The song preceded the similarly named "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by a month. Though the song didn't reach the level of success of the more popular "Whoomp!", "Whoot" became a hit song in its own right, peaking at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 while also receiving a platinum certification from the RIAA for sales of one million copies on July 28, 1993. The following year, an answer song entitled "Whoot, Here It Is" was released by Dis-n-Dat from their debut, Bumpin'. The song was also written and produced by The Bass Mechanics.