The dancer is a female tropical tango dancer. She wears a heavily fruit-designed outfit in yellow, orange and pink. It consists of a large headdress that is made of various fruits, a bra top with short, feathery sleeves, a skirt with an orange and magenta paper fan, peach pink leggings, and dark peach pink platform heels.
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.
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.
The song was used in a recruitment ad for Ubisoft Shanghai’s Just Dance team.
Drop the Mambo is the first known case of a coach portrayed by a dancer of the opposite gender.
As stated in the Behind the Track interview, the dancer was originally planned to be portrayed by an actual female dancer, but Mehdi Kerkouche’s energy while coaching the dancer in question made the developers in-charge of the routine change their minds and have him as the dancer instead.