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Drop the Mambo
Game(s) Just Dance 2016
Just Dance Now
舞力全开:活力派
Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft Club)[1]
Just Dance Unlimited (Switch)
Artist Diva Carmina
From the
Year 2015
Release Date(s)
Difficulty
Effort
No. of Gold Moves 4
No. of Shake Moves
Dancer Gender(s)
(portrayed by a male)[2]
Mashup Don't Touch
Alternate Routines
Dance Mode Solo
Menu Color(s) Razzmatazz (2017)
Pictogram Color Lipstick
Glove Color Buttermilk
Pale Canary (Arrows)
Lyrics Color Hippie Pink
Contessa (NOW)
Cadillac (JDC)
Pictogram Count 137 (Classic)
116 (Mashup)
Total Calories
Burnable (kCal)
20 (Classic)
Duration 3:02 (Classic)
Code Name ElectroMambo
Preview Audio
ElectroMambo
Choreographed By Mehdi Kerkouche[2]
Performed By Mehdi Kerkouche[2]

"Drop the Mambo" by Diva Carmina is featured on Just Dance 2016, Just Dance Now, 舞力全开:活力派, Just Dance 2017 as a Ubisoft Club exclusive.[3], and Just Dance Unlimited on Nintendo Switch.

Appearance of the Dancer

Electromambo coach 1 big

Although played by a man, the character is a woman. She is a tropical tango dancer. She wears a heavily fruit-designed outfit in yellow, orange and pink. It consists of a large hat that is made of various fruits, a bra top with short, feathery sleeves, a skirt with an orange paper fan, pink leggings, and pink platform heels. She resembles an old brazilian singer named Carmen Miranda.

Background

The background starts with everything being in black and white, with crackling effects as if it were a old movie, before having its color restored in time with the music. The scene contains an archway formed by two pink palm trees that will flash in time with the music. with a pineapple emblem at the top. The archway is surrounded by piles of fruit, various grasses/ferns and regular green palm trees, with the backdrop consisting of floral patterns. When the pre chorus starts, the canter of the archway will become a screen that displays the dancer in various poses. When the chorus starts, the entire scene will become a neon light show, with the archway now in front of a line of purple, flashing pineapples. The fruit pile will strobe with different colors, and the trees are now outlined with ever-changing colors. the backdrop will become black, and have a rainbow of lights cycling through. When the bridge starts, the scene will become black and white again, much like the beginning of the song. During the final chorus, the background will now have the addition of many fireworks setting off. The song ends with a big firework explosion going off behind the dancer as she strikes a pose.

Gold Moves

Classic

There are 4 Gold Moves in the Classic routine.
Gold Moves 1, 2 and 4: Shake your hands and lower your head backwards, as if you are singing.
Gold Move 3: Throw your hands back and stomp your right foot twice.

Mashup

There are 3 Gold Moves in the Mashup:
Gold Moves 1 and 2: Bend over and scoop your arms. (Born This Way (Nerd Version))
Gold Move 3: Put your arms forward and shake your hips. (I Gotta Feeling)

Mashup

Drop the Mambo has a Mashup with the theme Don't Touch, which can be unlocked for 1000 Mojo Coins (or 20 Mojo Coins for all old-gen consoles). It features male dancers with the "fabulous" factor.

Dancers

Appearances in Mashups

Drop the Mambo is featured in the following Mashups:

Captions

  • Mambo Club
  • Mambo Walk

Dance Quests

Drop the Mambo appears in the following Dance Quest maps:

  • Ice Cream

Trivia

  • This is the first known case of a coach portrayed by a dancer of the opposite gender. It is followed by C3 of P2 from The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)
    • As stated in the Behind the Track interview, the character was originally planned to be portrayed by an actual female dancer, but Mehdi's energy while coaching the dancer in question was what made the developers in-charge of the routine change their minds and have him as the dancer instead.
  • This is the third song in the series that is performed by Tom Salta. It follows Dagomba and Spectronizer, and precedes Chiwawa.
  • The song reuses a move from the alternate routine of Call Me Maybe.
  • When the song is listened on this link, some parts are slightly different than in-game.
  • The menu square and coach selection screen for this song show that the dancer does not have makeup on. However, the coach has makeup on in the actual routine.
  • The fankit pack uploaded by Ubisoft on the official Just Dance website shows that the pictogram representing Gold Moves 1, 2 and 4 is named lafolle_sh, which can have two inappropriate meanings:
    • Folle means crazy in French, but it can also translate to fa**ot.
    • La follé translates to I f***ed her in Spanish.
  • On January 28, 2016, Drop the Mambo was free on Just Dance Now in celebration of Mardi Gras. However, it went back to being a VIP/Just Dance 2016 song pack exclusive on February 8th, 2016.
  • In Just Dance Now, the routine starts as soon as the loading screen fades away.
  • The song was played during the Grand Final of the Just Dance World Cup 2015.[4]
  • In a Just Dance Class video where Mehdi teaches the moves in the chorus, it is revealed that the coach is named "Rita".
    • Thus, this is the seventh coach with a name that is not taken from a video game or a film: she is followed by "Frost Princess", "Magma Princess" and the Classic coaches from Circus.
  • As of January 16, 2017 the routine for Drop the Mambo has been removed from the Just Dance 2016 tracklist for unknown reasons. However, it could still be played if the console is offline.[5]. It has been back in the game as of January 19, 2016.
  • The Nintendo Switch's version of Just Dance 2017 has this song to be played through Just Dance Unlimited.

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