Move It Like This – Baha Men | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Hot 100 Peak (DNC) & Hot 100 Singles Sales (#5); 2002

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Eight years into their U.S. chart career as proponents of Caribbean island Junkanoo music – which dates back to days when slaves were permitted one day each week for festivities – the Bahamas’ Baha Men hit the big time with 2000’s Who Let The Dogs Out. The dogs weren’t just “out,” they ran wild, pounding up the mainstream pop, Latin, Salsa, and dance charts. The Dogs album fared equally well as it topped the World list and reached #5 on the Pop rankings. Dogs even won a “best in show” in the Dance Recording category at the Grammies. On the follow-up to Dogs, the Bahas showed that, even after 20 plus years together, they could still have a good time. Move It Like This soared to #1 on the World Music album chart, and the party-licious title track reached #5 in singles sales.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2023 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Steve Greenberg

Lyrics Written by:

  • Anthony Monks Flowers
  • Brooke Morrow
  • Colyn Grant
  • David Schommer
  • Herschel Small
  • Jeffrey Chea
  • Marvin Prosper
  • Rick Carey
  • Sam Hollander
  • Steve Greenberg