Listen: White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ Covered by Cruise Ship

By Scott T. Sterling

The White Stripes‘ 2003 single, “Seven Nation Army,” has evolved from one of the band’s biggest hits into something of a cultural phenomenon. Now a bona fide “jock jam” that’s routinely chanted by sports fans at events around the world, the tune has been covered and played around the world.

Apparently, that includes cruise ships — and not the cruise ship band, either.

Related: Jack White Announces Tricked-Out ‘Ultra LP’ Edition of ‘Lazaretto’

An ominous and unconventional take on the song by the MSC Magnifica occurred last week (May 9) in Hamburg, Germany, during celebrations for the 825th birthday of the city’s port, with the annual event billed as “the greatest Harbour Festival in the World.”

As the ship floats past onlookers, its horn blares the infamous bassline from the song — three times in all. Those watching from the crowd cheer on in support.

While the duo officially disbanded in 2011, former White Stripes frontman Jack White continues to release music, with his second solo album, Lazaretto, due for release on June 10. White recently announced a heavily tricked-out vinyl version of the album which boasts a litany of extras, including two hidden tracks and even a hologram.


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