In My Head (Queens of the Stone Age song)

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"In My Head"
Single by Queens of the Stone Age
from the album Lullabies to Paralyze
Released June 27, 2005
Format CD
Recorded August – November 2004 at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California
Genre Alternative rock, stoner rock
Length 4:01
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Joey Castillo
Josh Freese
Joshua Homme
Alain Johannes
Troy van Leeuwen
Producer(s) Joshua Homme and Alain Johannes (Desert Sessions version). Joshua Homme and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age version)
Queens of the Stone Age singles chronology
"Little Sister"
"In My Head"
"Burn the Witch"

"In My Head" is the second single released by the rock group Queens of the Stone Age on June 27, 2005, from their fourth album Lullabies to Paralyze. "In My Head" originally appeared on Desert Sessions vols. 9 & 10 in 2003, where it was named "In My Head...Or Something." It is often recognized for its simple melody and chord progression (a steady A major, G major, E major, C major featuring a D major lick). The song appears in the end credits during the Entourage episode "The Release" and was also featured in the video game Need for Speed: Underground 2 and in the Unreleased beta of Need For Speed: Carbon. The song is available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3.

The video for the song was later castigated by guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen:

...[I]t just happened to be the only time we listened to the record label and it was such a fuck up on our part. The video we ended up with for that song is so lame! It was three of us against a green screen with effects added later. It was like a fucking Gap commercial. It was terrible. Just terrible. We were on the road so we weren't in control of it.

—Troy Van Leeuwen in interview with[1]


Players on Desert Sessions Vol 9 & 10

Players on Lullabies to Paralyze

  • Josh Homme: Bass, Vocal
  • Joey Castillo: Drums, Piano, Percussion
  • Troy Van Leeuwen: Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Alain Johannes: Guitar

Track list[edit]

  1. "In My Head"
  2. "I Think I Lost My Headache" (Live)
  3. "Long Slow Goodbye" (Live from AOL Sessions)
  4. "In My Head Radio Edit" (Video)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 44


  1. ^ Broadley, Erin. "Queens of the Stone Age: An Interview With Troy Van Leeuwen" (interview). Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  2. ^ Queens of the Stone Age - UK Singles Chart. Retrieved on Jan 03, 2013.

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