Move It Like This (song)

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"Move It Like This"
Single by Baha Men
from the album Move It Like This
B-side Remixes
Released February 2002
Format CD single
Genre Reggae, junkanoo
Length 3:24
Label S-Curve[1]
Capitol
EMI
Writer(s) Anthony Monks Flowers, Brooke Morrow, Colyn Grant, David Schommer, Herschel Small, Jeffrey Chea, Marvin Prosper, Rick Carey, Sam Hollander, Steve Greenberg
Baha Men singles chronology
"The Best Years of Our Lives"
(2001)
"Move It Like This"
(2002)
"We Rubbin'"
(2002)

"Move It Like This" is a song recorded by the Bahamian pop group Baha Men. It was released in February 2002 as the second single from the album, Move It Like This. The song reached number 13 on the New Zealand RIANZ list, number 13 on the Canadian Singles Chart and number 65 on the Swiss Music Charts. The song was also featured on the 2002 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 10.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received mixed reviews. musicOMH said of it, "Try to remember this song and you'll remember...nothing original."[2] Conversely, Scott Tady of the Beaver County Times called the song jubilant and Rebecca Mahoney of the Lakeland Ledger referred to it as energetic.[3][4]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Bryan Barber, the video starts with the Baha Men's tour bus arriving at a college fraternity house filled with high-class students. The Baha Men tell them that their here for 'the party' with the students protesting no party until they force themselves in to set up with a bunch of people coming up behind them hearing about the party. The party escalates from being a house party to going outside during the night with the police coming in to stop the party only for them to get sucked in by the music. Throughout the video, the partygoers perform dance moves that the Baha Men mention in the song from the twist, the electric slide and the robot.

Popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the 2002 comedy film Big Fat Liar, starring Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti and Amanda Bynes.[5] It was also featured in the video game Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball[6] as well as in an NBA commercial.[3] It was used in a promo for Nick Jr. that aired during the world premiere of the Blue's Clues special Meet Joe. It had kids and characters from Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Dora the Explorer, Bob the Builder, Blue's Clues, Franklin the Turtle, Little Bear, Little Bill, and Oswald dancing to the song.[7] It was also used in Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash!. The song was played at KidZania Manila for the Birthday of Urbano in April 23, 2016.

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 76
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[9] 13
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 76
New Zealand (RIANZ)[11] 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 65
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ MTV.com
  2. ^ musicOMH review
  3. ^ a b Tady, Scott (August 15, 2002). "Baha Men let the dogs out for Pittsburgh concert". Beaver County Times. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ Mahoney, Rebecca (August 9, 2002). "Sweden to Bahamas". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Movie soundtrack
  6. ^ Game soundtrack
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKHKreGc3ug
  8. ^ Australian peak
  9. ^ Canadian peak
  10. ^ German peaks
  11. ^ a b "Move It Like This", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)

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