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Illustration for article titled A.V. Undercover starts tomorrow, and here’s the song list

The fifth year of A.V. Undercover starts tomorrow—can you believe our baby is 5 already?—and the list of songs, many chosen by you, is below. Some of you have vociferously noted that we’re launching a little later than usual this year, which is true. Here are some other changes: We built some new side walls to make the studio look a little more enclosed, and Jay Ryan—who did the painting on the back wall—also did those up beautifully for us, with a big-ass mammoth and a dinosaur. Also, there will be 30 songs this year instead of 25, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be doing a summer series. (Would it be possible to top The Melvins being bombarded by children in front of the Jeni’s Ice Cream truck? No, it would not.) Anyway: Melvins below, followed by the list. See you tomorrow, and every Tuesday thereafter until we’re done. (Pictured above: Mac DeMarco, who played Weezer for us last year, and who’s playing A.V. Fest this year.)


Beyonce, “Crazy In Love”

TV On The Radio, “Wolf Like Me”

Pulp, “Babies”

Green Day, “When I Come Around”

Elvis Costello, “Alison”

Yes, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

Rush, “Limelight”

Buzzcocks, “Ever Fallen In Love”

Mountain Goats, “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton”

Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”

.38 Special, “Hold On Loosely”

Echo & The Bunnymen, “The Killing Moon”

Stone Roses, “I Wanna Be Adored”

PJ Harvey, “O Stella”

Wang Chung, “Dance Hall Days”

Wheatus, “Teenage Dirtbag”

Arrested Development, “Tennessee”

Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill”

The Jam, “A Town Called Malice”

Squeeze, “Tempted”

Big Country, “In A Big Country”

Cranberries, “Linger”

Devo, “Gates Of Steel”

Go-Go’s, “We Got The Beat”

Asia, “Heat Of The Moment”

Pet Shop Boys, “West End Girls”

Stone Temple Pilots, “Plush”

T’Pau, “Heart & Soul”

Breeders, “Cannonball”

John Cougar, “I Need A Lover”

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