Best Versions of Louie Louie

Louie Louie is the most covered rock song of all time, with over 2,000 recorded versions. And many more live or bootleg recordings in circulation. What are the best versions out there?

The Top TenXW

1The Kingsmen
2Richard Berry

The original version by the man who wrote it.

3Iggy PopJames Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
4The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.
5Black FlagBlack Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of more.

The live version with Rollins' improvised version was recorded in the city I was born. The same city the Kingsmen are from. Portland, Oregon.

6Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Found on the re-issue of the album "I Love Rock-N-Roll"

7MotorheadMotörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and more.
8The Beach Boys
9The Fabulous Wailers
10Paul Revere and the Raiders

The Contenders

11Grateful Dead
12The Angels
13Toots and the Maytals
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