"Money for Nothing" is a song by British group Dire Straits, which first appeared on their 1985 album Brothers in Arms and subsequently became an international hit when released as a single. It peaked at number one for three weeks in the U.S., becoming their most successful single. In the band's native UK, the song peaked at number 4.
According to the Money For Nothing Songfacts, this song is about rock star excess…
(I want my MTV)
Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the M.T.V.