[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDK0UoAkfY]YouTube - Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love Music Video[/VIDEO]
I don't know why, but he can solo for like the last five minutes of a song and I just sit there and listen. Plus the little licks he throws in everywhere in all of his songs. I can't think of many other guitar players who I can listen to like that, who can keep it catchy, melodic, different, but interesting for more than five minutes.
I love his movie themes too. The Princess Bride music, and the Local Hero theme are awesome. Private Investigations, Brothers in Arms... great songs, killer lead voice.