Appearance of the Dancer
The dancer is a woman with neon green curly hair with a small light blue bow. She is wearing large turquoise glasses, large blue earrings, a pair of turquoise fingerless gloves, a dark lime green loose off shoulder top, two white belts, dark green calf-length leggings, leg warmers, and peep toe heels. In every game after Just Dance, she has a slightly lighter color scheme. The dancer's outline is a light shade of blue.
The background appears to be a purple wall with a lot of pink lines, and wires intersecting.
In the Xbox 360 version, the background changes a lot, from the typical purple wall and pink lines to a sky blue wall and diagonal aqua lines falling and more.
In the remake, the background is more similar to the Wii versions of Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of. The background is more zoomed out and forms with a weird, space-like noise; a similar noise is played at the end, when all the lines disappear quickly.
From Just Dance 3 onward, there are 4 Gold Moves in this routine, all of which are the same:
All Gold Moves: Point forward with your right arm, one arm at a time, and with your left hand on your head.
There is 1 Shout-Out Line in this routine:
Shout-Out Line: “It was acceptable in the 80’s”.
Acceptable in the 80s is featured in the following Mashups:
- Hands N' Hips
- Silly Hips
- S Snap
- Acceptable in the 80s is the first song by Calvin Harris in the series.
- Acceptable in the 80s is the first of Calvin’s songs to not be put in consecutive games.
- The song is shortened by about 2 minutes in-game.
- Although the official song title is "Acceptable in the 80’s", Just Dance and Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of spell it without the apostrophe, and Just Dance Unlimited and Just Dance Now spell "in" and "the" with an uppercase capital letter.
- Just Dance 3 is the only game that spells the title correctly.
- In Just Dance Unlimited, Acceptable in the 80s appears in the "Old But Gold 80s" playlist, even though the song was made in 2007.
- Acceptable in the 80s is one of the only two routines in Just Dance to have both a difficulty and effort rating of 3. The other song is Jerk It Out.
- However, in the remake, its difficulty level was lowered to Easy, and its effort was lowered to Low.
- In the routine, the coach’s bow constantly glitches to white throughout the entire song.
- A score detection file is inappropriately named "acceptable_boobs".
- The routine briefly appears in Video Killed the Radio Star.
- The dancer’s glove color is light blue but, in Just Dance 3 and Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of, the arrows/props for the pictograms are dark green.
- On the Just Dance 3 teaser on Ubisoft’s channel, the song appears as "Calvin Harris".
- On the PAL covers of Just Dance: Greatest Hits and Just Dance: Best Of, the dancer’s blouse is shown to have a glitter texture, although there is no glitter on it in the actual routine.
- Acceptable in the 80s can be found in the offline game files of the Wii version of Just Dance 2016 and every following installment.
- In Just Dance Unlimited, through Just Dance 2017, Acceptable in the 80s appears in the Just Dance 2 search section, rather than appearing in Just Dance’s.
Official Music Video
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