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- 1 Appearance of the Dancers
- 2 Background
- 3 Gold Moves
- 4 Appearances in Playlists
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Videos
- 8 References
- 9 Site Navigation
Appearance of the Dancers
The routine is led by a female and has a male and a female backup dancer. They all have a black outline.
P1 is a man with buzz-cut dark blue hair. He wears a turquoise blue sleeveless top with a red collar, a pair of golden yellow sweatpants, a golden chain necklace, black shoes, and black sunglasses.
P2 is a woman with long black curly hair with a blue streak. She wears a black bra covered by a red sleeveless cape, a pair of light blue jeans, and blue hoop earrings.
P3 is a woman with long black hair. She wears a turquoise blue bra, two orange wristbands, a pair of red high waist shorts, and blue sneakers.
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.
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.
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) is featured in the following playlists:
Just Dance 2018
Just Dance 2019
Just Dance Now
- 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.
- Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was referenced in the Just Dance Now playlist "This Time for Africa!", which was created on May 1, 2021 to celebrate Africa Month.
- Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) is the routine with the most alternatives in the Just Dance series, with a Football Version and a Kids Mode.
- 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: a background dancer is overlapping one of them, then he disappears.
- When the E3 reveals for Just Dance 2018 were shown on Just Dance’s website in June 2017, the icon for The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) accidentally featured P2 from Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
- 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".
- In Just Dance Now, three additional pictograms are seen at the beginning of the routine.
- On the thumbnail for the Bilibili preview, the space is missing resulting in the thumbnail reading "WAKAWAKA".
Behind the Scenes
Official Music Videos
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