Who is more worthy of a round one Rock Star Wars victory: The Rolling Stones' "2000 Light Years From Home" or Montrose's "Space Station #5?"

To try and fill our days between now and the arrival of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we’ve tracked down 32 space-themed classic rock songs and paired them off against each other in 16 first-round battles. The field will be halved every week based on your votes, until only the spaciest song in rock history remains standing.

The Rolling Stones are represented by one of the weirdest songs from without a doubt their strangest album, 1967's psychedelic deep dive Their Satanic Majesties Request. The trippy, spacey "2000 Light Years From Home" tackles the loneliness of a deep-space traveler who keeps finding himself further and further from Earth.

Montrose's "Space Station #5" also concerns interstellar travel, but frontman Sammy Hagar takes a much more upbeat approach to his upcoming voyage. The planet's been trashed, though we're unclear if nuclear war or environmental abuse was the culprit. Luckily, however, there's other places we can go ("the future's in the skies above"), and the Red Rocker's blasting off tonight.

So, which of these songs will emerge victorious from this round? It’s your choice. You can listen to both tracks below, and vote once per hour in each of the this round's Rock Star Wars battles until polls close on Nov. 23 at 11:59PM ET. Your choice for our Rock Star Wars champion will be revealed on Dec. 22, 2015.

Listen to Montrose Perform 'Space Station #5'

Listen to the Rolling Stones Perform '2000 Light Years From Home'


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