500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Bob Dylan, 'Highway 61 Revisited'

373. Bob Dylan, 'Highway 61 Revisited'

Writer: Dylan
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)


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