Whitney Houston had earlier attempts at dance-pop than “How Will I Know,” but none of them took hold of the airwaves like the 1985 smash hit did. While the original is uptempo and undeniably danceable, the lyrics could be interpreted as somewhat sad, with Houston potentially pursuing an unrequited love. Filthy Friends seem to view it that way: The supergroup (featuring Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and Peter Buck of R.E.M.) teased the melancholy out of the song, creating a stellar rendition of the iconic track and capping off season eight of A.V. Undercover.

Watch our interview with Tucker below, and stay tuned for the year-end Undercover poll.

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