Tunnel Of Love

Album: Making Movies (1980)
Charted: 54
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  • The fairground at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay, which Mark Knopfler visited as a young man, helped inspire "Tunnel Of Love."

Comments: 4

  • Luuk from NetherlandsUnashamedly commercial? It's an eight minute song with an old-fashioned intro and a two-minute instrumental outro, for God's sake! Unashamedly brilliant, yes - but unashamedly commercial, hell no!
  • Jerry Haskins from Hickory. N.c.Knocker is as Great A Musician As He Is Songwriter. He is Totally an Artist, Artist...
  • Steve from Philadelphia, PaMaking Movies in general and this song in particular were underrated in my opinion. For that matter...so were Dire Straits.
  • Arun from Chennai, Indiathe best version in my view, remains the one the band performed at the Alchemy Live concert.
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