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Highway 61 (1991)

A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse from Thunder Bay, Ontario to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to drive her, the corpse, and the drugs stashed within all the way. Don McKellar and Valerie Buhagiar team up as a barber and a smuggler running a corpse on the roof of a '63 Ford Galaxy 500 on a one-car funeral procession stretching from Northern Ontario to New Orleans on the only continuous highway between Canada an the U.S. What unfolds is a white trash odyssey filled with strange roadside distractions played eagerly by the likes of Peter Breck, Jello Biafra and Art Bergmann. If you've seen the bookends of this trilogy, Hard Core Logo and Roadkill, then you know that in any Bruce McDonald film, the asphalt has a speaking part.

The movie Highway 61, released in 1991, features 19 songs from artists like The Archies, Tom Jones, The Razorbacks and Ramones. What is your favorite song from Highway 61?


Songs from Highway 61

Sugar, Sugar
The Archies
It's Not Unusual
Tom Jones
My Way or the Highway
The Razorbacks
Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
Roll On Down the Highway
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Hard Ball
Acid Test
The Erlking
Sally On
Mama's Waiting
Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus
Anne Marie Stern, Carlton Rance, Vannessa Younger and Rosie Westney
Big Wind is a Comin'
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee
Put Your Head On
The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir
Can't Change This World
Please Come Back Home
Into the Land of the Fire
Nash the Slash and Marie Piazza
Get Outa Nowhere
Zydeco Heehaw
Boozoo Chavis

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