Season 5 of Portlandia premiered last night, and like so many fans of the satirical sketch comedy show, I was eager to make some new memories with Fred and Carrie. That doesn’t mean, however, that I’m ready to forget some of my favorite moments from the show’s last four years, several of which also happen to include my favorite musicians.

When they aren’t inhabiting the eclectic and eccentric locals of Portland (which is essentially the Silverlake of Oregon), both stars of the series are heavily involved in the music world (Carrie Brownstein is a member of Sleater-Kinney while Fred Armisen is the bandleader and guitarist of the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers), so it’s no surprise that musicians frequently test out their comedy chops as guests on the show.

Below is a sampling of tracks by some of my favorite artists to make cameos on Portlandia during the show’s first four seasons. Leave your wish list for Season 5 guests in the comments!

Colin Meloy and Jenny Conlee (of The Decemberists) – Season 1, Episode 5

The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy teamed up with James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells) and Brownstein’s Sleater-Kinney bandmate Corin Tucker to form the fictional band Echo Echo in a Season 1 episode of Portlandia. The gag was the star-struck staff attending to the group as they checked in at the Deuce Hotel (a thinly veiled parody of Portland’s Ace Hotel), and while all three musicians delivered in their performances, something about Meloy popping his head back in the doorway after vacating the lounge just cracks me up.

Meloy’s bandmate Jenny Conlee’s turn as Sparkle Pony in that same episode is an over-the-top gem, and given that the indie-folk band actually is from Portland, I don’t see how The Decemberists couldn’t make this list. Bonus points to the group for bringing the funny to their video for “Make You Better” below.

Eddie Vedder – Season 2, Episode 2

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder appeared both in person and in ink for a Season 2 episode of Portlandia. A burgeoning romance is thrown off the rails when Carrie discovers her new boyfriend’s terrible Eddie tattoo (“It’s playing a tambourine”), which leads to her breaking it off with the guy to test the waters dating the real Eddie Vedder. Some white wine and an Ani DiFranco tattoo later, that relationship is kaput, but at least we come away from it all with a terrible pun (“Tat’s All Folks”) and a reminder that Eddie Vedder really is charming and talented.

Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) – Season 2, Episode 5 + Season 4, Episodes 4 & 5

Annie Clark’s self-titled St. Vincent LP took the #1 spot on LA Music Blog’s list of the top 50 albums of 2014, so I’m not surprised the Portlandia crew decided an appearance in just one episode wasn’t enough for the talented artist.

She modeled police uniforms in her Season 2 appearance, gave advice to a tax lawyer in the fourth episode of Season 4, and then answered a slew of questions from a curious fan in Episode 5 of that season (“What’s that?). As if those three appearances don’t showcase her range enough, Clark also makes a pretty excellent guitar-wielding space goddess in the recently release St. Vincent video for “Birth In Reverse.”

Joanna Newsom – Season 2, Episode 7

I imagine that art imitated real life when Joanna Newsom appeared in Season 2 of Portlandia. The skit’s gag was centered on Newsom’s harp being too large to fit in the trunk of a tiny hatchback car despite the best efforts of Fred and Carrie’s hippie characters. After all that pushing and kicking, I doubt the instrument could still make beautiful music like that heard below in the live rendition of “Bridges and Balloons,” a track from my favorite Newsom album, The Milk-Eyed Mender.

Michael Nesmith (of The Monkees) – Season 4, Episode 9

My very first crush, the one I swooned over before Johnny Depp laced up his scissorhands (what?), was a Monkee by the name of Davy Jones. As a Nickelodeon-watching youngster, I was too naive to recognize the band for what they were (a constructed Beatles rip-off), but by the time I figured it out, the pop band’s place in my heart was already permanently cemented.

Not surprising then that seeing Jones’ bandmate Michael Nesmith crop up in Season 4 of Portlandia as the Mayor of Portland’s father hit me with some seriously nostalgic feels and had me humming the below before the skit even ended. I miss you, Davy Jones.