"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, hahaha

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.

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Films: Descendants β€’ Descendants 2 β€’ Descendants 3

Shorts: Under The Sea: A Descendants Story
Web Series: School of Secrets β€’ Descendants: Wicked World
Video Games: Descendants: Isle of the Lost Rush
Music: Descendants β€’ Descendants 2 β€’ Descendants 3
Books: Disney Descendants: School of Secrets
Descendants Novels: The Isle of the Lost β€’ Return to the Isle of the Lost β€’ Rise of the Isle of the Lost β€’ Escape from the Isle of the Lost

Descendants: Mal β€’ Jay β€’ Evie β€’ Carlos De Vil β€’ Ben β€’ Audrey β€’ Lonnie β€’ Jane β€’ Chad Charming β€’ Doug β€’ Belle β€’ Beast β€’ Fairy Godmother β€’ Snow White β€’ Queen Leah β€’ Maleficent β€’ Jafar β€’ The Evil Queen β€’ Cruella De Vilβ€’ Coach Jenkins β€’ Mr. Deley β€’ Dude

Descendants 2: Uma β€’ Harry Hook β€’ Gil β€’ Dizzy Tremaine β€’ Ursula
Descendants 3: Dr. Facilier β€’ Celia Facilier β€’ Squeaky & Squirmy Smee β€’ Hades β€’ Lady Tremaine β€’ Mr. Smee
Descendants: Wicked World: Jordan β€’ Freddie Facilier β€’ Ally β€’ CJ Hook β€’ Zevon
Novels: Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed β€’ Hercules β€’ Megara β€’ Herkie β€’ Claude Frollo β€’ Claudine Frollo β€’ Mother Gothel β€’ Ginny Gothel β€’ Anastasia Tremaine β€’ Anthony Tremaine β€’ Madam Mim β€’ Mad Maddy β€’ Shere Khan β€’ Ratigan β€’ Yen Sid β€’ Clayton β€’ Clay β€’ Lucifer β€’ Beelzebub β€’ Iago β€’ Othello β€’ Diablo β€’ Jasper and Horace β€’ Jace β€’ Harold β€’ Flotsam and Jetsam β€’ Lagan & Derelict β€’ LeFou β€’ LeFou Deux β€’ Aziz β€’ Grumpy β€’ Pongo β€’ Perdita β€’ Arthur Pendragon β€’ Artie β€’ Mary

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

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

Mal's Spell Book β€’ Magic Wand β€’ Spinning Wheel β€’ Magic Mirror β€’ Jafar's Snake Staff β€’ Heart Box β€’ Magic Carpet β€’ Maleficent's Staff β€’ Birthright Jewels β€’ Jordan's Lamp β€’ Ursula's Necklace β€’ Genie of Agrabah's Genie's Lamp β€’ Cinderella's Glass Slipper β€’ Hades' Ember
Descendants: Rotten to the Core β€’ Evil Like Me β€’ Did I Mention β€’ If Only β€’ Be Our Guest β€’ Set It Off β€’ Believe

Wicked World: Night Is Young β€’ Good is the New Bad β€’ I'm Your Girl β€’ Rather Be With You β€’ Evil β€’ Better Together
Descendants 2: Ways to Be Wicked β€’ What's My Name β€’ Chillin' Like a Villain β€’ Space Between β€’ It's Goin' Down β€’ You and Me β€’ Poor Unfortunate Souls β€’ Kiss the Girl
Descendants 3: Good to Be Bad β€’ Queen of Mean β€’ Do What You Gotta Do β€’ Night Falls β€’ One Kiss β€’ My Once Upon a Time β€’ Break This Down β€’ Dig a Little Deeper
Miscellaneous: Genie in a Bottle β€’ Stronger

Isle of the Lost β€’ Dragon Hall β€’ Auradon Prep β€’ Auradon β€’ Neverland β€’ Ursula's Fish and Chips β€’ Lady Tremaine's Curl Up and Dye
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