In honor of the album’s tenth anniversary.
13. “Take, Take, Take”
Fun Fact: Apparently, this is about meeting actor Rita Hayworth, who died in 1987.
12. “The Nurse”
Fun Fact: Jack White told Mojo years ago that this song was about someone he’d been in love with for more than ten years.
11. “As Ugly As I Seem”
Fun Fact: This is the third longest song on the album. It’s over four minutes long.
10. “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)”
Fun Fact: The speaker of this song mentions a sister. Contrary to some popular belief, Meg and Jack White are not brother and sister. They used to be married.
9. “Forever for Her (Is over for Me)”
Fun Fact: On the album, this more lyrical ballad separates two upbeat songs, “My Doorbell” and “Little Ghost,” respectively.
8. “Instinct Blues”
Fun Fact: Songfacts.com doesn’t have any facts for this song, which is a serious bummer.
7. “Red Rain”
Fun Fact: Although The White Stripes do excellent covers, this is not a cover of the famous Peter Gabriel song of the same name.
6. “Passive Manipulation”
Fun Fact: This is one of the few songs where drummer Meg White is on vocals.
5. “White Moon”
Fun Fact: This is the last song in the band’s documentary, Under the Great White Northern Lights. When Meg and Jack White sit down at the piano, Meg cries.
4. “Blue Orchid”
Fun Fact: The woman in this video is British model, Karen Elson. Even though this was the first time she and Jack White met, they were married a few weeks later.
3. “Little Ghost”
Fun Fact: This song is featured in the credits of the 2012 animated film, ParaNorman.
2. “The Denial Twist”
Fun Fact: It’s possible that Jack White wrote this song about his relationship with actor Renee Zellweger. There might be some proof in the lyrics. For example, the line, “Take a mountain and turn it into a mole” might allude to the fact that White and Zellweger met on the set of Cold Mountain.
1. “My Doorbell”
Fun Fact: This music video, shot in all black and white, first appeared on Nickelodeon. It featured a cast of children dressed like they could be on The Little Rascals.