Richard Berry's "Louie Louie" in Animal House
Film Released: 1978
Good news: If you're a drunk frat boy who's completely plastered but totally wants to sing something incorrigible, we've got the song for you. "Louie Louie" was a ballad written by African-American singer Richard Berry back in the '50s, but the song didn't take off until 1963 when The Kingsmen
whitewashed covered it.
It became a huge hit and several myths floated around about the song, including the idea that the song's lyrics are purposefully impossible to decipher because they graphically describe sex. In other words, it was the perfect theme song for Greek life, toga parties, and John Belushi's iconic Bluto.