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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Who's Best Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon of The Who in Los Angeles.
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October 12, 2012 5:10 PM ET

Pete Townshend went on a full media assault this week, appearing on everything from The Daily Show to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to Fox and Friends. The deluge of interviews was all in support of his new book Who I Am: A Memoir, which traces the story of his life from early childhood to the glory days of the Who to their slow dissolution and their many comeback tours.

We have a question for you: What is your single favorite Who song? Do you like the early singles like "The Seeker" and "Substitute?" Are you into the 1970s radio hits like "Who Are You?" and "Baby O'Riley?" Maybe you even like latter day tunes like "Eminence Front" and "Another Tricky Day." This is a band with a huge catalog of classics, and only a fraction of them wind up in the band's standard setlist or on classic rock radio. Vote for whatever you want, but please only vote once and only for a single song.

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

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