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Dire Straits

Tunnel Of Love

  • Rock
  • Swing
  • Space
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
song from
  • 1980
  • 1986
  • 2012
  • 1985
  • 1981

“Tunnel of Love” is a 1980 rock song by Dire Straits. It appears on the album Making Movies, and subsequently on the live albums and Live at the BBC and the greatest hits albums Money for Nothing, , and . It reached the position of only #54 in the UK Singles Chart upon its single release in October 1981, despite being one of the band’s best loved songs. Two music videos exist for the song, one depicting Mark Knopfler, John Illsley and Pick Withers performing on a blank set, intercut with imagery and actors relevant to the lyrics, the other featuring a larger band arrangement and telling the story of a couple escaping a group of soldiers who chase them from a funfair. The Spanish City in the song was a fairground located in Whitley Bay, part of the North Sea coast to the... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Like the Spanish City to me when we where kids ... And the big wheel keep on turning neon burning up above ... Come on and take a low ride with me girl

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