The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

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"The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret"
Cover of European 7" and UK CD 1
Single by Queens of the Stone Age
from the album Rated R
Released August 7, 2000
Format 7", CD
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock
Length 3:36
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri
Producer(s) Josh Homme, Chris Goss
Queens of the Stone Age singles chronology
"If Only"
(1998)
"The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret"
(2000)
"Feel Good Hit of the Summer"
(2000)
Alternative covers
Cover of UK CD 2

"The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" is the first single from Queens of the Stone Age's second album, Rated R. It was released in the summer of 2000 through Interscope Records in Europe as a standard single, and in the US as only a promotional one. The track became arguably the band's most recognizable and popular song at its time of release. Its music video received mild airplay on music television. It was also the only single from Rated R to get a chart position, reaching number 21 on the Mainstream Rock charts, number 36 on the Modern Rock charts and number 31 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was featured in the films Sound City and Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, the TV series Numbers, Nip/Tuck, Entourage, Later... with Jools Holland and Daria, and in the video games Tony Hawk: Ride, Driver: San Francisco and Gran Turismo 5.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Joshua Homme and Nick Oliveri, except where noted.

Europe[edit]

  • 7" 497 387-7
  • CD 497 410-2
  1. "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" - 3:36
  2. "Ode to Clarissa" - 2:40

UK[edit]

  • CD 1 497 391-2
  1. "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" - 3:36
  2. "Born to Hula" (Homme) - 5:52
  3. "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" (CD-ROM Video) - 3:36
  • CD 2 497 392-2
  1. "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" - 3:36
  2. "Ode to Clarissa" - 2:40
  3. "Monsters in the Parasol" (Live in Seattle) (Homme, Mario Lalli) - 3:32

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
US Mainstream Rock 21
US Modern Rock 36
UK Singles Chart[1] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queens of the Stone Age - UK Singles Chart. officialcharts.com. Retrieved on Jan 03, 2013.

External links[edit]