“I was working on this phrase that I used to say when I was a kid. I used to call the Salvation Army ‘Seven Nation Army’ because I thought that’s what the name was. So I was working around that and it just became a song about gossip. When I wrote that, I thought if I ever got asked to write the next James Bond theme, that would be the riff for it.” -Jack White
If you tell me you don’t want a steampunk Bond-girl-come-to-wreak-vengeance take on this song, you’re wrong.