Disney Wiki
Disney Wiki

"Do What You Gotta Do" is a song sung by Mal and Hades in Descendants 3. It expresses the two having it out at each other, as Mal tells her estranged father how angry she is at him for not being part of her life while Hades tells her that she has been better off without him.


Hades: Listen, little girl, you're talking to a god
And I don't wanna hear the drama
Kindness ain't my brand
Mal: Oh, I guess, that's why you ran
Hades: Try being married to your momma!

Mal: You stink at being a dad
Hades: Poor Mali, are you sad?
Mal: Not as sad as you without your powers.
I didn't come to fight, for once, do something right
Hades: I steal souls, were you expecting flowers?

Mal: I only need you 'cause I came here for something
Hades: I've given you everything, by giving you (me) nothing

Hades: I did what I had to do (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
Mal: No, you only did what's best for you
Hades: Well, you could learn a thing or two (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
When push comes to shove, you do what you gotta do, yeah

Mal: You were never there
Guess you don't have a phone
You never called to say "I miss you"

Hades: Hahaha, are you kidding?
Is this a joke?
You need to let it go
You're stronger with those daddy issues

Mal: Oh! Thank you!

Hades: Show me some respect
It ain't easy to neglect
My attention would've made you softer

Mal: Oohoo! Should I be proud?
Don't turn this thing around

Hades: I guess you are your father's daughter

Mal: Don't think I need you
I just came here for something

Hades: I've given you everything, by giving you (me) nothing

Mal: I did what I had to do (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
I made it on my own, no thanks to you

Hades: Well, you could learn a thing or two (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
When push comes to shove, You do what you gotta do
How 'bout I go with you and we'll spend some time?

Mal: How 'bout you stay here
'Cause you're out of your mind!

Hades: Let's make new memories
You can show me the town

Mal: No, you can keep your memories now

Hades: Get over it

Mal: I am over it!

Both: I'm over you being over it!

Hades: Let's dance

[Instrumental Break]

Both: I did what I had to do (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
No, you only did what's best for you
Well, you could learn a thing or two (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
When push comes to shove, you do
When push comes to shove, you do
When push comes to shove, you do what you gotta do



  • Celia is seen doing the "Ooh-ooh-ooh" in the background a few times, in the film and music video.

v - e - d
Descendants Logo.png
Films: DescendantsDescendants 2Descendants 3Descendants: The Royal Wedding

Shorts: Under The Sea: A Descendants StoryAudrey's Royal Return: A Descendants Short Story
Shows: School of SecretsDescendants: Wicked WorldChibi Tiny Tales
Video Games: Descendants: Isle of the Lost RushDisney All-Star Racers
Music: DescendantsDescendants 2Descendants 3
Books: Disney Descendants: School of Secrets
Descendants Novels: The Isle of the LostReturn to the Isle of the LostRise of the Isle of the LostEscape from the Isle of the Lost

Descendants: MalJayEvieCarlos De VilBenAudreyLonnieJaneChad CharmingDougBelleBeastFairy GodmotherSnow WhiteQueen LeahMaleficentJafarThe Evil QueenCruella De VilCoach JenkinsMr. DeleyDude

Descendants 2: UmaHarry HookGilDizzy TremaineUrsula
Descendants 3: Dr. FacilierCelia FacilierSqueaky & Squirmy SmeeHadesLady TremaineMr. Smee
Descendants: Wicked World: JordanFreddie FacilierAllyCJ HookZevon
Novels: Shenzi, Banzai, and EdHerculesMegaraHerkieClaude FrolloClaudine FrolloMother GothelGinny GothelAnastasia TremaineAnthony TremaineMadam MimMad MaddyShere KhanRatiganYen SidClaytonClayLuciferBeelzebubIagoOthelloDiabloJasper and HoraceJaceHaroldFlotsam and JetsamLagan & DerelictLeFouLeFou DeuxAzizGrumpyPongoPerditaArthur PendragonArtieMary

Season One: "Evie's Explosion of Taste" • "Mal's Digi-Image Problem" • "Audrey's New Do? New Don't!" • "Careful What You Wish For" • "Voodoo? You Do" • "Lamp Sweet Lamp" • "Genie Chic" • "Puffed Deliciousness" • "Good is the New Bad" • "Spirit Day" • "I'm Your Girl" • "Mash It Up" • "All Hail the New Q.N.L.B." • "Mad for Tea" • "Carpet Jacked" • "The Night is Young" • "Neon Lights Out" • "Hooked On Ben"

Season Two: "Slumber Party" • "Odd Mal Out" • "Pair of Sneakers" • "Wild Rehearsal" • "Chemical Reaction" • "Talking Heads" • "Steal Away" • "Evil Among Us" • "Options Are Shrinking" • "Party Crashers" • "Mal-lone" • "Trapped" • "Face to Face" • "United We Stand" • "Celebration"

Mal's Spell BookMagic WandSpinning WheelMagic MirrorJafar's Snake StaffHeart BoxMagic CarpetMaleficent's Staff Birthright JewelsJordan's LampUrsula's NecklaceGenie of Agrabah's Genie's LampCinderella's Glass SlipperHades' Ember
Descendants: Rotten to the CoreEvil Like MeDid I MentionIf OnlyBe Our GuestSet It OffBelieve

Wicked World: Night Is YoungGood is the New BadI'm Your GirlRather Be With YouEvilBetter Together
Descendants 2: Ways to Be WickedWhat's My NameChillin' Like a VillainSpace BetweenIt's Goin' DownYou and MePoor Unfortunate SoulsKiss the Girl
Descendants 3: Good to Be BadQueen of MeanDo What You Gotta DoNight FallsOne Kiss My Once Upon a TimeBreak This DownDig a Little Deeper
Miscellaneous: Genie in a BottleAudrey's Christmas Rewind

Isle of the LostDragon HallAuradon PrepAuradonNeverlandUrsula's Fish and ChipsLady Tremaine's Curl Up and DyeHades' Cave
See Also
Anti-Heroes Club