How to Celebrate
Louie Louie Day
Louie Louie Day Home
A Brief History of Louie Louie
- Call your local radio stations and request that they play
Louie Louie. Let them know that April 11 is Louie Louie
- Blog about Louie Louie Day.
Help spread the word by linking to
- Record your own version of Louie Louie.*
- Organize a local event. Maybe a Louie Louie parade, or a Louie Louie karaoke contest at
a local bar. Be creative! The more unique the better.
Be sure to make a video or audio
recording of your event.*
- Take action on one or more of the
- Write to the major greeting card vendors (Hallmark,
others) and request that they create Louie Louie Day cards.#
* Send a copy of your recording to LLAMAS and we'll post it on
# Interestingly, the annual international greeting card awards are
called the LOUIE
Awards. Wouldn't it be cool if a Louie Louie Day card won
a LOUIE Award!
For Radio Stations:
- “Louie Louie” Tribute – Play as many versions as time
allows. Versions exist in virtually all musical categories –
pop, hard rock, soft rock, punk, rap, R&B, jazz, folk and more.
Check the discographies on the reference materials sheet or
contact your local LLAMAS representative for suggestions.
- “Louie Louie” Trivia – Questions and prizes for listeners
- Worst version ever – Play several versions and let listeners
vote or submit versions
- Favorite version – Ask listeners to nominate and vote for
- Six degrees of “Louie Louie” – Individuals or groups from
local area with a “Louie Louie” connection
For the Press:
- Article on “Louie Louie” history, dates and factoids
- Article on the ongoing influence of “Louie Louie” on
- Interviews – Talk to key individuals involved with “Louie
Louie” from the beginning.
- Article on the refusal of the Guinness Book of World Records
to divulge criteria for citing the Beatles’ “Yesterday” as the
most recorded song vs. “Louie Louie.” LLAMAS has made multiple
requests for consideration of “Louie Louie” in the “most
recorded song” category but has received no response from
Guinness. LLAMAS has also requested a list and description of
criteria for the current record holder, “Yesterday.”
10 February 2008