Make It wit Chu

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"Make It wit Chu"
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Single by Queens of the Stone Age
from the album Era Vulgaris
ReleasedOctober 2007
GenreBlues rock[1]
Length4:50 (album)
3:48 (radio edit)
Queens of the Stone Age singles chronology
"The Fun Machine Took a Shit & Died"
"Make It wit Chu"
"My God Is the Sun"
"I Wanna Make It wit Chu"
Song by The Desert Sessions
from the album Volume 9: I See You Hearin' Me
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2003
RecordedFebruary 8–15, 2003 at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, CA
LabelIpecac, Rekords Rekords

"Make It wit Chu" is the third single by Queens of the Stone Age from their 2007 album Era Vulgaris.


The song was originally a track on The Desert Sessions Volumes 9 & 10, entitled "I Wanna Make It wit Chu" and with PJ Harvey on backing vocals;[2] it also appeared on the band's live DVD Over the Years and Through the Woods before being rerecorded for their fifth studio album.

"Make It wit Chu" was announced as the second German single in a newsletter from and that it would be released on three limited editions on September 28, 2007. It was also confirmed as the band's next international single as well.[3] According to a report by the NME the B-sides for the single would be the "White Wedding" cover, previously released as a bonus track for Era Vulgaris, and a recording of "Needles in the Camel's Eye" from Brian Eno's Here Come The Warm Jets. Bobby Gillespie is reported to have been involved in the latter according to an interview with the band on SuicideGirls.

At the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Josh and Troy, along with Cee Lo Green (on vocals) and Dave Grohl (on drums), played the song in The Palms Casino Hotel, in one of the Fantasy Suites.[4] This song was #60 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[5]

At the end of the song, a keyboard can be heard which starts at about 4:31. This is the same tune played during the chorus of the song Era Vulgaris, which was left off the album of the same name.[citation needed]

The song appears in the video game Guitar Hero 5, the documentary Warren Miller's Playground and TV show Blindspot.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Rio Hackford, the official music video for the song surfaced in October and shows the band performing to a series of couples making out. The video was shot in Joshua Tree and also shows the legendary Rancho De La Luna, where the Desert Sessions are recorded.

The video begins with Joshua Homme driving to Rancho De La Luna and the band setting up their musical instruments. They then start to perform the song. The video shows footage of the band performing along with shots of several couples making out and talking. The band appear to be performing for the couples.

In the video the guitar solo is also shorter than it is on the album.

Track listings[edit]


  1. "Make It wit Chu" (Edit) – 3:48
  2. "Needles in the Camel's Eye" – 3:23 (Brian Eno cover)
  3. "White Wedding" – 3:52 (Billy Idol cover)
  1. "Make It wit Chu (Video)" – 3:48

7" (EU)[edit]

  1. "Make It wit Chu" - 4:50
  2. "Needles in the Camel's Eye" - 3:23

7" Version 2[edit]

  1. "Make It wit Chu (Acoustic)"
  2. "White Wedding"


Chart (2007 - 2008) Peak
Germany (GfK Entertainment Charts)[6] 90
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 43
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[8] 2


The Desert Sessions – Volume 9: I See You Hearin' Me
Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris


  1. ^ Raposa, David (June 11, 2007). "Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2007-03-15). "QOTSA Rocks Hard, Fast On 'Era Vulgaris'". Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  3. ^ George-Cosh, David (2007-08-22). "Princes Charming, Well Almost". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-08-27.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "2007 VMA - About The Show". MTV Networks. Retrieved 2007-10-29.
  5. ^ No byline (December 11, 2007). "The 100 Best Songs of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-21
  6. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts (The user has to search "Queens of the Stone Age")". (in German). Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 18, 2017.

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