The White Stripes Songs Ranked

The White Stripes released their self-titled debut album in June 1999. Their second studio album, the well-received De Stijl, followed in June 2000. The band’s third studio album, White Blood Cells, became their breakthrough album, receiving much acclaim while pushing the band to the forefront of alternative rock. They later signed to V2 Records and released their fourth studio album Elephant in April 2003. The band then released their fifth studio album Get Behind Me Satan in June 2005. The band’s sixth and final album followed in June 2007. Icky Thump became the band’s highest-charting album on the Billboard 200, peaking at number two on the chart. The album also spawned the single “Icky Thump”, which peaked at number twenty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a top ten hit in Canada and the United Kingdom. Here are all of The White Stripes songs ranked.

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20. A Martyr for My Love for You (Icky Thump, 2007)

“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.”

19. Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise (De Stijl, 2000)

“Always loved this song! As mentioned before, the riff is probably the best part of the song.. Great riff, overall solid song”

18. Little Cream Soda (Icky Thump, 2007)

“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”

17. I’m Slowly Turning Into You (Icky Thump, 2007)

“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.”

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16. Hello Operator (De Stijl, 2000)

“Such A great song, the beat and the chorus, the way it builds up to the verse where Jack spits out the rhymes… amazing”

15. I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself (Elephant, 2003)

“Just a lovely arrangement all the way through. Awesome lyrics, and epic musicianship! Jack White once again shows his range as a musician. Honestly, an amazing piece of art. And some amazing lyrics too.”

14. Catch Hell Blues (Icky Thump, 2007)

“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. This song is just completely insane and I love it.”

13. My Doorbell (Get Behind Me Satan, 2005)

“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! This is the first song I heard by The White Stripes.”

12. Hotel Yorba (White Blood Cells, 2001)

“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!”

11. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Icky Thump, 2007)

“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 song.”

10. Black Math (Elephant, 2003)

“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.”

9. We’re Going to Be Friends (White Blood Cells, 2002)

“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.”

8. The Denial Twist (Get Behind Me Satan, 2005)

“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.”

7. The Hardest Button to Button (Elephant, 2003)

“I love this song! It is so catchy, the energy is contagious, and has a deep meaning if you look hard enough. I think, that this song should be in second place in this rating, after Seven Nation Army, of course

6. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (White Blood Cells, 2001)

“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.”

5. Ball and Biscuit (Elephant, 2003)

“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.”

4. Blue Orchid (Get Behind Me Satan, 2005)

“You should listen to it live! One of the greatest guitar performances by Jack white and the drummer is pretty good too. This song is so damn awesome! My personal favorite! Too rocking, pure white stripes at their best.”

3. Icky Thump (Icky Thump, 2007)

“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.”

2. Fell in Love with a Girl (White Blood Cells, 2001)

“Best song ever! Jack and meg are amazing and it is so sad that the band broke up. This song will forever and always be a favorite of mine. Anyone who doesn’t like this song needs their ears checked.”

1. Seven Nation Army (Elephant, 2003)

“A phenomenal song. One of the top 100 songs since 2000, easy. Almost everyone has heard this iconic song even if you don’t know who wrote it, you’ve at least heard the opening and you can recognize it easily. This song is by far white stripes best as much as I love all their other stuff they just never surpassed this and the ratings show.”