'The Hardest Button to Button' is a song by the American alternative rock band the White Stripes, released as the third single from their fourth studio album, Elephant (2003). The cover of the single is an allusion to the graphics of Saul Bass, seen in the movie posters and title sequences of films such as Anatomy of a Murder and The Man with the Golden Arm. The cover also alludes to Jack White's then-broken index finger and his obsession with the number three. When released as a single, the song reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart and number eight on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Jack White says that the song is about a child trying to find his place in a dysfunctional family when a new baby comes. Composition 'The Hardest Button to Button' is an alternative and garage rock song that runs for a duration of three minutes and thirty-two seconds. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes. com by Universal Music Publishing Group, it is written in the time signature of common time, with a moderate rock tempo of 128 beats per minute. 'The Hardest Button to Button' is composed in the key of A minor, while Jack White's vocal range spans one octave and one note, from a low of G3 to a high of A4. The song has a basic sequence of A5C5A5C5A5C5B5D5 during the introduction, changes to A5C5A5C5A5C5B5B5 in the verses and follows Asus4CAsus4CAsus4CBB at the instrumental break as well as the refrain as its chord progression. Music video The music video for 'The Hardest Button to Button' is the third White Stripes video directed by Michel Gondry, after 'Fell in Love with a Girl' and 'Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground' (two years later, he would direct the music video for 'The Denial Twist').