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Baha Men performing in June 2010
|Also known as||The Bahas, Men of The Baha|
|Genres||Junkanoo, dance, hip hop, reggae|
|Associated acts||Los Del Rio, Diane Turner|
|Past members||Elton Logu
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The Baha Men were a Bahamian band playing a modernized style of Bahamian music called Junkanoo.
Early career as High Voltage (1979–1991)
The group was formed in Nassau, Bahamas in the late 1970s as High Voltage. In 1991, they changed their name to Baha Men.
In the 1990s they began aiming their music at a more mainstream audience, and achieved great, if short-lived, popularity with 2000's remake of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (originally composed by Anslem Douglas), recorded with the help of Orlando Infante. The song was a chart success in many countries, and also became a popular song at US sporting events.
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" also earned the band several awards: a Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Dance Recording; Billboard Music Awards for World Music Artist of the Year and World Music Album of the Year; and a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Song. In 2002, they won another Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Band.
Involvement in motion pictures
The Baha Men were one of the many artists to record a song on the album DisneyMania and two of its four sequels. On the first DisneyMania, they recorded "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King. On DisneyMania 2, famous song "It's a Small World" from the Disney park attraction of the same name. They were absent from DisneyMania 3, though they returned for DisneyMania 4, recording their take on the song "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from Lilo and Stitch entitled "Bahaman Roller Coaster Ride." A number of their songs have been used in major motion pictures such as: Rugrats In Paris, Miss Congeniality, Rat Race, Around the World in 80 Days and Garfield: The Movie. They also recorded a cover of Elton John's hit "Crocodile Rock" for the film Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course starring Steve Irwin and family. In fact, the band has also made an appearance on the big screen, when they starred as themselves in the 1994 romantic comedy My Father the Hero starring Gérard Depardieu and Katherine Heigl. The Baha Men also were featured in the soundtrack of Shrek with their hit song "Best Years of Our Lives". "Who Let the Dogs Out?" was also featured in the 2009 hit comedy The Hangover.
The Baha Men appear in a special scene from Between the Lions where Leona meets them while reading some books inside the library.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|High Voltage (as High Voltage)||
|Kick In The Bahamas||
|I Like What I Like||
|Who Let the Dogs Out||
|2 Zero 0-0||
|Move It Like This||
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Greatest Movie Hits||
|10 Great Songs: Who Let the Dogs Out||
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|1994||"Dancing in the Moonlight"||—||—||42||—||18||—||—||—||—||Kalik|
|1995||"(Just a) Sunny Day'||—||—||—||—||38||—||—||—||—|
|1997||"That's the Way I Get Down"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||I Like What I Like|
|2000||"Who Let the Dogs Out?"||1||26||14||6||1||6||3||2||40||Who Let the Dogs Out?|
|2001||"You All Dat"||8||59||—||62||21||86||49||14||94||
|"The Best Years of Our Lives"||49||66||—||—||—||70||—||—||—||Move It Like This|
|2002||"Move It Like This"||76||—||13||76||11||65||—||16||—|
|2005||"Tell Me Lies"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album song|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country|
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