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“Who Let the Dogs Out?”
“Who Let the Dogs Out?” cover
Single by Baha Men
from the album Who Let the Dogs Out
Released July 25, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 2000
Genre World Music
Length 3:18
Label Edel Records
Writer(s) Anslem Douglas
Producer Desmond Child
Baha Men singles chronology
"That's the Way I Do It"
"Who Let the Dogs Out?"
"You All Dat"

"Who Let the Dogs Out?" is a song written and originally recorded by Anslem Douglas for Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival season of 1998. It was heard and taped on a float by hairdresser Keith from the London salon Smile who played it to Jonathan King who recorded it and released it [1] under the name Fatt Jakk and his Pack of Pets[2]. It then came to the attention of King's friend Steve Greenberg who produced it with a group he was promoting called The Baha Men - they covered the song and placed it in the movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie and then released it as a single in 2000 and it became the band's first hit in the US and the UK. It reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the 4th biggest-selling single of 2000 in the UK. It was also a big hit in Australia, where it reached #1. The track went to win the Grammy for Best Dance Recording on the 2001 Grammy Awards. In a poll conducted by the Rolling Stone to identify the 10 most annoying songs, this song was ranked third.[3] Image File history File links Wholetthedogsout. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Baha Men is the name of a pop group that plays a modernized style of Bahamian folk music called Junkanoo. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Edel Music was founded in 1986 in Germany as a mail order record company selling mostly soundtracks. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Anslem Douglas is a musician and composer. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Baha Men is the name of a pop group that plays a modernized style of Bahamian folk music called Junkanoo. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Anslem Douglas is a musician and composer. ... Caribbean Carnival is an event that takes place in many of the Caribbean islands annually. ... Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King, 6 December 1944, London, England) is a British singer, songwriter, TV personality, and pop music producer. ... Alternative meaning: Steven Greenberg (musician) Steve Greenberg (b. ... Baha Men is the name of a pop group that plays a modernized style of Bahamian folk music called Junkanoo. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998. ... The 43rd Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001. ... This article is about the magazine. ...

The Anslem Douglas version was played mainly in parties and dance halls across the islands of Trinidad and Tobago in 1998. After the Baha Men re-released the song, it became a ubiquitous sports anthem at stadiums and arenas throughout the world based largely on the efforts of a sports marketing company hired by the song's producer, Steve Greenberg. Pro Sports Music Marketing founder Frederic Traube created the concept of introducing and marketing the song to sports stadiums. It has been suggested that List of songs that might be heard at sporting events be merged into this article or section. ...


Use at sporting events

The first use of the song at a sporting event was at The University of Georgia. Their mascot is the Bulldog, and they first played the song during football games in the fall of 1999 using the version sung by Chuck Smooth. It was accompanied by the crowd singing along and the team performing a dance on the field called "The Dawg Pound Rock" just before a kickoff. Later the Southeastern Conference ruled that they could not perform the dance on the field, so the team moved it to the sidelines. Several other teams followed suit, and the song quickly became a national phenomenon. The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ...

In June of 2000, Gregg Greene, then Director of Promotions, at the Seattle Mariners was the first to play "Who Let the Dogs Out" at a major league baseball game. He debuted the tune as a joke for the team's backup catcher, Joe Oliver. Two days later, shortstop Alex Rodriguez requested the ditty for his batter introduction music and the song quickly became the Mariners team anthem. The Baha Men played live at Safeco Field during a Mariners game in September of 2000. The New York Mets, however, claimed that they were the first to adopt the song (ESPN.com later commented, "This is a little like scientists arguing over who discovered a deadly virus"). The Baha Men recorded a version of the song that changed the chorus to "Who let the Mets out?" and all the lyrics to reflect the team and its players which was played at Shea Stadium throughout the Mets' 2000 postseason run, including a live performance on the Shea Stadium field before Game 4 of the 2000 World Series against the New York Yankees. The song was written by David Brody of Z100 New York and recorded by the Baha Men initially for Z100. Brody then gave the song to the Mets to play at Shea. Brody has also written songs for the 2006 and 2007 Mets. Richard Hidalgo used the original song as his entrance music while playing for the Houston Astros. Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Joseph Melton Oliver (born July 24, 1965, in Memphis, Tennessee) was a Major League Baseball catcher. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Safeco Field, sometimes simply referred to as Safeco, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about biological infectious particles. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Dates October 21, 2000–October 26, 2000 MVP Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg MTA logo for the 2000 Subway Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Richard José Hidalgo [e-DAHL-go] (born June 28, 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela) was a Major League Baseball right fielder. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...

The song was also used by the Baltimore Ravens Football Team on their run to the Super Bowl in the 2000 season. Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ...

Also, in the NRL, which is Australia's premier Rugby League competition, the Canterbury Bulldogs often play this song at home games due to the co-incidence of both names. The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... Canterbury Leagues Club, Belmore The Bulldogs (formerly Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ...

The song is used at games for the Arizona Sundogs, a minor league hockey team located in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Their mascot is a dog named Bernie. The Arizona Sundogs are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Prescott, Arizona that is slated to begin play in 2006. ...

The song is also used at the beginning of each of the periods at Hamilton Bulldogs games. Their mascot is named Bruiser. The Hamilton Bulldogs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...

This catch phrase may have derived from "Who let the dogs loose?" rapped in the same rhythm on Gillette's song "Bad Boys" on her 1994 album "On the Attack".

In the UK, the song is played after every goal which Dougie Freedman scores for Crystal Palace F.C. at Selhurst Park, with fans singing "Who let the Doug out? Who? Who?" with reference to him. Similarly, Chelsea F.C. fans sing "Who let the Drog out? Who? Who?", in reference to Didier Drogba. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Douglas Dougie Freedman (born May 25, 1974, in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Crystal Palace in The Championship. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Selhurst Park is a football stadium located in the south London suburb of South Norwood in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (born March 11, 1978 in Abidjan, Côte dIvoire) is a footballer from Côte dIvoire who currently plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League. ...


Anslem Douglas, and original Baha Men member, Stephen Nunez, were sued in 2001 and lost the lawsuit with regards to full authorship for the song. The chorus was originally composed in 1995 by Patrick Stephenson and Leroy Williams of Just Platinum Recording Studios/Action House Studios in Toronto, Canada for a radio jingle. It was proven that at this time Anslem was a client of the studio, and had used the chorus to compose the song. The lawsuit was settled with an undisclosed financial payment. A jingle is a memorable slogan, set to an engaging melody, mainly broadcast on radio and sometimes on television commercials. ...

Song information

Track listing

  1. "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
  2. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (Bryan F. Mix)
  3. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (Crisqo Mix)
  4. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (Pal Mixer)
  5. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (Radio Mix)

List of media song appears in

  • Played in the movie Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, which is what the Baha Men version was originally recorded for.
  • Played in the movie Rat Race, when the "contestants" first begin the race for the two million dollars.
  • Played at the end of Shrek, in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party by the Wolf and the 3 pigs.
  • Was parodied three times in The Simpsons:
  • Was parodied in Men in Black II.
  • In 2005, Crazy Frog made a parody version of the song titled Who Let the Frog Out.
  • An episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is entitled "Who Let the Dogs In?"
  • Played in the 2006 version of The Shaggy Dog.
  • Was parodied as "Who gives you extra?" on an advert for Halifax
  • Was used for the promotional campaign song for the turd sandwich in the South Park episode, Douche and Turd. The song also appears in the episode Wing where the boys sing a few bars of the refrain.
  • Is referenced in the Tickle Dracula song Dogs Out
  • A 2001 commercial for VISA shows a person from the Pittsburgh Steelers stadium public address crew trying to buy a CD of the song with a check instead of a credit card.
  • The season 12 opener episode of Law & Order was entitled Who Let the Dogs Out?
  • Sang as "Hou let the reds out...Hou..Houllier" by Liverpool supporters (mainly from Skelmersdale). When Liverpool FC where under the helm of Gerard Houllier
  • Is played at the start of Canterbury Bulldogs home games as the players run out onto the field.
  • The song was used as an anthem for the New York Mets and the Baha Men recorded a separate version about the team titled "Who let the Mets Out".
  • The story (featuring Thor (Marvel Comics) and Thanos) in Captain Marvel #18, a Marvel comic book written by Peter David, was titled "Who Let the Gods Out?"
  • In the 12/02/2004 comic strip of I Drew This, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner is being "tortured" with a radio playing Who Let The Dogs Out?
  • It is referenced in the TV show Danny Phantom where Danny says "Who let the dog in?" After Tucker and Sam stare at him he says "Get it? The song says "Who let the dogs out?" but I said "Who let the dog in?"
  • It was covered in the 2007 film St Trinian's and featured on the soundtrack.

Baha Men is the name of a pop group that plays a modernized style of Bahamian folk music called Junkanoo. ... For the similarly named 1960 film, see The Rat Race. ... Shrek is a computer-animated film adaptation of William Steigs 1990 fairy tale picture-book of the same name. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Large Marge is the fourth episode of The Simpsons fourteenth season. ... Thank God Its Doomsday is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... Bart writes The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan The chalkboard gag is a running visual joke that occurs during the opening credits of many episodes of The Simpsons. ... Men in Black II (also known as MIIB) is a 2002 science fiction comedy action film starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. ... Crazy Frog is an animated character used in the marketing of a ring tone based on The Annoying Thing, a computer animation created by Erik Wernquist. ... Who Let The Frog Out is a parody of the Baha Men song Who Let The Dogs Out?, by the Crazy Frog. ... Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends (sometimes called Fosters for short, and abbreviated as FHIF/FHFIF) is an Emmy Award-Winning American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken, who also created The Powerpuff Girls. ... The Shaggy Dog is a very loose remake of the 1959 film, The Shaggy Dog, in which a human unwillingly turns into a dog at random intervals. ... Halifax is a commercial bank in the United Kingdom, one of the trading names of the Bank of Scotland plc which is part of the HBOS Group. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Douche and Turd is episode 119 of South Park. ... Wing is episode 903 of the Comedy Central animated series South Park. ... Visa is a brand of credit card and debit card operated by the Visa International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA, an economic joint venture of 21,000 financial institutions that issue and market Visa products. ... Steelers redirects here. ... This article is about the original television series. ... , Skelmersdale is a town in West Lancashire, England. ... {{Football club infobox | clubname = Liverpool FC | image = fullname = Liverpool FC | nickname = The Reds | founded = 1892 | ground = Anfield | capacity = 45,000 | chairman = D.R.Moores | Chief Executive Officer = R.N.Parry | manager = Rafael Benitez | league = FA Premiership | season = 2005-06 | position = FA premiership, 5th | pattern_la1=|pattern_b1=|pattern_ra1=| leftarm1=FFFFFF|body1=FF0000... Gérard Houllier, born September 3, 1947 at Therouanne, northern France, is a football coach and manager. ... Canterbury Leagues Club, Belmore The Bulldogs (formerly Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009- ) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Thanos is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Captain Marvel may refer to: Captain Marvel (DC Comics), a young boy who transforms into a superhero by saying the word Shazam!; originally published by Fawcett Comics and currently published by DC Comics. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) (born September 23, 1956) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ... I Drew This is an online political cartoon created by D. C. Simpson, the creator of Ozy and Millie. ... Guantanamo Bay may refer to: Guantánamo Bay, a bay located in Guantánamo Province at the south-eastern end of Cuba. ... Danny Phantom is an animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... St. ...

External links

  • BahaMen official website
  • Baha Men Fan Site
  • Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 1998 - Main website(Archived)
    • Other Carnival 1998 hits (Archived)
  • Article about Anslem Douglas
  • Anslem Douglas makes comeback - October 6, 2006 (Trinidad and Tobago Newsday)
  • The song used by a Finnish ice hockey team Espoo Blues
  • Satirical Lyrical Analysis
is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Espoo Blues are an ice hockey team in the Finnish SM-liiga. ...



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