White Stripes at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

The White Stripes at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in 2005 (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Yesterday fans of The White Stripes were saddened by the official announcement that the garage-blues duo are pulling the plug on an illustrious career.

Last.fm Trends looks back at how Last.fm listeners feel about one of the most unique duos to grace rock ‘n’ roll.

A total scrobble count of 74,604,075 make Jack and Meg White one of the most scrobbled artists on Last.fm. Similar artists such as The Black Keys and The Kills hold 26,320,317 and 15,491,353 scrobbles respectively, proving the breadth of The White Stripes’ appeal.

picture 1 Last.fm Trends: The Now Split White Stripes Are Among Last.fms Most Scrobbled Artists

It is no surprise to see which is the band’s most popular release out of their six studio albums.

Elephant, released in 2003, has been scrobbled by Last.fm users more than any other release, with 17,694,982 scrobbles counted so far. Uber-hit “Seven Nation Army,” video below, is a song you know if you are a White Stripes fan or not, boasts 5,265,551 scrobbles alone and has gone some way to taking the band’s lo-fi sound to the mainstream.

The band’s third release. White Blood Cells, has proved to be the second favorite amongst listeners, taking in 10,969,679 scrobbles.

With just 3,763,272 scrobbles it is the debut, self-titled album that is the least popular. Ironically this is the album that Jack White favors, being quoted in an interview for Guitar Player in 2003 as saying “I still feel we’ve never topped our first album. It’s the most raw, the most powerful, and the most Detroit-sounding record we’ve made.”

The White Stripes may be gone, but the music lives on, and you can still continue to raise the group’s rank on Last.fm by scrobbling your favorite tracks. Head to Last.fm for more information.


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