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Album: White Blood CellsReleased: 2001Charted:
This song discusses the distinction between real love and lust. Jack White sings about how these feeling are out of our control.
The video for this is considered one of the most innovative of all time as it was made entirely out of Legos. Directed by Michel Gondry using no digital effects, it won 3 MTV video music awards.
The White Stripes couldn't strike a deal with Lego, so they had to buy many boxes of Legos for the video.
British Soul singer Joss Stone covered this for her debut album, renaming it "Fell In Love With A Boy."
Joss Stone said in the April 2007 Q
Magazine that Jack White liked her cover, "He told me he loved it and that when he plays it live, he plays my version rather than his own! How's that for approval! Cool bloke, Jack White!"
The part of the song that Jack and Meg White sing along to is identical to the opening notes of the guitar solo in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Mary Jane's Last Dance
A re-recorded version of this song was used on the "Grab Some Air" advert for the United States Air Force Reserve, which was aired during the 2010 Super Bowl. The White Stripes duo saw red over the alleged unauthorized borrowing of their tune and posted a message on their Web site that read, "We believe our song was re-recorded and used without permission of the White Stripes, our publishers, label or management. The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve's presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support."
The musician who wrote the music for the Air Force Reserve commercial, Kem Kraft, told The New York Times that the similarity is entirely unintentional. He said: "I'm sorry it sounds the same. It wasn't my intention, truly, truly, truly. [If they] want to call me and talk to me, as far as I'm concerned, I'm responsible for this. Just me. I'm pretty much a one-man band here. It doesn't have anything to do with the Air Force. They didn't know anything, and I didn't know anything either."