You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)

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"You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)"
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Single by The White Stripes
from the album Icky Thump
B-side "A Martyr for My Love for You"
Released September 18, 2007
Format CD single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2007
Genre Country rock[1]
Length 3:54
Label Warner Bros. (U.S.)
XL Recordings (E.U.)
Writer(s) Jack White,
The White Stripes singles chronology
"Rag and Bone"
(2007)
"You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)"
(2007)
"Conquest"
(2007)
Alternative cover
Digital (US) and 7" single cover

"You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)" is a song written and recorded by the American alternative rock band The White Stripes. The song was first played live on June 29, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is the second track from their sixth studio album Icky Thump. The track was released as a CD single on September 18, 2007, with the 7" vinyl version of the single following on September 25.[2] The music video for "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)" premiered on MTV2 Unleashed, as well as MTV.com and MTV2.com on July 30, 2007.

The video was filmed in front Hudson's Bay Company historical buildings in the Apex neighborhood of Iqaluit, the capital of the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut, while the band was on tour there.

Track listings[edit]

Compact Disc
  1. "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)" – 3:56
  2. "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)" (Frat Rock version)  – 3:45
  3. "A Martyr for My Love for You" (Acoustic version)
7" vinyl
  1. "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)"
  2. "A Martyr for My Love for You" (Acoustic version)


Personnel[edit]

  • Jack White - vocals, guitars and keyboards
  • Meg White - drums and backing vocals

Cover versions[edit]

Australian R&B singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather covered the song as a bonus track for the Japanese edition of his 2009 album Love & War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicolson, Barry (June 18, 2007). "The White Stripes: Icky Thump". NME. ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved June 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (12 September 2007). "White Stripes Cancel Fall U.S., U.K. Tour Dates". Billboard. 

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