"Conquest" is a role-reversal song written by Corky Robbins and popularized in the 1950s by Patti Page. "Conquest" was also covered by The White Stripes on their 2007 album Icky Thump, which features Regulo Aldama on trumpet. Patti Page's version of "Conquest" was featured on an ebay commercial in fall 2007.
"Conquest" was released as the third single from the White Stripes' album Icky Thump in December 2007. It was released as a series of 7-inch colored vinyl singles, each containing the track "Conquest". The tracks "It's My Fault for Being Famous," "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap" and "Cash Grab Complications on the Matter" appear on the black, white and red version of the records, respectively, with the latter featuring an acoustic Mariachi version of "Conquest". The various B-sides were co-produced by musician Beck, who also contributed vocals and piano to "Being Famous" and slide guitar to "Honey."
Each single includes a trading card featuring famous matadors El Sloth, El Bianca Rosa or El Perdador.
The music video for "Conquest" features a bullfighting theme, directed by Diane Martel in Artesia, California. It premiered November 26 on MTV and November 27 in the iTunes Store as well as Fuse TV.