May 9, 2018 / Modified may 9, 2018 1:35 p.m.

"Louie, Louie"

David Brancaccio and Janen Nguyen look at the history of the song "Louie Louie"

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Back in the 1960s, the FBI starts hearing about a song with filthy lyrics. Lyrics so dirty that they launch an 18-month investigation to prove how obscene that song really is.

Yes, that song is the Kingsmen’s cover of “Louie Louie,” and the reason people initially thought the song was obscene was because the lyrics were so incoherent that they didn’t actually know what the singers were saying.

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