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)
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
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]