G.O.A.T.:SEVEN NATION ARMY by The White Stripes (2003)

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THE GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a salute to the greatest songs of all time. One song per artist, with suggested further listening and covers!

Who doesn’t know the bassline that introduces this adrenaline-surged blues track?  You might be surprised at the answer, because it’s probably you!  The famous “dum-DUM-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum” that runs through the Grammy-winning Seven Nation Army is actually an acoustic guitar hooked up to a whammy pedal.  Go figure!

And the song has so much fury and excitement, it’s hard to believe it’s just two people—Meg and Jack.

Further listening: Jack’s work with The Raconteurs is actually much closer to this punky, bluesy single than anything else he did in The White Stripes.
Covers: Innumerable. Here are just a few neat ones.


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