People Have Been Wondering About Who Let The Dogs Out’s Genuine Meaning for The Past 22 Years

Put yourself 22 years in the past. The summers were never-ending, David Beckham wore a durag, and the pound was truly valuable.

Who let the Dogs Out Again?

And it was also the year that the timeless party tune “Who Let The Dogs Out” first entered our lives.

The Baha Men’s song is still a classic, even though we might not hear it as frequently as we once did.

But are you actually aware of its significance? The dogs are who? How many are there in total? Who let them all out, and why?

The song’s author has now made everything apparent. It’s also probably not what you expected.

The song’s author is Anslem Douglas. The song, originally titled “Doggie” and created in 1998, was performed by the Baha Men a few years later.

Douglas explained that the song was intended to criticize misogynists.

I’ll tell you why. When I used the word “party,” I was using a metaphor, and it truly meant that things were going fine.

“The men started the name-calling and then the girls respond to the call. And then a woman shouts out, ‘Who let the dogs out?’ And we start calling men dogs. It was really a man-bashing song.”

Check out the lyrics for yourself here:

Well, the party was nice, the party was pumpin’

Yippie yi yo

And everybody havin’ a ball

Yippie yi yo

I tell the fellas start the name callin’

Yippie yi yo

And the girls respond to the call

I heard a woman shout out

Who let the dogs out?

Who, who, who, who, who?

Who let the dogs out?

Who, who, who, who, who?