A powerful rock anthem with a simple yet memorable riff.

The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” is one of the most iconic rock songs of the 21st century. The song’s simple yet powerful riff has become a staple at sporting events and protests around the world, and it has been covered by countless artists.

The song was written by Jack White, the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes. White was inspired to write the song after watching a documentary about the Haitian Revolution. The song’s lyrics are about a group of people who are united against a common enemy.

“Seven Nation Army” was released as the lead single from The White Stripes’ fourth studio album, “Elephant.” The song was a commercial success, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

“Seven Nation Army” is often mistaken for a guitar riff, but it was actually played on a semi-acoustic, 1950s-style Kay Hollowbody guitar with a whammy bar, which Jack White bought for $120.

“Seven Nation Army” has been used in a variety of contexts since its release. The song has been featured in numerous films and television shows, and it has been used as an anthem at sporting events and protests. The song’s simple yet powerful message of unity has made it a popular choice for these types of events.

“Seven Nation Army” is a timeless rock song that continues to resonate with people all over the world.

Fun Fact

The song is driven by a riff that resembles the sound of a bass guitar. To create this sound, White connected a semi-acoustic guitar to a DigiTech Whammy pedal (a pitch shift effect), lowering the pitch by an octave.

The song has been used at sporting events and protests all over the world. It has become an unofficial anthem for fans of many different teams and causes.

About the Artist

The White Stripes was a rock duo formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1997. The band consisted of Jack White (vocals, guitar, and piano) and Meg White (drums and percussion). They became known for their raw, garage-rock sound and stripped-down instrumentation, which often included only guitar, drums, and vocals.

The White Stripes released six studio albums between 1999 and 2007, including the critically acclaimed “Elephant” in 2003. The band’s style was influenced by blues, punk, and rock and roll, and they were known for their energetic live performances. In 2011, the band announced their split, but their music continues to influence and inspire musicians around the world.

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