from a Dutch music program, Top Pop, which required its musical guests to lip-sync, rather than sing live. Hmm, I wonder why.