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Over and Over and Over

"Over and Over and Over" is a song by American musician Jack White. It was released as the third single from his third solo studio album, Boarding House Reach (2018), on March 1, 2018. In the US, the song peaked at number 20 on the Alternative Songs chart and number 33 on the Hot Rock Songs chart.

"Over and Over and Over"
Jack White - Over and Over and Over cover art.png
Single by Jack White
from the album Boarding House Reach
B-side"Everything You've Ever Learned"
ReleasedMarch 1, 2018 (2018-03-01)
Format
Recorded2017
Genre
Length3:36
LabelThird Man
Songwriter(s)Jack White
Producer(s)Jack White
Jack White singles chronology
"Corporation"
(2018)
"Over and Over and Over"
(2018)
"Ice Station Zebra"
(2018)

Background and compositionEdit

"Over and Over and Over" was conceived by White around 2005 when he was still in the White Stripes. He considered recording it for the band but shelved the idea instead. He would later consider recording with one of his side projects, the Raconteurs, but again chose not to do so. The song was also nearly recorded in collaboration with American rapper Jay-Z. Ultimately, he chose not to record the song until the sessions for Boarding House Reach in 2017. White recalled in an article with Rolling Stone that he "chased it and chased it" and eventually managed to finally have a final product ready.[1]

"Over and Over and Over" has been described as a throwback to White's earlier garage rock works[2] as well as a "blues rock jam".[3] White served as the vocalist and performed electric guitar and tambourine on the track. It featured contributions from several session musicians. Louis Cato and Daru Jones played drums while Bobby Allende provided percussion, Charlotte Kemp Muhl played bass, and Neal Evans and DJ Harrison performed on synthesizers. White wrote, produced, and mixed the song, while Joshua V. Smith did the engineering with Ben Schmitz and Grant Valentine providing engineering assistance.[4]

ReleaseEdit

"Over and Over and Over" was released as a digital single on March 1, 2018. The release was accompanied by an animated visualizer video on YouTube. After its release, the song was made available for free as an instant download upon pre-ordering a digital version of Boarding House Reach.[5] The single received its first physical release on March 9 as a single-sided tri-color 7" vinyl. This was made available, on that date only, exclusively at Boarding House Reach listening parties held at independent record stores across the United States.[6] The single received another physical release later that month. It was another tri-color 7" vinyl, except with the album track "Everything You've Ever Learned" as a B-side.[7]

White performed the song during the April 14 episode of Saturday Night Live's 43rd season.[8] He also performed the song live at Spotify Studios in New York City for a Spotify Singles release, which was released on April 25 with a cover of the Modern Lovers song "Pablo Picasso" as the B-side.[9]

Track listingEdit

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Over and Over and Over" 
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Everything You've Ever Learned" 

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Canada Rock (Billboard)[10] 32
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 33
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[12] 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Doyle, Patrick (January 26, 2018). "Jack White on Genre-Blending New LP, Lost White Stripes Song, Touring". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Cheng, Mason (April 2, 2018). "Jack White: Boarding House Reach Album Review". Trend Privé. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Young, Alex (March 1, 2018). "Jack White unveils "Over and Over and Over", a dirty blues rock jam originally written for The White Stripes: Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Boarding House Reach (album liner notes). Jack White. Third Man Records. 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "Jack White "Over and Over and Over"". Third Man Records. March 1, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Boarding House Reach Independent Record Store Advance Listening Parties". Jack White (official website). March 2, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Images for Jack White (2) - Over and Over and Over". Discogs. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Blais-Bille, Braudie (April 15, 2018). "Watch Jack White Perform "Over and Over and Over" on "SNL"". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Slingerland, Calum (April 25, 2018). "Jack White "Pablo Picasso" (Modern Lovers cover)". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Jack White | Canada Rock chart search". Billboard. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jack White Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jack White Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2018.