Considering what a sensation this song was in America, it had a surprisingly low chart position, peaking at just #40. Despite that during the summer of 2000 the song seemed to be everywhere, its popularity was due more to cultural references than to record sales or airplay.
The title of this song became a popular catch phrase in America when it was used in the 2000 World Series between the Mets and Yankees. At one point, an exasperated reporter who was sick of hearing the same questions over and over asked Yankees manager Joe Torre if he knew who let the dogs out.
“Who Let the Dogs Out?” also earned a band from the Bahamas the Baha Men several awards including a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording; a Billboard Music Award for World Music Artist of the Year and World Music Album of the Year.