This uptempo, unashamedly commercial song is another autobiographical Mark Knopfler composition, reminiscing about visiting the fairground at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay
. As a boy, Knopfler lived in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, about ten miles away. The fair may have been what inspired him to pursue a musical career; he said once that it was the first place he heard rock 'n' roll played really loud. It would eventually close, but for a while "Tunnel Of Love" became its unofficial anthem.