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 Ten

1 The Kingsmen
2 Richard Berry

The original version by the man who wrote it.

3 Iggy Pop Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
4 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.
5 Black Flag Black Flag Black 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.

6 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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

7 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock 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 more.
8 The Beach Boys
9 The Fabulous Wailers
10 Paul Revere and the Raiders

The Contenders

11 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead
12 The Angels
13 Toots and the Maytals
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