It's been estimated that Louie Louie has been covered by more bands than any song in history (est. 1500 times) surpasing The Beatles "Yesterday". Here are various versions representing various genres take on this classic. It has also been suggested that use of the Kingsmen's beat from this song may have thus helped lead to the invention of reggae music. Marsh, Dave, 1989, The Heart of Rock and Roll, New American Library, p. 124.