"Firework" by Katy Perry was featured on Just Dance 2 as a free DLC but became unavailable for purchase following the shutdown of the Wii Shop Channel in January 2019. The song remains playable on Just Dance: Summer Party, Just Dance: Greatest Hits, Just Dance: Best Of, Just Dance Now, and Just Dance Unlimited.
Appearance of the Dancer
The dancer is a woman with purple curly hair and if you look closely, she has pink earrings. She wears an indigo romper with a pink star and smaller pink circles, as well as an indigo wristband, a turquoise bow, and turquoise wedges.
In her remake, she looks slightly realistic. The remake shows her romper and the stars in a darker shade of magenta. Her ribbon and glove are now electric green instead of turquoise. Also, her hair is in a darker shade of purple, and her high heels are aqua blue. Her face is also less visible.
Just Dance 2/Greatest Hits (Wii)/Best Of
The routine takes place in front of a blurry amusement park with a glowing ride that resembles the London Eye and many other lights in shades of pink, red, fuchsia and purple that constantly glow and fade away. The floor is reddish and reflects the background, and the corners of the screen are black.
At the beginning of the song, several blurry fireworks in shades of red and violet burst. Since the beginning of the first verse, many 2D pink bubbles with a thin, light pink outline float behind the coach and fall down. As soon as the pre-chorus starts, the lights in the background glow up more and with faster intervals until the chorus ends. Whenever the coach performs her Gold Moves, the background glows red. During the chorus, many fireworks in shades of pink and violet burst with a different animation from that of the previous ones. At the end, more fireworks in shade of white and blue burst.
Just Dance: Greatest Hits (Xbox 360)
In the Xbox 360 version of Just Dance: Greatest Hits, the background is slightly less blurry and in darker shades, the ride is bigger, the floor is darker and there is more black fading around the screen.
The fireworks at the beginning come in a wider variety of colors (including light blue, yellow and orange) and burst more slowly, there are no bubbles behind the coach, the glowing interval does not speed up during the verses and the background does not glow red when the Gold Moves are performed. The fireworks in the chorus start bursting from the pre-chorus (when the coach opens and closes her arms), and they have the same textures and animations as those from the beginning. They also appear during the bridge. At the end, there are many more fireworks than the previous versions.
In the remake, the routine starts with a black background that is gradually revealed through its glowing intervals, which become more luminous; besides, the coach already starts walking in before the song starts (as opposed to previous versions, where she fades in).
The background is much darker, the ride only starts spinning after the beginning of the first verse and the bubbles have deeper colors. The glowing intervals in the pre-chorus and the chorus are much shinier, and the fireworks in the chorus come in more shades of red and violet and look more similar to the ones from Just Dance 2, Best Of and the Wii version of Greatest Hits.
At the end, the background fades back to black, and the same happens to the coach right afterwards.
There are 6 Gold Moves (5 in the remake) in this routine, all of which are the same:
All Gold Moves: Point your right hand to the screen.
Firework makes appearances in the following Mashups:
- Are You Gonna Go My Way
- Birthday (Best of Katy)
- (I've Had) The Time of my Life
- I Kissed a Girl
- I Will Survive
- Just a Gigolo
- Love You Like A Love Song
- Never Can Say Goodbye (Best of JD2)
- Pound The Alarm
- Rock n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)
- So What
- She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)
- Super Bass
The dancer appears in Puppet/Party Master Modes. Here are the captions attributed to the dance moves:
- Circle The Stars
- Over You
- Punch the Sky
- Shoot The Sky
- Star Waves
- Sun Rise
- Why Me
Firework is featured in the following playlists:
Just Dance Now
- Happy Holidays!
- All Songs F-J
- Firework is the second song by Katy Perry in the Just Dance series.
- Firework is the first song by Katy Perry to appear as a downloadable track. It is followed by Part Of Me, Roar and Waking Up in Vegas.
- It is also the first free downloadable track, and the first free downloadable track to be performed by Katy Perry; it would be followed by Roar and Waking Up in Vegas on Just Dance 2014.
- Firework is the only song in Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of to have had its difficulty and effort raised.
- The difficulty and effort on the Wii version of Greatest Hits remain unchanged.
- The coach’s ribbon is green, as opposed to light blue, in the covers of Summer Party and Best Of.
- Firework is the only song released in the 2010’s to appear in Just Dance: Summer Party.
- In Just Dance 2015, Firework’s avatar is used by Aurélie Sériné for her VIP appearance on the World Dance Floor.
- The dancer has a completely altered color scheme in the Greatest Hits cover. This also happens with Hey Ya, TiK ToK, P1 from Girlfriend, and P1 from Jump.
- However, the only thing that is altered about P1 from Jump is his glove color.
- At the time of Just Dance 2’s release, Katy Perry invited Just Dancers to submit their dances to the routine for a chance to win VIP tickets to her concert.
- In Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of on the Xbox 360, after the game’s theme has been downloaded via Uplay, the background for Firework will appear. This background will appear on Xbox Home as the theme.
- In a beta screenshot, the pictograms are reversed.
- In the remake, the first Gold Move is removed and not counted for. This is one of the several songs in Just Dance 2 to have its number of Gold Moves altered.
- In Just Dance: Greatest Hits, the preview audio uses the beginning of the song instead of the first chorus.
- Firework’s gameplay is the only full gameplay to be uploaded on the justdancegame YouTube channel.
- It is also the second most watched video on their YouTube channel with over 9.1 million views.
- This coach appears in the intro of every Just Dance 3 preview gameplay, along with the coach from TiK ToK.
- The lyrics in Just Dance 2, Just Dance: Summer Party, and Just Dance: Greatest Hits/Best Of read "Through/Ough/Ough", whereas the lyrics in the remake read "Through/Oo/Oo".
- Firework, Pon de Replay, Barbie Girl and Pump Up The Volume were the first downloadable tracks in the Just Dance series.
- Many colors of fireworks appeared at the beginning of the routine in the Just Dance: Greatest Hits, whereas in Just Dance 2, only a few colors were present.
- Firework will be available to download for free on Just Dance 2 until January 30, 2019 due to the Wii Shop Channel closing down.
- The Gold Move is very simillar to Hot N Cold’s Gold Move.
Official Music Video
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