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Why The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ is One of The Best Alternative Songs Of All-Time

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Before going their separate ways in 2011, Jack White and Meg White made up the American rock duo known as The White Stripes. Their most popular single, “Seven Nation Army,” first dropped in 2003 as the lead single to their critically acclaimed album Elephant. The song steadily held its chart-topping position for weeks before winning a Grammy for Best Rock Song.

According to Jack White, he was initially saving the riff of “Seven Nation Army” just in case he was ever asked to write the theme to a James Bond film. Finally, he decided the chances of that happening were null and (thankfully) released the now-famous riff upon the world.


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