Movie and TV Sound Tracks

A growing list of Chris Whitley songs used in or written for movies:  Songs or related videos that can be streamed here are shown in bold.

Kick the Stones:  “Thelma and Louise” (1991)


Blue Sky Blues:  “Fathers and Sons” (1992)


Poison Girl: “Q ja tahdet” (Finnish talk show website) (21 March 1993)


Starve To Death :   “So I Married an Axe Murderer” (1993)  Note that the song is not heard IN THE MOVIE – scene must have been cut, but it is available on the soundtrack.


Poison Girl:  “Baywatch,” Season 3, Episode 1 early/mid 90s? [h/t Jodie Fogle Jones]  Doug Lynch, a high school friend of Chris, recalled Chris’s reaction to this dubious honor:  “If he had known that Poison Girl was going to be used in something as lame as Baywatch, he never would have written it!”

Big Sky Country:  “Homicide – Life on the Street” (“Mercy” 6:16) [h/t Allan Ayres.  Veronica Schmitt posted the following when this episode was discussed in the All Things Chris Whitley group:

My mom saw that Homicide episode and told me, “your friend Jeff Whitley’s song was on Homicide last night,” I laughed and corrected her. When I told Chris about this, he said, “I would like to kiss your mother.”



Poison Girl:  A never-aired pilot for a redo of Route 66


Walkin’ Blues & Hellhound on My Trail:  “Hellhounds on My Trail – The Afterlife of Robert Johnson” (2000)


Living with the Law & Moment of Calm“Knockaround Guys” (2001)


Automatic:  “Cathouse” (2002)


Pigs Will Fly (album and movie, 2002):  Listen to the complete soundtrack and view a few movie clips here.


Soundtrack of “Goldfish Game (Belgian movie 2002) [h/t Maarten Demetter]


Perfect Day:  “Gaz Bar Blues” (2003)


Living with the Law:  “We Bought a Zoo” (2011)


Ballpeen Hammer & Dirt Floor:  “The Last Patrol”  (HBO documentary 2014) [h/t Joops Elagarf]

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