Both the public and its elected officials—most importantly, the 116th Ohio General Assembly became aware their State lacked an official song as a result of the exposure from his commentary, they designated "Hang On Sloopy" as the State rock song by House Concurrent Resolution 16 on November 20, 1985, with clauses including: "WHEREAS, "Hang On Sloopy" is of particular relevance to members of the baby boom generation, who were once dismissed as a bunch of long-haired, crazy kids, but who now are old enough and vote in sufficient numbers to be taken quite seriously...""WHEREAS, Adoption of this resolution will not take too long, cost the State anything, or affect the quality of life in this State to any appreciable degree, and if we in the legislature just go ahead and pass the darn thing, we can get on with more important stuff." "Hang On Sloopy" is also a signature song for Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians, who play at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, traditionally playing the song during the middle of the 8th inning.
The song also plays at the end of the 3rd quarter at First Energy Stadium during every Cleveland Browns game, and is also played at Cleveland Cavaliers games at Quicken Loans Arena.
The song gained an association with Ohio State University after its marching band began playing it at football games; it first played it October 9, 1965 after a staff arranger, John Tatgenhorst, begged the director to try playing it.
After finally convincing the director, Tatgenhorst arranged the song and the band played it in front of the stadium, after the crowd reaction, the band began to play it at every game and now it is a Saturday tradition to play the song before the start of the fourth quarter of every Buckeye game.
In April 1985, Joe Dirck, columnist for the Columbus Citizen-Journal, saw a wire service story about a proposal to designate "Louie, Louie" as the official State song of Washington and wrote a series of tongue-in-cheek columns.At least one source includes a possible connection between the song and Charles J. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band also covered this song live in concert at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus in 1999 and on May 2, 2009 in Greensboro, North Carolina.Rick Derringer was still playing the song live with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in November, 2011.6 9780951811962 0951811967 The Madonna, Sean Dorman 9780743449779 0743449770 Flood Tide - A Dirk Pitt Novel, Clive Cussler 9780952603146 0952603144 The Collected Poems of O. Robertson, Wilson Ogilvie 9780948491177 0948491175 Space Wars - A Graphic Guide, Martin Ince, D.Hine, David Hine 9781425987619 1425987613 Marcus Carrington, Champion of God - The Adventure Begins, Terry J.In 2013, the Dj Offer Nissim made a remix of Porter's version, which became a big hit in the club scene.