Composed by Anslem Douglas for the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season of 1998, the song was originally titled Doggie. The most well known version of the song is by Bahamian band Baha Men, retitled Who Let The Dogs Out? This version reached No.1 in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Chart-History. The song has been widely used at sporting events, with the first use being in 1998 by the Mississippi State University in the USA during football games. It was also used in the soundtrack of the film Rugrats in Paris. Genres: Calypso, Junkanoo, Soca.
Anslem Douglas was sued in 2001 with regards to full authorship of the song. The chorus was originally composed in 1995 by Patrick Stephenson and Leroy Williams of Just Platinum / Action House Recording Studios in Toronto, Canada for a radio jingle. The lawsuit claimed that Anslem was a client of the studio during that time and that he used the chorus to compose the song. He lost the lawsuit which was settled for an undisclosed sum.