Best White Stripes Songs


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The Top Ten

Seven Nation Army
This song is great and it's simplicity shines, from the instrument to the lyrics, every single part of it.
The Best by White Stripes and "Everyone knows about it from the Queen of England to the Hounds of Hell"


Doom, doom-doom doom doom-doom, doom,... In my head all day long after I first heard it...
[Newest]The guitar is amazing makes me cry

2Icky Thump
It's hard to decide between Seven nation army and Blue orchid but this is the best song of all time this song stays in your head for ever with the keyboard at it's beat and the guitar going for it and Meg pounding on the drums nothing get's better than this.


This beat goes hard with captivating guitar riffs throughout the song. The White Stripes have a way of doing insane things with just two people and two instruments--they don't need a bass player! This song is intrinsically raw and gritty, but the message is clear. Tough choice between this and Fell in Love with a Girl, but this song is second only to Seven Nation Army


I listened to this song over ^^ over on my way to work this morning, this ^^ little cream soda are my favorite WS songs
[Newest]The only song I can listen to more than seven nation army

3Fell In Love With a Girl
Such a raw energy. There's only three words to describe this song: Short, but sweet.
OH My God... maybe the perfect song... Not only the greatest white stripes song, but one of the greatest songs by ANY band!
This is the first song I heard from White stripes on Jools Holland along with Lets Shake Hands. I have never listened to a ever band play live before like this and felt so desperate to hear more. A fast paced, song- at their very best!
[Newest]Total energy trip. Awesome!

4Blue Orchid
Embodies everything the White Stripes are about!
The videos messed up, but the song is awesome.


Only the most addicting song ever.


[Newest]This song is so damn awesome! My personal favorite! Too rocking, pure white stripes at their best.

5Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Let me tell you all about a song that made my head explode.

It was loud and it was hard as rock with just a little bit of roll.

With just a little bit of roll.
This dirty sound at the beginning and the muted parts in the bridge are so cool. And the contrast to the calm and peaceful verse makes this song the best of WS.
This is the best. #1 period!
[Newest]Seven nation army is overrated. Sorry it's true.

6Ball and Biscuit
Jack's guitar work in this song is his best and always be his best. The song is one big blues rock jam fest and kicks everyone's ass just by listening to it. This song is what makes Jack one of the best guitarists out there.
Just listen to the guitar. LISTEN TO IT! The lyrics ain't too bad either. Probably one of meg's best songs too. You can feel the groove
This song rocks so hard! The best song I've ever heard based on the 12 bar blues. Very cleverly done, and the solos... Fantastic Jack.
[Newest]Best song intro I've ever heard.

7The Hardest Button to Button
This one has to be the greatest
Although seven nation army is great, this song was featured on an episode of the simpsons, and thats how i fell in love with it
I actually think this is even better than Seven Nation Army as crazy as that may sound. His vice sounds more "natural" in this whereas in Seven Nation Army it sounds a bit high.
Second only to Seven Nation Army! The video is amazing too, one of the best ever in my opinion!
[Newest]I love this song! It is so catchy, the energy is contagious, and has a deep meaning if you look hard enough

8Hotel Yorba
Just a lovely arrangement all the way through. Awesome lyrics, and epic musicianship! Jack White once again shows his range as a musician
Totally awesome and also magnificent in a mind blowing way. Music that reminds you just how good rock'n'roll and life can be! Jack & Meg make music to fill your veins! WOW!
Fantastic power, rock meets 2 minute pop.

9The Denial Twist
hard to choose since all their songs are pretty good, but thoses lyrics are awesome. jack's a genius. "the boat yeah you know she's rocking it, and the true yeah you know there's no stopping it. "


I can't believe this isn't higher on the list! It has amazing lyrics, guitar, and it's 'the white stripes' all over! This song got me hooked on the band, and it remains a favorite.
Should be higher on the list. Great song.

10We're Going to Be Friends
I saw Napoleon dynamite a while back and then got into the White Stripes recently. You can imagine my reaction when I heard this song and realized my favorite Napoleon Dynamite song was by them. I love it, it's so cute.
Hahaha best song in napoleon dynamite it was mine and many others introduction to the greatness that is the white stripes I am always saddened that they broke up but they will be back
Is a very good song, so nice and lovely. I wish everyone could have a good friend, not just someone funny

The Contenders

11Catch Hell Blues
It really is a toss-up between Catch Hell Blues and Icky Thump. I love me some slide guitar. Jack does the blues unlike anyone in popular music today.


One of the best blues song in 2000s. It doesn't sound right that it is ninth.
Just hear that guitar. Awesome

12You Don't Know What Love Is
Simple Sweet just love it true classic will live long
Reminds me of classic rock

13I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
Viva Kate Moss, Viva Sofia Coppola. Seductive and Involving Music.
Honestly, an amazing piece of art. And some amazing lyrics too.

14My Doorbell
I have no idea how this song isn't up there with seven nation army, It's the catchiest song The White Stripes have done!


Best and catchiest song. This is the first song I heard by the white stripes.
My White Stripes favorite!

So much emotion ih this song..
Live under blackpool lights ist das das emotionalste lied nach stairway to heaven
Für mich platz 1

16Truth Doesn't Make a Noise
Always loved this song! As mentioned before, the riff is probably the best part of the song.
Great riff, overall solid song

17Hello Operator
Easily could be top 10 at least, this is one of the most under appreciated song by the white stripes. Really guys common now
Are you kidding... This needs to be a lot higher.
How is this 15 it should be in the top ten

18A Martyr for My Love for You
Surprised this doesn't have more votes. The middle section is in my opinion one of the heaviest passages ever recorded. Great lyrics too.
Although nothing extraordinary, the guitar playing throughout is hauntingly beautiful coupled with great, emotional lyrics.

19I'm Slowly Turning Into You
The studio version is good, but incomparable to the live version on Under Great White Northern Lights. That version of the song is one of the craziest and most intense songs I've ever heard. Honestly blows me away every time I hear it.

20Let's Build a Home
Oh, come on a baby now let's build a home, COME ON A BABY NOW LET'S BUILD A HOME yeah!
Nice riff, great Solos. Mhm great song


21Rag and Bone
This song needs to be at top 10, please listen to it.


22Black Math
The opening riff is too good to be denied at least a top 15 spot. 24th is unacceptable. With the great lyrics and the fact that it's surrounded by other great songs should really further this song up this chart.

23Death Letter

24Apple Blossom

25There's No Home for You Here
Very awesome. The instrumental's awesome. The lyrics are very complex (in needed places). It's just simply very, very awesome. This song definitely needs to be ranked higher.
I've found a solution, just go away and do not leave a trace.

26I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman
One of their most well written songs. Jack also wrote some fine lyrics to go with it
Great lyrics, the melodies in this are so addicting it's like Caffene. You just can't quit it. Long live the White Stripes

27The Air Near My Fingers
I wake up with this song for several months now and life really gets better every day!
This is my favorite for now, but all WS songs make you feel totally alive.

28Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
Great guitar, Great vocals, Great Drumming. Amazing song

29The Nurse

30Stop Breaking Down

31I Can't Wait
Such a great son

32Little Cream Soda
Why is this last this is my favourite above all the others I don't usually like this type of song cause I think this is a bit heavy metal but the white stripes really pull it off and I really enjoy listening to this song
Man, this song should really be in top 10...what the hell...People! Try & listen to this song, IT IS INCREDIBLE!

33I Fought Piranhas

34This Protector


36300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues

37Little Bird

How this sog can be so underrated?

The White Stripes just sound how Rock should, and this song just sounds like one of theirs should

39Effect and Cause
Love this song! The lyrics are so catchy and creative!

40Offend In Every Way

41I'm Bound to Pack It Up
Great song, it has this auroa of a good Zeppelin acoustic song.
Oh my god god I was thinking the exact same thing ab


Has a great Zepplin feel with Jack's sweet emotion shining through.
Comes from an album full of great tunes.

42Take, Take, Take
The best song that has ever been written!
How is this only 37!

43You're Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)

I'm chosing This Just because of the AMAZING GUITAR RIFF!

45Red Rain
Seven Nation Army is the most popular song but this song is unique and awesome


47Little Ghost
Childlike song and Meg vocals shines
Paranorman. Also REALLY catchy and fun.


How is this 57? This is a masterpiece!

49In the Cold, Cold Night
Best White Stripes song ever! Love the vocals!

50Broken Bricks

51I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet)
Awesome song! Great piano by the Great Jack White!

52Black Jack Davey

53Sister, Do You Know My Name?

54You've Got Her In Your Pocket
It may be a little bit slower and calmer than the other songs but just listen to it. It's great.

55Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn

56Well It's True That We Love One Another

57Jimmy the Exploder
MUST be a top 10. Can you believe putting on the first track of the first White Stripes album EVER and hearing this?!?!?! Green apples.. Such a BIG sound.
Such a great opening song to their debut album! The main lick is so tasteful and awesome. Should be in the top 10!

58The Big Three Killed My Baby

59Walking With a Ghost

60St. James Infirmary Blues

61I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart

62Little Acorns

63Who's a Big Baby
I want my mommy

64I Think I Smell a Rat

65One More Cup of Coffee
Absolutely my favourite, surprised it's not on the list


Pretty cool song, nothing special, but good
This awesome cover always gives me goosebumps

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