500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Bob Dylan, 'Highway 61 Revisited'
Producer: Bob Johnston
Released: Aug. '65, Columbia
Did not chart
"Highway 61 begins about where I came from," Dylan writes in Chronicles. "Duluth, to be exact." The road runs through the heart of America — and so does the song. It’s Dylan at his wildest, both musically and lyrically, topping the band's roadhouse stomp with his surreal cosmic jokes. The police-siren whistle was courtesy of session man Al Kooper.
Appears on: Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia)