Sure, the Kingsmen didn't intend for their song to be metal. And yet, it seems like this song, an icon in its own right, was written just for Lemmy's raspy growl and the straight-ahead metal guitar that made Motorhead so famous.
I must add that, although this version of the song was from 1978, I didn't know this existed until this past weekend. It's been sitting out there for 35 years and I had never heard it. Amazing.