From April 21 to April 28, 2022, the song was made free to play on Just Dance Unlimited.
It also has an alternate routine titled “Samba Version”.
Appearance of the Dancers
The routine is performed by a trio dressed in elaborate Brazilian Carnival costumes. They all have textured, black and white outlines.
P1 is a man. He wears a yellow-orange brimmed hat with three large, orange feathers coming out the top and pink floral accents. He adorns a pair of sunglasses in the shape of sky blue daisies. He is shirtless, but has two green and magenta straps across his chest in an X formation. He wears huge shoulder pads, consisting shorter orange feathers and longer feathers in a lighter orange. He has a yellow-orange and a pink necklace made from roses. As for bottoms, he wears some yellow-orange cycling shorts with large sky blue and green ruffles at the waistline. His shoes are green high-top sneakers. There are orange cuffs made from feathers and pink flowers around both of his wrists.
P2 is a woman. She wears a large, elaborate headdress generally in the shape of a pineapple. The base is yellow and embellished with magenta gemstones, and it is filled with an assortment of fruits, flowers, tall green leaves, and a paper umbrella. Her long orange hair hangs on the sides from beneath her headdress. She wears a brassiere with each cup designed to look like a pineapple. There are small, magenta gemstones within the pattern of the pineapples as well. She also wears a short, yellow and orange mermaid skirt with large green, sky blue, and yellow ruffles. Atop of this is a decorative green and orange belt with magenta accents. Her skirt and brassiere are connected across the stomach by an orange body chain with a central flower embellishment. Her shoes are yellow wedge heels with large black soles. Her accessories include a multitude of gold chain necklaces and bracelets on both arms.
P3 is a man. He wears a hat consisting of a yellow, pointed crown, magenta visor bill, green palm leaves, and taller, fluffy purple feathers. His long dark hair is visible beneath his hat at some parts of the routine. His sunglasses are shaped like pineapples, similarly to P2’s top. He is also shirtless, but wears a chest-piece made of large, green palm leaves and small, yellow berries over his torso. There are more fluffy purple feathers around his shoulders falling to about his mid back and around his waist going past his knees. He wears a pair of simple green shorts with a couple yellow and purple belts loosely wrapped around his waist. One has a green embellishment. Cuffs of green, yellow, and sky blue ruffles cover his shins, just above his orange sneakers. He accessorizes with a gold and blue bangle around both wrists.
The background is in a hand-drawn, watercolor art style. It mainly consists of colorful stripes and a variety of tropical imagery. These consist of tropical birds like macaws, parrots, cockatoos, flamingos, and toucans; fruits like white pitayas (dragon fruit), papayas, pineapples, and coconuts; and leaves like palm, monstera, fern, and fan. The background switches colors every time the chorus repeats. An assortment of flowers are also seen during the verses.
There are 2 Gold Moves in this routine:
Both Gold Moves: The second one is the final move in the routine.
- P1: While facing the left side, bend over slightly and quickly bring your hands to your face with your arms bent 45°.
- P2: While facing the left side at 45°, quickly put your arms down in an inverted V pose and slightly bend your legs.
- P3: With your left hand on your hip, slightly bend your right knee and put your arm up in a disco pose.
Samba de Janeiro is featured in the following playlists:
Just Dance 2021
- Feather Fever
- Happy New Year!
- Happy Vibes (Offline Version)
- Simple Dances
- The Poppin’ 90s
- World Tour
Just Dance Now
Just Dance Unlimited
- Ritmos Brasileiros
- Samba de Janeiro is the tenth Portuguese-language song in the series.
- Samba de Janeiro is the third cover song to be credited under the Ultraclub 90 alias in the series.
- The cover is based on the Radio Edit of the original, which trims 3 minutes from the mix produced for clubs.
- Unlike the original version, the cover used in-game does not fade down the instrumental elements (with the percussion being faded out entirely) during the second repetition of the second beat drop.
- Additionally, "Ay!" is not heard before the final repetition of the second beat drop.
- Noticeably, the Classic routine incorporates the aforementioned instrumental element into the routine (the move where the hands do wheel motions has them slowed down in that instance). This indicates that the decision to produce a cover was made after the recording session.
- In the Just Dance Now notification, "Janeiro" is misspelled as "Janerio".
- The preview for the routine uses the original version of the song, though the simultaneously released Official Songlist - Part 2 used the cover and both credit the song to Ultraclub 90.
- The routine has been recorded in more than one take, as shown by a glitchy transition that happens during the final part of the second beat drop.
- By looking closely at the coaches, it can be noticed that they are slightly more zoomed in the second take.
- The preview uses the game interface from Just Dance 2020.
- In the title of the gameplay preview on the Just Dance channel, "Janeiro" is misspelled as "Janerio".
- Additionally, in the description, "Samba de Janeiro by Ultraclub 90" is misphrased as "Ultraclub 90 by Samba de Janeiro."
- Playing the routine two times in Just Dance 2021 unlocks a sticker of a girl holding a mushroom.
- The album background features the glass effect from Just Dance 2014.
Official Music Video/Audio
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