My Top 1000 Songs #539: Skateaway

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Dire Straits kinda fall into the guilty pleasures bucket. They're not a band I'm supposed to like, and on the intermittent occasions when I play them, it tends to be as background music while I'm doing something else. But I unapologetically love "Skateaway," off 1980's generally solid Making Movies. It balances the band's catchier pop side and their more atmospheric, jazzy jams, unendingly pleasant yet with an enduring hum-along quality. And like much of the band's work, it simply sounds great. 

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