Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Rolling Stones' Best Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

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October 26, 2012 5:45 PM ET

This week, the Rolling Stones emerged from a five-year hiatus for a surprise concert at Le Trabendo in Paris, France. They also sold out two shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, even though the best seats in the house cost $813. Some nut on StubHub is even trying to sell a single pit ticket for $600,000.

Clearly, this is a time for Stones mania, so we have a question for you: What's your single favorite Rolling Stones song? This is a tough one. Their output from 1964 to 1981 represents one of the best 15-year runs in rock history. It was particularly stellar from 1965 to 1972, and then again for a very hot minute in 1978. But that's just our opinion. We want to hear yours. 

Do you think they peaked early with "As Tears Go By?" Are you a Mick Taylor-era fan obsessed with "Sway?" Maybe disco-rock is your thing and you're into "Miss You." You might even like latter-day gems like "Saint of Me" and "Rain Fall Down." There's a crazy amount of songs to select from, but please only vote once and only for a single song. If we see 8,000 votes for "Suck on the Jugular," we'll be a little suspicious. 

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

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