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"I Like to Move It" is a 1994 music track performed by 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 charts in 1994, peaking at #89, reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart, and was a #8 hit on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts

The song is featured prominently in the Madagascar film series, a cover version by Sacha Baron Cohen appears in the first Madagascar movie Soundtrack, track number 2.

This Song is also performed by will.I.am as Moto Moto in Madagascar 2

Many versions of the song have frequently been used throughout the Madagascar franchise, with many of them with lyrics changed or altered to match with each film's plot. The first film used a version recorded by Sacha Baron Cohen, the second film used a version by will.i.am, while the third film used a mix-up with the original tune "Afro Circus" in the number "Afro Circus/I Like to Move It. The "I Like to Move It" part was sung by Sacha Baron Cohen in the film while Danny Jacobs sang it on the soundtrack, in both versions being along with Chris Rock. The Reel 2 Real version appeared in the first and last episode of the Madagascar Netflix series All Hail King Julien and the "Afro Circus/I Like to Movie It" tune was played near the start of the Madagascar spin-off film Penguins of Madagascar.

Lyrics Album Version Sacha Baron Cohen

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

All Girls All Over The World
Original King Julien Pon Ya Case Man!
I Love How All The Girls A Move Their Body
And When Ya Move Ya Body
Uno Move It
Nice And Sweet And Sassy Alright!
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up

Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman! Physically Fit
Physically Fit
Physically, Physically, physically fit
Woman! Physically Fit

Physically Fit
Physically, physically, physically,
Physically Fit

Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya Nice Sweet Energetic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
WOMAN!

(Chorus)

Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Eyeliner Pon Ya Face
Make A Man Mud Up
Nose Powder Pon Ya Face
Make A Man Mud Up
Pluck Ya Eyebrow
Pon Ya
Pon Ya Face Make A Man Mud Up
Gal Ya Lipstick
Pon Ya Face Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Nice Broad Face
And Ya Nice Hip Make Man
Flip And Bust Them Lip
Woman Ya Nice And Energetic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya Nice
Broad Face
And Ya Nice Hip
Make Man Flip And Bust Them Lip
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic WOAH!

BOP!
WOAH!
BOP!
WOAH!
BOP!
WOAH!
BOP!

(King Julien's Bit On The End:)

I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
HE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
SHE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
YOU LIKE TO, MOVE IT!

WE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
YOU LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
I LIKE .. OH I DID I HAVE I DONE I? DID I DO I LIKE?
I THINK I DID I LIKE.. WE? WHAT ABOUT WE? THEY? THEY? I DID THEY.

OH I GOT IT, I GOT IT I GOT A NEW ONE I GOT A NEW ONE.. THEM?
NO NOT THEM.. DID I SAY THEM OR NOT?

THEM LIKE TO MOVE IT MOV... I'M GONNA SAY THEM

THEM LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
WE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
UMM WAIT THERE'S GOTTA BE ANOTHER ONE WE... WE... NOPE.. OH US!
CAN WE DO US LIKE TO?

US LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT THAT'S THE ONE
US LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
US LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
US LIKE TO.. MOVE IT!

MOVE IT! MOVE ITTT.. MOVE IT! MOVE IT! MOVE IT MOVE IT

Okay Then, Wanna Hear,
I Just Wanna Tell You A Little Story. This Little Story
That My Daddy Used To Tell Me, He Was A King As
Well. I Was Born, Probably About 68 Years Ago Over By
That Tree Over There, Yeah.
And I Remember Things Changed A Lot In Those
Days, In Madagascar It Wasn't So Commercial, You Know,
There Wasn't All The Fuss About Who's Got The Latest Tree,
And What Leaves
Are You Wearing, And Who's Got
The Latest Fur On Their Back You Know,
Those Days It Was Just Me And A Couple Of The Others You
Know, Doing The Jungle Boogie You Know,
JUNGLE BOOGIE... JUNGLE BOOGIE
WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH

MOVE IT!

YOU REALLY THINK THIS IS NEVER GONNA END 'CAUSE IT IS 3,2,1

NOT BAD EH? I LIKE IT

Lyrics Film Version Sacha Baron Cohen

Madagascar End Credits

Madagascar End Credits

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)


I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

All Girls all Over The World
Original King Julien Pon Ya Case Man!
I Love How All The Girls A Move Their Body
And When Ya Move Ya Body
Uno Move It
Nice And Sweet And Sassy Alright!
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up

Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman! Physically Fit
Physically Fit
Physically, Physically, physically fit
Woman! Physically Fit

Physically Fit
Physically, physically, physically,
Physically Fit

Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya Nice Sweet Energetic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
WOMAN!

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)


Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Eyeliner Pon Ya Face
Make A Man Mud Up
Nose Powder Pon Ya Face
Make A Man Mud Up
Pluck Ya Eyebrow
Pon Ya
Pon Ya Face Make A Man Mud Up
Gal Ya Lipstick
Pon Ya Face Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Nice Broad Face
And Ya Nice Hip Make Man
Flip And Bust Them Lip
Woman Ya Nice And Energetic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya Nice
Broad Face
And Ya Nice Hip
Make Man Flip And Bust Them Lip
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic WOAH!

BOP!
WOAH!
BOP!
WOAH!
BOP!
WOAH!
BOP!

Move It!

I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
HE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
SHE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT


YOU LIKE TO, MOVE IT!
I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
HE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
SHE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
WE LIKE TO, MOVE IT!
THEY LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
YOU LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT

3, 2, 1

When Julien sings it in the film

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)


I Like To Move It Move It
You Like To Move It Move It
She Like To Move It Move It
He Like To... (MOVE IT!)

All Girls all Over The World
Original King Julien Pon Ya Case Man!
I Love How All The Girls A Move Their Body
And When Ya Move Ya Body
Uno Move It
Nice And Sweet And Sassy Alright!

Woman! Physically Fit Physically Fit
Physically, physically, physically,
Physically Fit Woman!

Lyrics Reel 2 Real

I Like To Move It (feat

I Like To Move It (feat. The Mad Stuntman) (Erick "More" Album Mix)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It

Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)


I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

All Girls All Over The World
Original Mad Stuntman Pon Ya Case Man!
I Love How All The Girls A Move Their Body
And When Ya Move Ya Body
You Gonna Move It
Nice And Sweet And Sexy Alright!
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up

Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman! Physically Fit
Physically Fit
Physically, Physically, physically fit
Woman! Physically Fit

Physically Fit
Physically, physically, physically,
Physically Fit

Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya Nice Sweet Energetic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya nice
Sweet Fantastic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
WOMAN!

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)


I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Cute And You Don't Need No Make-Up
Original Cute Body Make A Man Mud Up
Eyeliner Pon Ya Face
Make A Man Mud Up
Nose Powder Pon Ya Face
Make A Man Mud Up
Pluck Ya Eyebrow
Pon Ya
Pon Ya Face Make A Man Mud Up
Gal Ya Lipstick
Pon Ya Face Make A Man Mud Up
Woman Ya Nice Broad Face
And Ya Nice Hip Make Man
Flip And Bust Them Lip
Woman Ya Nice And Energetic
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic
Woman! Ya Nice
Broad Face
And Ya Nice Hip
Make Man Flip And Bust Them Lip
Big Ship Pon De Ocean That A Big Titanic

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To... (MOVE IT!)

Lyrics will.I.am

I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
We like to move it!
I like to move it, move it
She like to move it, move it
He like to move it, move it
We like to move it!
Keep on jumpin' off the floor
Dancin' 'til your feet is sore
Party hard just like it's Mardi Gras
'Cause that's what life is for (Yeah!)
And we don't party hardly (No!)
We just party hard (Yeah!)
And not because we bored (No!)
We party 'cause we born to party
We gonna move our bodies
With our hands in the air
And wave 'em all around
Like we just don't care
Yeah!
Moto Moto in the house
Yeah!
I'm about to turn it out
Yeah!
And you know it's going down
I'm physically, physically, physically round
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
We like to move it!
I like to move it, move it
She like to move it, move it
We like to move it, move it
We like to move it!
Party ain't done, party ain't done
Party this belly got started, Act I
It just begun, big action
Pump up the volume, speaker blastin'
Shake up the ground, shake up the ground
Shake like a earthquake, quake up the ground
Play to make a sound, play to make a sound
Play to make a, play to make a, play to make a sound
So I can do my little dance, do my little dance
Do my little, do my little, do my little dance
Ants in my pants, got ants in my pants
Ants in my, ants in my, ants in my pants
That's why I keep on movin'
Yes, that's why I keep on groovin'
Yes, that's why I keep on doin'
Doin' what I'm doin', y'all
First name Moto, last name Moto
Here's how you spell it, M-O-T-O M-O-T-O
When I step in all the girls want a photo
Ya know, hey, yo
Moto Moto in the house
I'm about to turn it out
And you know it's goin' down
I'm physically, physically, physically round
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
We like to move it!
I like to move it, move it
She like to move it, move it
We like to move it, move it
We like to move it!
I like to party, party
He like to party, party
They like to party, party
We like to party!
She like to shake it, shake it
She like to shake it, shake it
He like to shake it? Yo!
Somebody say ho! (Ho!)
Say ho ho! (Ho ho!)
Back it up, back it up
Back it up, back it up
Back it up
Yo! Somebody say yeah! (Yeah!)
Say yeah yeah! (Yeah yeah!)
Back it up, back it up
Back it up, back it up
Back it up, back it up
Back it up, back it up
Back it up, back it up
Back it up, back it up
Gimme room, gimme room
Gimme room 'cause
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
We like to move it!
She like to shake it, shake it
She like to shake it, shake it
She like to shake it, shake it
Yeah, shake it girl, huh!
We like to party, party
We like to party, party
We like to party, party
We like to party!
We like to move it, move it
He like to move it, move it
They like to move it, move it
Move it, move it, move it, move it
Move it

Videos

Trivia

  • The Reel 2 Real and Mad Stuntman Version was played at a performance at Chessinton World of Adventures Resort, There were mascots of Alex, Gloria, Skipper, Kowalski, Private, Rico, King Julien and Mort along with 2 people who might be employees, dancing to the song, This Performance was one of many around the world called Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation
  • The Reel 2 Real and Mad stuntman is also heard in a few episodes of All Hail King Julien.
  • The Reel 2 Real version is the theme song for Madagascar Kartz
  • In The end Credits of Madagascar, this song is translated to Spanish and French when in the audio.
  • In Hollywood Danny Jacobs sang this on performance in 2018 to celebrate DreamWorks Animation's 20th anniversary.




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