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"When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls is featured on Just Dance 2.

Appearance of the Dancer

C1

The routine starts with a grown-up celebrity. She wears a teal dress with a purple ruffle on the bottom and a purple bow around her waist. Her hair teal and in a uneven short cut and her sunglasses are dark teal. She is also wearing a purple sun hat, a purple glove, and aqua high-heels.

C2

Every time "When I grow up" is sung, the lady "Transforms" into a child-like appearance. She is wearing similar accesories to her adult form. She is wears an orange t-shirt with purple and pink rainbows with white clouds, orange shorts with the same pattern, and white flats with purple socks. She now has a feather boa and floppy sunhat with a pink flower on it. Her hair and sunglasses are orange.

In the remake, C1’s lipstick is much more visible, and her clothing looks more realistic.

Background

Original

During the adult's scenes, she is standing on a reflective floor in front of The Red Carpet and around her are paparazzi, palm trees, railings, and glowing lights from a city. During the child's scenes, she is in her orange-colored room, having a window with curtains, a bed, an armchair/sofa with stuffed animals, a bed with a dolphin on it, and a clothes-hanger. Also, a Raving Rabbid appears on the couch as one of the stuffed animals.

Remake

In the remake, the flashes from the paparazzi's cameras are dimmer and the red carpet is stretched so that the dancer is standing on it instead of in front of it. The transition between the two backgrounds happens in a different way, and the second one looks lighter.

Alternate Routines/Contest Winners

There was a contest held which let fans choreograph their own dances to "When I Grow Up". Three winners of the contest got their dances recorded (the winners were dancing themselves) and added into the game as Alternate routines.

Contest Winner 1

The first winner was Sam from France. He is wearing a yellow cap, a green hoodie, blue pants, and white and green sneakers.

Contest Winner 2

The second winner was Mandy Davis from the United Kingdom. She is wearing a hot pink dress, a light blue jacket with short sleeves, and very dark purple belt.

Since her hair is blonde, the special effects make her hair white in-game. The same thing happened to her shoes which, apparently, are a very light pink.

Contest Winner 3

The third winner was Liana Veda from the United States. She has purple hair and is wearing a purple hat, a hot pink tank top and warmers, a dark purple short skirt, orange leggings, and dark shoes.

Gold Moves

Classic

There are 3 Gold Moves in the Classic routine:

Gold Move 1: Put your hands in the air.
Gold Move 2: Do a dramatic fainting position.
Gold Move 3: Put your hands up slightly close to your face and rotate the upper body from right to left. This comes directly after Gold Move 2.

Sam (Fanmade Routine)

The routine by Sam has 4 Gold Moves, all of which are the same:

All Gold Moves: Open your legs and your arms and raise them up.

Mandy (Fanmade Routine)

The routine by Mandy has 2 Gold Moves, both of which are the same:

Both Gold Moves: Slide your right arm in a semicircle and slide your left hand on it.

Liana (Fanmade Routine)

The routine by Liana has 2 Gold Moves:

Gold Move 1: Facing left, open your legs and your arms and raise them up.
Gold Move 2: Put your right arm up while bending your right leg.

Appearances in Mashups

When I Grow Up is featured in the following Mashups:

Captions

When I Grow Up appears in Puppet/Party Master Modes. Here are the captions attributed to her dance moves:

  • Cutie Pie
  • Pick And Choose
  • Posh
  • Posh Poses

Trivia

General

  • When I Grow Up is the first song by The Pussycat Dolls in the series.
  • When I Grow Up is the first song to have alternate routines. From Just Dance 3 onwards, alternate routines have become a common feature.
  • The back of the PAL cover of the game erroneously credits The Hit Crew as the artists.

Classic

  • Along with Holiday and S.O.S, When I Grow Up is one of the first three routines to feature a transforming dancer.
    • It is also the first routine with a coach that completely transforms for a significant amount of time.
  • When I Grow Up is the first routine where Rabbid makes a cameo.
  • In the preview gameplay and in the E3 demo of Just Dance 2, both coaches had a different color scheme. This Beta version can still be seen in the menu icon on Just Dance 2.
    • The choreography was different as well, as seen in some screenshots.
  • The silhouette of C2 appears in the Multiplayer menu of Just Dance Wii, even though When I Grow Up is not playable in that game.
  • The avatar is supposed to be wearing sunglasses like its coach, but is instead wearing regular square framed glasses.
  • In the Just Dance Now extraction with pictograms, the Gold Move effects are missing.

Contest Winners

  • The Alternates are the only routines with a set scoring but no stars in the game; this happens later in Tutorial Mode of Just Dance Wii 2.
  • The Alternates are the first, second and third routines in the entire series whose code names are not based off their song titles.
  • The menu icons can be found by dumping the textures on Just Dance: Summer Party, while the routines aren't playable in the game. 

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