Appearance of the Dancer
The dancer is a man. He is wearing a red and white checkered shirt with orange suspenders and glasses. He is also wearing a pink and blue hat, pink pants yellow and white striped socks, and purple shoes. He begins by materializing from glass and ends by shattering into glass shards.
In the remake, the coach’s outfit is darker, his sunglasses' lenses are now fully black, and he also looks more realistic. His mouth is also slightly visible.
The background is a collage of different colored triangles. Around are some silhouetted stage lights, the ones above lighting up. The floor reflects off the background and dancer. Starting with Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of, there are more light effects.
There are 3 Gold Moves in this routine:
Gold Move 1: Make a small circle in the air slowly with both of your arms.
Gold Move 2: Lower both of your arms in a semi-circle.
Gold Move 3: Put your hands on your chest.
Hey Ya appears in the following Mashups:
Hey Ya appears in Puppet/Party Master Modes. Here are the captions attributed to his dance moves:
- Swing And Pull
- Swing It Back
Hey Ya appears in the following Dance Quest maps:
- Hey Ya! is the first song by Outkast in the franchise. It is followed by B.O.B, which is featured on The Hip Hop Dance Experience.
- The Radio Mix/Club Mix version of the song is used, in which "cum-ma" (a reference to ejaculation) is censored.
- From Just Dance: Greatest Hits onwards, when the song ends, the dancer turns to a white blur. However, in Just Dance 2, he remains visible.
- In the remake, he turns into a pink blur.
- In Just Dance 2, on the menu, when one views this song, the menu circle is zoomed in on mostly his face. It was changed in Just Dance: Greatest Hits so that his whole body is visible. This is also the case with Rasputin.
- The dancer has a completely altered color scheme on the song’s Greatest Hits cover. This also happens with TiK ToK and Firework.
- The line "And this I know for sure" is misinterpreted as "And this I know for show".
- In the remake, it appears as "And this I know for sho’".
- The coach makes a cameo in Just Dance’s background.
- A movement file in Hey Ya’s files is named "heyya_willsmith".
- In the Mashup for Pump It, there are two pictograms that do not appear in the actual routine.
- One of the pictograms in the routine has incorrect shading; more of the shading is placed on the right than the left, resulting in part of the outline being thicker, making the pictogram seem like as if it has a silhouette behind it.
- On the menu icon, the coach's glove is on his left hand. This was fixed in Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of.