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Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best Smashing Pumpkins Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

June 8, 2012 3:00 PM ET
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Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins performs at Pinkpop in the Netherlands in 1994.
Frans Schellekens/Redferns

The Smashing Pumpkins will release Oceania, their first full-length album since 2007, next week. The record is the latest entry in the band's sprawling discography, which includes everything from double-disc epics and rarities box sets to concept albums, EPs and assorted free mp3s.

Our question for you this week is: What is the best Smashing Pumpkins song of all time? There's a lot to choose from, but please just pick one, whether it's a radio hit, an album cut or a beloved rarity.

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

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