I Like to Move It

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"I Like to Move It"
Single by Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman
from the album Move It!
B-side Remix
Released November 14, 1993
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 1993
Genre House, Euro-reggae, Eurodance
Length 3:52
Label Strictly Rhythm
Writer(s) Erick Morillo, Mark Quashie
Producer(s) Erick Morillo, Ralphie Muniz
Reel 2 Real singles chronology
"Go on Move"
"I Like to Move It"
"Go on Move (reissue)"

"I Like to Move It" is a song by American electronic dance duo Reel 2 Real (Erick Morillo), featuring ragga vocals by Trinidad and Tobago rapper The Mad Stuntman (Mark Quashie). The song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1994, peaking at number 89, reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, was a number one hit in the Netherlands and was a number 8 hit on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

Uses in the media[edit]

The song appeared in the films The Master of Disguise[1] and Saving Silverman. A version recorded by Sacha Baron Cohen has frequently been used throughout the Madagascar films, while the original version appeared in the first episode of Madgascar' Netflix series All Hail King Julien. The song appeared in the American Dad! episode "The Dentist's Wife".

The song has also been used in numerous advertisements and video games.

Track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "I Like to Move It" (radio edit) – 3:52
  2. "I Like to Move It" (more's instrumental) – 3:57

CD maxi

  1. "I Like to Move It" (radio edit) – 3:52
  2. "I Like to Move It" (UK vocal house remix) – 5:47
  3. "I Like to Move It" (UK moody house remix) – 5:05
  4. "I Like to Move It" (Reel 2 Reel dub) – 4:25
  5. "I Like To Shoot It" (video version) – 3:52–13:00

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"What's Up" by Minnesota
Canadian RPM Dance chart number-one single
May 2, 1994 - May 16, 1994 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Joy" by Staxx of Joy
Preceded by
"Joy" by Staxx of Joy
Canadian RPM Dance chart number-one single
June 6, 1994 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Hey Everybody" by DJ Company
Preceded by
"Without You" by Mariah Carey
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
May 7, 1994 - May 28, 1994 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" by Prince
Preceded by
"I Can See Clearly Now" by Jimmy Cliff
French SNEP number-one single
July 9, 1994 - August 6, 1994 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"7 Seconds" by Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry


  1. ^ "The Master Of Disguise". IMDB. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "I Like to Move It", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  3. ^ Belgian peak Archived 2012-04-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Canadian dance chart peak
  5. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  6. ^ "Reel 2 Real singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  8. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, June 18, 1994
  9. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  10. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  11. ^ 1994 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved August 10, 2008)
  12. ^ 1994 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived 2010-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved August 10, 2008)
  13. ^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1994
  14. ^ 1994 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2011-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  15. ^ "Single top 100 over 1994" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  16. ^ 1994 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved August 10, 2008)
  17. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1994". ARIA. Archived from the original on 25 October 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  18. ^ "French single certifications – Reel 2 Real – I Like to Move It" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  19. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Reel 2 Real; 'I Like to Move It')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  20. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Reel 2 Real – I Like to Move It" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  21. ^ "British single certifications – Reel 2 Real – I Like to Move It". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I Like to Move It in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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