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The Hardest Button to Button
The White Stripes
Elephant
Elephant
RaitingSR
Supervision Recommended
Information
Released 2003
Genre Rock
Language English
Length 3:36
Source Rock Band 3
also Nintendo DS setlist
Available October 26, 2010
Playable in
Rock Band 3
Difficulty
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Basic Pro
Guitar 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle NoNo Part
Details
Male singer







"The Hardest Button to Button" is a song by The White Stripes which is about a young boy who is rejected or ignored by his family because he did something bad to his baby brother. The lyrics can be seen as a statement on the inequality of attention in families that have more than one child, or about how a child is psychologically abused by his parents. (thanks, Jake - Colmar, France)

Jack White: "There's a button at the top of my navy peacoat, and it's the hardest button to button. I thought that was a great metaphor for the off man out in the family. It also comes from sayings of my father, like 'My uncle Harold had a 10 button vest but he could only fasten 8.'" (thanks, Bert - Pueblo, NM courtesy: White Stripes FAQ)

In the video, Jack White's amp and Meg White's drum kit trail behind on every beat as they travel through a town. They had 32 amps and 32 drum kits for the shoot. The video was parodied on an episode of The Simpsons where Jack and Meg guest starred.

Beck makes a cameo in the video for this song. When Jack sings "and a box with somethin' in it" Beck presents him with a box. (thanks, Weslee - Hartsburg, IL)

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