The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

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"The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret"
Queens of the Stone Age - TLAOKAS CD1.jpg
Cover of European 7" and UK CD 1
Single by Queens of the Stone Age
from the album Rated R
ReleasedAugust 7, 2000
Format
Recorded1999-2000
Genre
Length3:36
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
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
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 and Daria, and in the video games Tony Hawk: Ride, Driver: San Francisco and Gran Turismo 5.

Track listings[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
position
Australia (ARIA)[1][2] 75
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 31
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[4] 21
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The ARIA Report Issue 574 – Week Commencing 26th February 2001" (PDF). Pandora Archive (original document published by ARIA). p. 4. Archived from the original on 2002-02-21. Retrieved 2018-11-01.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) N.B. The HP column displays the single's highest position on the chart.
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2017.

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