Best White Stripes Songs


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1Seven 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" - MusicManiac69

Doom, doom-doom doom doom-doom, doom,... In my head all day long after I first heard it...

A bit slow but good

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2Fell 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!

Total energy trip. Awesome!

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3Icky 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. - macrox16

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 - samantha-fantha

I listened to this song over ^^ over on my way to work this morning, this ^^ little cream soda are my favorite WS songs

The only song I can listen to more than seven nation army

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4Dead 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!

Seven nation army is overrated. Sorry it's true.

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5Blue Orchid

Embodies everything the White Stripes are about!

The videos messed up, but the song is awesome. - fireinside96

Only the most addicting song ever. - iceskatergurl

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

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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.

The carousel that drives the album Elephant, and around which all the other songs revolve.

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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!

This number 2 for me

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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.

9You Don't Know What Love Is

Simple Sweet just love it true classic will live long

Reminds me of classic rock

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

Very good lyric folk song! When I heard it 1 time it became my favorite son

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The Contenders

11The 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. " - ohright

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.

12Hello 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

Top ten for sure

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13Black 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.

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! - Tobzz

Best and catchiest song. This is the first song I heard by the white stripes.

My White Stripes favorite!

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15Catch 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. - thediredamsel

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

Just hear that guitar. Awesome

Everything about this song is EPIC.

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16I 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.

17A 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.

18Truth 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

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.

20Apple Blossom
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1. Catch Hell Blues
2. The Denial Twist
3. Blue Orchid
1. Fell In Love With a Girl
2. Icky Thump
3. Seven Nation Army
1. Ball and Biscuit
2. Seven Nation Army
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