I do love iconic riffs, particularly if they aren’t performed by a guitar. A lot of people associate well-known riffs with guitar, and while that is indeed the case for a lot of songs, there’s a sizeable handful of them that employ other instruments to equal or greater effect. So, where am I going with this long-winded explanation? Aside from the obvious purpose of taking up room in this post, it’s also to introduce this song’s rather memorable synthesised organ riff. One of Dire Straits most famous songs, it is as catchy now as it ever was.