Best White Stripes Songs


The Top Ten

1 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" - MusicManiac69

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

One of the best songs I ever heard

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2 Fell 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!

Love love love it but icky thump has the best beat ever!

Out of this world!

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3 Icky 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 song is so different and unique, i love it. they are amazing and the sound of this song is incredible. - xrrrockstar

Everyone will vote for Seven Nation Army, but this is quintessential White Stripes.

This song s howcases what we think of when we think of Jack White

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4 Ball 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.

Blues are what the white stripes are best at

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5 Blue 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

"YOU GOT AN ERECTION, DIDN'T YOU" - xandermartin98

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6 Dead 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.

The guitar theme was simple and just felt like it was saying "hey here I am, there's nothing better". Drums were perfectly lining with the guitar and the singing was the most unique you could here from Jack and his voice felt very vulnerable, it is just perfect.

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

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7 The 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!

My second favourite song after seven army. I think every people has same opinion with me

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8 The 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.

9 Hotel Yorba

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!

Just a lovely arrangement all the way through. Awesome lyrics, and epic musicianship! Jack White once again shows his range as a musician

Fantastic power, rock meets 2 minute pop.

10 We're Going to Be Friends

First off, I don't cry. Like at all. In fact, I hadn't cried since I was 5 until I heard this song for the second time. The first time I heard it I was probably 9 or 10, and though "oh wow, this is a nice song." But when I heard it a second time, it actually made me break down into tears. It made me think about all the friends that had come and gone, and all the memories I made as a child wandering around in the woods alone, just taking everything in. It takes me back to a different time, just an amazing song

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.

Haha 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

This song needs to be higher. It should be at least in the Top 5. This may be softer than most of the Stripes' other songs, but it's still a classic. Definitely on of their best.


"Don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes, all day."

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The Contenders

11 Black 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.

1) stop breaking down
2) the big three killed my baby
3) let's shake hands
4) candy cane children
5) ooh my soul!
6) red death at 6:14
7) broken bricks
8) when I hear my name
9) red bowling ball ruth
10) lafayette blues
11) I think I smell a rat
12) let's build a home
13) jumble jumble
14) screwdriver
15) black math (could be in to 5 but there's so many great songs)

12 You Don't Know What Love Is

Simple Sweet just love it true classic will live long

Reminds me of classic rock

I love this song, should be higher

13 I 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.

Could never listen to this song enough times

My favourite.

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14 My 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!

2005 nostalgia

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15 Catch 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.

Amazing; love the slide guitar and the blues influence

This song is just completely insane and I love it.

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16 Hello 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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17 Truth 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

18 Apple Blossom

"come and sit with me and talk awhile
Let me see your pretty little smile
Put your troubles in a little pile
And I will sort them out for you
I'll fall in love with you
I think I'll marry you... "

19 A 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.

20 I'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.

21 Little 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!

Only bad thing is lyrics. They are annoying

22 I Can't Wait

Such a great son

23 I'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

24 I'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 - robertiannuzzo

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

25 Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine

Great guitar, Great vocals, Great Drumming. Amazing song

G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G-GREAT SONG! Can listen to it for hours, riff is amazing and lyrics are catchy! CH-CH-CH-CHECK IT OUT!

26 Death Letter

Such a great song, even better than the original

Better than the original. true WS

27 The 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.


28 The Nurse
29 Offend in Every Way

Should be Top Ten at least

30 Expecting
31 Little Bird

Awesome slide guitar!

32 One More Cup of Coffee

Absolutely my favourite, surprised it's not on the list

Why 32? This is the best white stripes
son!. One more cup of coffee rules
the world!

33 Hypnotize

Amazing song. Jack White really shows his guitar skills on this one. How can it be this LOW!? - NvGNick

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

34 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues

The explosive scratch guitar solo two minutes in to the previously all acoustic song is the best ten seconds of The White Stripes, ever.

35 Effect and Cause

Love this song! The lyrics are so catchy and creative!

36 Lafayette Blues

Come on. Are u joking? This is a wonderful riff ;-;

37 City Lights
38 I Fought Piranhas

People need to listen to this song! And vote.

39 Little Ghost

Heard this at the end of Paranorman and can't remove it from my head! - 445956

Childlike song and Meg vocals shines

Wow 47. With man, this song is amazing

Paranorman. Also REALLY catchy and fun. - BronySyndrome

40 Take, Take, Take

The best song that has ever been written!

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

It's a catchy song, I'm surprised it's not already on here. It's quite comical and I can listen to the whole song without getting annoyed

Not my favorite from them, but I vote for this, it sure deserved being vote on, has to be higher. - zetturno

42 Screwdriver

For those who play guitar, this song is so fun to play. The riff is badass. And the way he builds on the repeated line "Gotta little feeling going' now". Jesus Christ, good as it gets folks.

The riff cuts into you like you're a fresh ham and pulls you in with its hook. You know it's b8 but you love it anyway.

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

43 The Big Three Killed My Baby

I don't know why all these songs from their first album are down at the bottom. This was their rawest album, pure white stripes.

44 Stop Breaking Down
45 In the Cold, Cold Night

Best White Stripes song ever! Love the vocals!

46 Well It's True That We Love One Another

Great tune, why no love? Come on people, listen to it!

47 This Protector
48 Cannon

This song is just pure power. The riff feels absolutely apocalyptic, the simple drumming just works so well with the riff, John the Revelator cools your soul down only a little before you resume your headbang, and that solo blows your head off.

How is this 57? This is a masterpiece!


50 is the wrong vote for this. I mean,come on this song
is a top 5 song for me. This is a song to get you going fast.
This rank should be near 4!

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49 Little Acorns

Love this song! Severely underrated, and I love the transition between the narration and the main song.

Completely underrated song. I love the introduction narration and everything about this song!

50 Do

Can't believe this one doesn't have more votes. Great sound, amazing lyrics.

This is the song that got them famous. Unreal


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Top Remixes (25)

1. Catch Hell Blues
2. The Denial Twist
3. Blue Orchid
1. Ball and Biscuit
2. The Denial Twist
3. Black Math
1. Seven Nation Army
2. Blue Orchid
3. Icky Thump

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