Hotel Yorba (2:09)

Cover of White Blood Cells

From White Blood Cells and 44 other releases

“Hotel Yorba” is the lead single from White Blood Cells, by The White Stripes, and their first single to be released commercially. It was released in November 2001. It has a country feel and an upbeat vibe. The Hotel Yorba is a former hotel in southwest Detroit that is now used as government subsidized housing, and the single version was recorded in a room there. The White Stripes shot much of the song’s music video outside the hotel, but were denied permission to film inside; according to Jack White, the duo is “sort of banned for life” from the hotel.

The song is primarily built around three chords G, C and D, but a fourth, F, is also heard.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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  • joshsaussey

    Only Jack White can create such a damn incredible song around 3 chords. The man is a genius! [3]

    7 May 10:50am Reply
  • Sathg

    this song sounds so fun :)

    8 Feb 4:48am Reply
  • funereal_waif

    1st listening: WTF? 2nd listening: ... 3rd listening: ONE TWO THREE FOUR TAKE THE ELEVATOR!!!!!!11 :) [6] Hahaha, couldn't describe it more. This is one of my favorite songs EVER.

    18 Jan 12:57pm Reply
  • Tom_Pullings

    Only Jack White can create such a damn incredible song around 3 chords. The man is a genius! [2]

    6 Jan 4:57pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    how this song grow on people?? its cathcy as hell on the first listen. [2]

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ARTemurKo

    Let's get married!

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    My hometown band does well

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ronan2209

    Incredibly fun live. Seen Jack perform it at Rock Werchter, absolutely amazing.

    10 Jul 2012 Reply
  • beedlezmeito10

    LOVE

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Alicia_Quays_

    how this song grow on people?? its cathcy as hell on the first listen.

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Gageaz

    1st listening: WTF? 2nd listening: ... 3rd listening: ONE TWO THREE FOUR TAKE THE ELEVATOR!!!!!!11 :) [5]

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • lord_of_beer

    After having just heard a part of a lifehouse song, I value this band, and this track all the more.

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • DonPinguin

    "all they've got inside is vacancy" not after this song was released I suppose..

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • thekills1985

    Listening to this song makes me happy ... it's really grown on me!

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • inutil

    Felicidad.

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • matt1337c

    I wish the best songs on the album weren't so short.

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Early_Birds

    I've heard this maybe five times at the most and I already know all the words.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • AM_Poet

    !!!

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    1st listening: WTF? 2nd listening: ... 3rd listening: ONE TWO 3 FOUR TAKE THE ELEVATOR!!!!!!11 :) [4]

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Makes me happy everytime I listen to this :)

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
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