Salute Your Solution

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"Salute Your Solution"
Raconteurs salute your solution.png
Single by The Raconteurs
from the album Consolers of the Lonely
B-side "Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)"
Released March 25, 2008
Format
Genre Garage rock[1]
Length 3:00
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jack White III
  • Brendan Benson
The Raconteurs singles chronology
"Level"
(2007)
"Salute Your Solution"
(2008)
"Many Shades of Black"
(2008)

"Salute Your Solution" is a song by The Raconteurs. It is the first single from their second album Consolers of the Lonely.[2] It was released on March 25, 2008 the same day as the album release.[3] Jack White and Brendan Benson share lead vocal duties on the track. The song is featured in the commercials for NFL on Fox, the 2009 comedy film Zombieland, 2012 action film Premium Rush , 2017 Power Rangers film , and is available as downloadable content for the music video games Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2, and it is featured in the launch trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The song was also in the documentary Warren Miller's Children of Winter. Furthermore, the song also appears in 2009 film Zombieland.

The single peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, their second highest-charting single (after 2006's "Steady, As She Goes").

Music video[edit]

Screen cap of the music video that features the band members. The blurred visual style is characteristic of the video.

A music video was made for the single and was released on March 25, 2008.[4][5] It was directed by Autumn de Wilde.[6]

Critical response[edit]

Commenting on the rhythm section Patrick Keeler (drums) and Jack Lawrence (bass), Prefix Magazine commented that "their propulsive rhythm single-handedly saves first single 'Salute Your Solution'."[7] The Metro Times said the single "feature[s] monster guitar riffs that wouldn't sound out of place on a Free or early Aerosmith record."[8] This song was number 42 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.[9]

Track listing[edit]

7" and 12"[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Salute Your Solution" 3:00
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)" 4:38

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Rock Songs (Billboard)[10] 4
U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[11] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stiernberg, Bonnie. "The 50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time". Paste. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Raconteurs Surprise Album". Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  3. ^ "The Raconteurs New Album Released Next Week". Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Raconteurs cut to the chase with new album". Reuters. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Raconteurs Rush to Retail". Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lL1CW140FQ
  7. ^ Winistorfer, Andrew (March 31, 2008), Review PrefixMag.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-18
  8. ^ Holdship, Bill (2008-04-02), "Shake more action" MetroTime.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-18
  9. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2008". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2008). Retrieved 2008-12-25
  10. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-raconteurs-mn0000531653/awards
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/418908/raconteurs/chart?f=376

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