The song is featured in the 1989 film Uncle Buck, and appears in both the 2000 film Dude, Where's My Car? and its accompanying soundtrack. The song is also featured in the 2009 films The Blind Side, 17 Again, and Up in the Air (in which Young MC has a cameo performing the song), and the 2017 film It. It appears in the end credits of the 2001 film Max Keeble's Big Move.
The song was performed by Will Schuester in the Glee episode "Mash-Up" and is regularly used in the television show My Name Is Earl as Randy's favorite party song. The song appears on the soundtrack of the 2016 video game Forza Horizon 3, and is played in the Futurama episode "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV". It also makes an appearance in The Big Bang Theory season 9 episode "The Positive Negative Reaction", where Leonard and Raj sing the song at a bar during karaoke.