Who Let the Dogs Out? The Meaning Behind the Baha Men’s Song Lyrics

Song's Complex Origin: "Who Let the Dogs Out" has a convoluted history, bridging the '90s and 2000s, involving Baha Men, Rugrats, and unexpected origins.

Documentary Revelation: The Hulu documentary "Who Let the Dogs Out" by Brent Hodge unravels the mystery, tracing the song's roots to Anslem Douglas' feminist anthem "Doggie."

Meaning Behind the Lyrics: Douglas clarifies the song's theme—a man-bashing anthem against catcalling. The lyrics portray a role reversal, where women call men "dogs."

Origins and Surprise Hits: The song's chorus originated in a radio station jingle, with versions by other artists before Baha Men's 2000 hit. The term itself started as a sports chant in 1986.