Wednesday Question: Best QOTSA Song?

What is the best song by Queens of the Stone Age? Vote here!

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Queens of the Stone Age are one of the definitive rock bands of the last decade, and a big favourite to readers in around these parts.

With news that they're about to enter the recording studio again this year, it seems like a good time to get a stoner-rock retrospective in place and rank their best songs to date.

This week's question is:

What is the best Queens of the Stone Age song ever?

QOTSA are one of the few bands who have a really solid list of hits on every single release, so it's going to be a tough call to find one winner. Who could forget "Rated R," a masterclass in writing pop songs with rock instruments. Then there's the hard-rocking "Songs for the Deaf" which featured Dave Grohl on drums, and their latest effort "…Like Clockwork" which topped our Top 10 Albums of 2013.

At the very least, this top 10 QOTSA songs playlist is going to be a fantastically loud mixtape for the weekend.

Post one song nomination per comment, and upvote other nominations that you love. The songs with the most up votes will be collected into a final top 10 and cast into stone for your listening pleasure this Friday. Good luck!

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    None of the songs is the best. They are all different... And fantastic! Fuck the top lists!
    I am the only one in the world who just CAN'T get into QOTSA. No matter how hard I try :/
    I personally enjoy Kyuss much more. Try listening to them first and then easing your way into the QOTSA catalog.
    You aren't the only one. I've tried to like them but the only songs I like are the ones that Nick Oliveri sings on.
    They've got a couple songs that are alright by me, a couple more that I like about enough to say so, and the rest of it just doesn't do anything for me. Some of it is even downright annoying. I don't see the appeal to most of what they do, but I don't mind that they're successful.
    They're solid in an era where there isn't much going on in the rock world so they seem much better than they really are, like the Foo Fighters. Both are okay, but if they came around in the seventies or something, they'd be forgotten about by now, in my opinion. Every song sounds the same, by both bands.
    Dear God screw top 10 lists and bull like that, doesn't everyone have an opinion? blah blah blah ALL and EVERY SONG JOSH HAS EVER TOUCHED HAS BEEN AT LEAST GOOD...
    I'm very disappointed that The Bronze hasn't been mentioned. One of the best solo's around for sure.
    although Era Vulgaris is my favorite record of theirs, I have to stay with My God Is The Sun! it's powerful, it has that egypcian-like melody which only josh knows how to do and a ****ing driving bass line. should I say more?
    YOU THINK I AIN'T WORTH A DOLLAR, BUT I FEEL LIKE A MILLIONARE! Such a crushing opener, and they played it in Manchester 20th November 2013, ****ing aaaaace
    For me it´s "I`m Designer" because it´s just so cool and somehow different than anything else.
    It most certainly won't win but Better Living Through Chemistry is I do love Lost art of keeping a secret though. That's the riff that drove me into guitar really, along with Toxicity
    Any of the following: Long Slow Goodbye Burn The Witch A song for the dead Millionaire... God is on the radio feel good hit of the summer Smooth Sailing I appear missing The Vampyre of Time and Memory But if I had to pick current favourite is Smooth Sailing.
    In the Fade Gonna Leave You Tangled up in Plaid Millionaire I Appear Missing Fairweather Friends 3's and 7's Too many to choose one