Music: Northern Exposure

They're already kings of calypso at home. Now a cocky canine tune makes Baha Men a hit in the U.S.

You've probably noticed that people have been barking a lot lately. Kids across the U.S. are woofing it up. Sports fans too. David Letterman and his crew are barking on the Late Show.

Blame it on Baha Men.

Their unavoidable hit is a mix of calypso-inflected insults ("Get back, you flea-infested mongrel!") to a hip-hop-cum-pop beat. But it's the hook that has become an ironic anthem. The singer shouts, "Who let the dogs out?" The reply is a male chorus of "Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!"

Who Let the Dogs Out (the title of the album as well as...

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