During the summer of 2000, the one of the most familiar, yet unanswered questions, “Who Let the Dogs Out”, launched one of the most beloved bands, the Baha Men, into our hearts and homes. Their pulsating Island rhythms seemed to appeal to everyone, as “Who Let the Dogs Out” immediately rose to the top of the charts throughout the world. They were a band long before this moment, but as Rolling Stone Magazine declared, “After 20 years, the Baha Men are an overnight success.”
The song earned the band several awards; a Grammy Award in 2000, a Billboard Music Award for World Music Artist of the Year and World Music Album of the Year; a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Song and in 2002, they won another Kids Choice Award for Favorite Band. The Baha Men had effectively modernized ‘Junkanoo’, one of the most celebrated art and music forms in the Bahamas.
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Their worldwide success propelled them into the Hollywood Film Industry, with a number of their songs enhancing soundtracks of popular movies, such as Miss Congeniality, Around the World in 80 Days, Garfield: The Movie, Rugrats in Paris, and Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course. Also featured in the soundtrack of Shrek, with their hit song “Best Years of Our Lives”. Then in 2009, in the hit comedy The Hangover, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” was featured.
The Baha Men were one of the many artists to record a song on the DisneyMania album, along with three of its four sequels. They recorded “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King; “It’s a Small World” from the Disney park attraction of the same name and in DisneyMania 4 they took on the song “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” from Lilo and Stitch entitled “Bahaman Roller Coaster Ride”.