Minion Mambo

Album: Despicable Me Soundtrack (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a song from the soundtrack of the computer-animated 3-D feature film Despicable Me. American recording artist Pharrell Williams, who is one half of the record production duo The Neptunes, wrote the tune. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock band N.E.R.D.
  • Williams explained the song to Artist Direct: "We wanted to make something that felt like what the minions would be doing. It's a song that shows the element of mischief [Laughs]."

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