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Iko Iko

Iko Iko
Game(s) Just Dance 2
Just Dance 3 (DLC)
Artist Mardi Gras
From the
Year 1953
Release Date(s) December 20, 2011 (JD3)
Difficulty 1 (Easy)
Effort 2 (Average)
No. of Gold Moves 8
No. of Shake Moves
Dancer Gender(s)
Mashup
Alternate Routines
Dance Mode Solo
Menu Color(s)
Pictogram Color Lipstick
Flirt (Remade Pictograms)
Glove Color Fountain Blue
Lyrics Color
Pictogram Count 53
Total Calories
Burnable (kCal)
Duration
Code Name IkoIko
Preview Audio
Choreographed By
Performed By Julia Spiesser

"Iko Iko" by Mardi Gras is featured on Just Dance 2 and Just Dance 3 (as a DLC).

Appearance of the Dancer

Original

The dancer is a woman with pink hair. She has a tribal appearance, which includes a pink headdress with blue flowers, a pink, purple and blue two-piece fluffy outfit, and pink fluffy boots with purple straps. She wears several pink bracelets on her arms. She looks like a New Orleans carnival dancer.

Remake

The remake shows the dancer in a slightly darker color scheme. She is now presented with a thin blue outline, and her skirt has elements of dark blue and pink.

Background

Original

The dance takes place in a rainforest background. Because of this, there is grass and plants growing around the dancer's feet when she dances. The floor is reflective.

Just Dance 3 (Xbox 360)

On Xbox 360 copies of the game, some grass plants are more visible and the floor is not reflective. It looks more like she is in a real rainforest, unlike the Just Dance 2 one.

Remake

According to the files found from the code, the rainforest has been changed from green to bright blue. This may be because the background has been changed to night.

Gold Moves

There are 8 Gold Moves in this routine, all of which are the same:
All Gold Moves: Spin your left hand in a clockwise direction and your right hand in a counter-clockwise direction at the same time and in rapid motion.

Appearances in Mashups

Iko Iko appears in the following Mashups:

Captions

Iko Iko appears in Puppet/Party Master Modes. Here are the captions attributed to her dance moves:

  • Funky Chicken
  • Mother Earth
  • Push Away
  • Rain Dance
  • Tribal Magic
  • Tribal Push

Pictograms Names

In the song's Just Dance Now files, the names of the pictograms can be found. Here they are:

  • ikoiko_africain
  • ikoiko_goum_end
  • ikoiko_goum_start
  • ikoiko_orage_circle
  • ikoiko_orage_down
  • ikoiko_orage_up
  • ikoiko_ouverture
  • ikoiko_pluie_down_left
  • ikoiko_pluie_up_left
  • ikoiko_pluie_up_right
  • ikoiko_pose_fin
  • ikoiko_shake_right
  • ikoiko_tour

Trivia

  • The song is performed by Mardi Gras Indians. Its original title is Jock-A-Mo.[1]
  • The song has some Native American words; this makes it the second bilingual song in the series, after Girls And Boys.
  • The song has a total of eight Gold Moves, being third only to Proud Mary and Ninja Re Bang Bang, which have nine Gold Moves each and Boogie Wonderland which has 10 Gold Moves only for the Xbox 360.
  • Made in 1953, Iko Iko is the fifth oldest song in the main series of Just Dance. Only Down By The Riverside (1927), Mugsy Baloney (1924) Hungarian Dance No. 5 (1869) and William Tell Overture (1829) are older.
  • The DLC version on the Wii version of Just Dance 3 does not keep in rhythm with the song.[2]
  • The pictogram sprite shows that one pictogram has some parts of the leg that have been cut out by mistake.
  • In the pictogram sprite, a non-golden version of the Gold Move can be seen. It looks slightly different than the actual Gold Move pictogram, so this may mean that there will be four Gold Moves instead of eight in Just Dance Now.
  • In Just Dance Now, extra sounds effects that remind to jungle can be heard at the beginning.

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