"Iko Iko" by Mardi Gras is featured on Just Dance 2 and Just Dance 3 (as a downloadable track). It was also planned to be on Just Dance: Greatest Hits and Just Dance: Best Of, but was scrapped for unknown reasons.
- 1 Appearance of the Dancer
- 2 Background
- 3 Gold Moves
- 4 Appearances in Mashups
- 5 Captions
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Videos
- 9 References
- 10 Site Navigation
Appearance of the Dancer
The dancer is a female tribe captain with pink hair. She wears a pink headdress with blue and white rings, a pink, purple and blue two-piece fluffy outfit which comprises a bra and a skirt, and reddish-pink fluffy boots with purple straps. She wears several pink bracelets on her arms. Her glove is blue. She also resembles a carnival dancer from New Orleans.
The remake shows the dancer in a slightly darker color scheme. She is now presented with a thin blue outline. Her skirt and bra are also dark blue and turquoise.
The dance takes place in a rainforest background. Because of this, there are grass and plants growing around the dancer's feet while she moves. 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, making the background look more realistic. Some forest effects are heard at the start of the song.
In the remake, the rainforest has been changed from green to bright blue, implying that the background has changed to night, there are more bushes in the front of the camera
There are 8 Gold Moves in this routine (4 in the remake), 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 while stomping with your right feet.
Iko Iko appears in the following Mashups:
- Apache (Jump On It)
- Dark Horse (Mystic Princesses)
- Fatima (World Music)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)(Beta)
- Mr. Saxobeat
- Never Can Say Goodbye (Best Of JD 2)
- The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) (Shamans)
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
- The song was originally by Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters. Its original title is Jock-A-Mo.
- The song has some Native American words; this makes it the second bilingual song in the series, after Girls & Boys.
- Made in 1953, Iko Iko is the eighth-oldest song in the main series of Just Dance. Only Down By The Riverside (1927), Mugsy Baloney (1925), Tico-Tico No Fubá (1917), Carmen (Overture) (1875), Hungarian Dance No. 5 (1869), Infernal Galop (Can-Can) (1858), and William Tell Overture (1829) are older.
- "Singin by the fire" has been replaced with "Sittin by the fire".
- "My face" from the line "I'm gonnn set your face on fire" has been replaced with "Your flag".
- Iko Iko is the oldest recycled downloadable track in the series, being from 1953.
- 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.
- But in the remake, the number of gold moves goes from 8 to 4.
- The Wii version of Just Dance 3 does not keep in rhythm with the song.
- The pictogram sprite shows that one pictogram has some parts of the leg that have been cut out by accident.
- In Just Dance Now, extra sounds effects that remind the jungle can be heard at the beginning.
- The number of counted moves is exactly the same whether scoring is done with a motion controller or a camera. Unlike most other routines, this one has no moves performed only with the left hand.
- Iko Iko is one of the few songs to not feature any Shout-Out Lines in the Xbox 360 version of Just Dance 3.
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