The Raconteurs, "Crazy"
White doesn't make many overtures to pop, but he nodded to the connection between that world and his own warped melodic sensibilities with the Raconteurs' 2006 live take on Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." Before he launched his solo career, the Raconteurs were where White went to display some of his more traditionally catchy sensibilities, so in that sense this cover choice isn't all that surprising, but the direction in which White chooses to drag "Crazy" still seems invigoratingly unorthodox. After launching into the familiar strains of the intro, White's creaky vocals creep in and upend Cee-Lo's glassy original. Danger Mouse's smooth sampling gives way to yelping and slivers of lead guitar. Rather than play it straight, White pulls at the song's seams, and this is the sound of that tension.