Appearance of the Dancers
The routine is lead by a female and has a male and female backup dancers.
P1 is a man with buzz-cut dark blue hair. He wears a blue sleeveless with a red collar, a pair of yellow sweatpants, a golden chain necklace, black shoes, and black sunglasses.
P2 is a woman with long black curly hair. She wears a black bra covered by a red sleeveless cape, a pair of blue jeans.
P3 is a woman with long black hair. She wears a blue bra, a pair of red high waist shorts, and blue sneakers.
P1 is a man with long hair and has yellow streaks in his hair. He wears a shirt that has yellow and red patterns on it and the number "9". He has yellow fabrics on both his arms. He wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He wears yellow socks and red shoes.
P2 is a man that has a yellow headband. He wears the same shirt as the others but with the number "5" on it. He has black fabrics on both his arms. He wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He wears black socks and yellow shoes.
P3 is a man with a yellow afro. He wears a shirt that has the same pattern as the others but with the number "4" on it. He also wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He has light blue fabrics on both his arms. He wears light blue socks and blue shoes.
P4 is a man with a black and red mohawk. He wears a shirt that has the same pattern as the others but with the number "7" on it. He also wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He has orange fabrics on both his arms. He wears orange socks and black shoes.
The dancer is a woman that has black hair and wears a golden crown with three gems on it. She wears a golden necklace and a golden bracelet. She wears a pink dress with a yellow skirt. She also wears orange shoes.
The background starts with lots of background dancers copying the moves of the backup dancers throughout an African field. During an instrumental, Freshlyground's verse, and Shakira's final verse, it transitions to a white background with circles in different colors. When the coaches are dancing, they are sliding through different parts of the background.
The background appears to be a football field. At the start, the word "GOOOAL!" will appear on screen and, in some parts of the gameplay, colored smoke will appear.
The routine takes place inside a cave. Behind the dancer, there is a waterfall. Various animals appear, like a rhino or a gazelle while the dancer moves. During the end, fireflies appear at the top and the dancer grabs one of them.
There are 3 Gold Moves, all of which are the same:
All Gold Moves: Put your hands together and move them from left to right.
There are 3 Gold Moves in the alternate routine:
Gold Move 1: With your right foot out, spin your hands in circles by your head.
Gold Moves 2 and 3: Slowly point your left arm diagonally to the left and bring your right arm across your chest. P1 does this while kneeling in front of the other players. P2 has his foot on P1's knee.
There are 2 Gold Moves in the Kids Mode routine, which are both the same:
Both Gold Moves: Put your arms up and open your legs, making an X pose.
- Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) is the sixth song by Shakira in the series.
- It is also the second song by Shakira in Just Dance 2018.
- Freshlyground is not credited as a featured artist.
- When the tracklist was revealed on Just Dance’s website in June 2017, the icon for The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) featured P2 from this routine instead of P1 from the actual routine.
- On the thumbnail for the UK preview, the song title appears as "Waka Waka (This Time is for Africa)".
- On the title, instead, it is simply credited as "Waka Waka".
- The background dancers imitate P1 and P3 despite not being the same appearances.
- There is a little glitch in the background during the part when the circles form in the background: a background dancer is overlapping one of the circles, then he disappears.
- Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (Football Version) is the third routine with more than two coaches where one of them is carried on by the others, after I Will Survive (On-Stage) and Tetris.
- Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (Football Version) is a reference to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, for which Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was made.
- The US and UK previews for the Football Version feature different parts: the former starts at "Listen to your God" and ends before the second part of the bridge, while the latter starts at "Today’s your day" and ends along with the bridge.
- The Football Version has no sound effects in the Wii version of the game.
- The Kids Mode routine ends before the final chorus.
- On Just Dance Unlimited, the audio of the Kids Mode version can still be heard at the end when it is supposed to cut out.
- This also happens with the Kids Mode version of Footloose.
Behind the Scenes
Official Music Videos
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRpBIDgH_No
- ↑ https://youtu.be/fB2MZ9iQZm8?t=8m39s
- ↑ https://youtu.be/L9on8KGpJkU?t=49<
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BjFh_6rlB6d/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1wlv8ldez7eaq
- ↑ https://youtu.be/L9on8KGpJkU?t=203
- ↑ https://youtu.be/L9on8KGpJkU?t=274
- ↑ https://vk.com/wall-91671333_7755 (Translation: "Who said #JustDance players don’t like football?)
- ↑ https://youtu.be/EX5GwG36Z08?t=62
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