What exactly are Sultans Of Swing, and can Dire Straits help us to answer this question? On the original single cover artwork, we find Mr Knopfler with his guitar (at least we believe that is what is shown). Does the glowing headband represent the fact that he is a sultan? Probably not. On the remix we find two babes who enjoy a good swing. They may or may not be sultanas (the female version of a sultan) but as they have taken their headbands, and the rest of their clothes off too, we may never be certain. Pendulate!