Timely for the World Cup: The strange popularity of “Seven Nation Army”

Lore says that Jack White came up with the seven notes of “Seven Nation Army” during a soundtrack. A roadie thought they sounded cool and encouraged Jack to keep developing the idea. Today, “Seven Nation Army” is one of the most popular sports anthems on the planet. But why? Let’s asks Jack.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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