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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    A Song for the Deaf. With the F. You know. Not the D. 'Last' track on the album. With the dark, eerie bass intro.
    finally someone picked that one too the "DeaF" has always appealed to me a little bit more than the "D one", what a way to end a record.
    A Song for the Dead, with the D, not the F, has got some outstanding drums and an amazing guitar solo. It's like a giant guitar and drum solo
    Love this song. Totally worth detuning my guitar all the way down to play it too.
    A Song For The Dead
    Either you misspelled "Deaf" or you're just plain wrong.
    I think this guy was trying to say that A Song for the Deaf is better.. Which, while a great song, isn't as awesome as this
    Im going with something a bit different, but this song always gets me: 'In The Fade'
    hell yes! was thrilled when they played this at Wembley arena last year!
    I Think I Lost My Headache, if not just for the great drum work towards the end