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Just Dance is a rhythm game developed and published by Ubisoft for the Wii, and it is the first in the video game series of the same name. It was released on November 17, 2009 in North America, November 26, 2009 in Australia, and November 27, 2009 in Europe. The title is derived from the 2008 Lady Gaga song of the same name. In Just Dance, players use only the standard Wii Remote and attempt to mimic all the moves of the on-screen silhouette dancer. Players earn points depending on what moves they perform and how well they perform them.

Gameplay

The game has three gameplay modes: the normal mode, in which players pick any track and attempt to dance with the on-screen dancer; a "Last One Standing" mode, in which players are eliminated if they don't score enough points or make too many mistakes; and a "Strike a Pose" mode, in which players start and stop dancing as dictated by the on-screen dancer. There is also a "Practice" mode, in which players may dance to tracks without keeping score.

Track Listing

The game includes 32 music tracks. All songs are Solo.

Song Artist Difficulty Effort Year Dancer Shake
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (F-NOW) Cyndi Lauper 1/3 2 1983 No
"Ring My Bell" (G)/(F-NOW) Anita Ward 2/3 1 1979 No
"A Little Less Conversation" (F-NOW) Elvis Presley vs. JXL 2/3 2 1968 No
"Cotton-Eye Joe"

(NOW)

Rednex 1/3 3 1997
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No
"Surfin' Bird" (F-NOW) The Trashmen 1/3 3 1963 Yes
"Heart of Glass" (X-3D) (NOW) Blondie 2/3 1 1979
HeartOfGlass jd1 covergeneric
No
"Womanizer"* (F-NOW) Britney Spears
(The Gym All-Stars)
2/3 1 2008
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No
"Groove Is in the Heart" Deee-Lite 3/3 2 1990
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Yes
"Jerk It Out" (F-NOW) Caesars 3/3 3 2003
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No
"I Like to Move It (Radio Mix)"(3D)/(G)/(SD)/(K2014)/(F-NOW) Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman 2/3 2 1993
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No
"Hot n Cold" (G)/(NOW) Katy Perry 1/3 3 (1) 2008
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No
"Mashed Potato Time"(X-3D)/(NOW) Dee Dee Sharp 1/3 1 1962
Potato jd1 cover generic
No
"Girls & Boys" Blur 2/3 2 1994 No
"Fame"*/(3D)/(G)/(DOB)(NOW) Irene Cara
(In The Style Of Irene Cara)
1/3 3 1980
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No
"Lump" (F-NOW) The Presidents of the United States of America 1/3 3 1995
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Yes
"Kids in America"(3D)/(K)/(F-NOW) Kim Wilde 2/3 2 1981
KidsInA jd1 cover generic
No
"Pump Up the Jam" (F-NOW) Technotronic 2/3 3 1989 No
"I Get Around" (NOW) The Beach Boys 2/3 1 1966
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No
"Le Freak" (F-NOW) Chic 2/3 1 1978
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No
"That's the Way (I Like It)"(3D)/(NOW) KC and the Sunshine Band 3/3 (2/3) 1 1975 No
"Louie Louie" (X-3D)/(F-NOW) Iggy Pop 1/3 3 (2) 1993
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Yes
"Funplex" (CSS Remix) (X-3D)/(F-NOW) The B-52's 2/3 2 2008 Yes
"Jin Go Lo Ba"(X-3D)/(G)/(F-NOW) Fatboy Slim 3/3 (2/3) 2 2004
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Yes
"Dare"(3D)/(G)/(F-NOW) Gorillaz 2/3 1 2005 No
"Bebe" (F-NOW) Divine Brown 2/3 1 2008 No
"Eye of the Tiger"(G)/(NOW) Survivor 1/3 3 (2) 1982 Yes
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" (F-NOW) Kylie Minogue 2/3 1 2001 No
"Acceptable in the 80s"(X-3D)/(G)/(F-NOW) Calvin Harris 3/3 (2/3) 3 (2) 2007 No
"Who Let the Dogs Out?"(3D)/(G)/(K)/(SD) (NOW) Baha Men 3/3 (2/3) 2 2000
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Yes
"Wannabe" (J)/(F-NOW) Spice Girls 1/3 2 (1) 1996 No
"Step by Step"(X-3D)/(G)/(NOW) New Kids on the Block 2/3 2 1990 No
"U Can't Touch This"(3D)/(G)/(J)/(NOW) MC Hammer 2/3 3 1990
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No
Warm Up (song) Crispy Duck N/A N/A 2009
Warm Up Square
No
  • A "*" indicates that the song is a cover version, not the original.
  • A "(3D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 3.
  • An "(X-3D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 3 for the Xbox 360 only.
  • A "(K)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Kids.
  • A "(K2014)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Kids 2014.
  • A "(DOB)" indicates that the song is also on Dance on Broadway.
  • An "(SD)" indicates that the song is also on The Smurfs Dance Party.
  • A "(J)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii.
  • A "(G)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance: Best Of/Just Dance: Greatest Hits.
  • A "()" with numbers in them in the difficulties and/or efforts indicates that they changed difficulty or sweat in future Just Dances.
  • A "(NOW) indicates that the song has a remake in Just Dance Now
  • An(F-NOW) indicates that a remake for the song has been found in JDNow files.

Note: On Just Dance Wii, "U Can't Touch This" has a difficulty and effort of 1, but it's 2 and 3 on Just Dance 3 and Just Dance: Best Of/Greatest Hits.

Trivia

  • This is the only Just Dance game which doesn't have:
    • Gold Moves (It only has Shake Moves)
    • Songs in foreign languages
    • Gloves on the coaches (Some do, such as Hot n Cold, but please note that these are just for decoration and not for guidance)
    • Songs from the 2010 decade (since the game was released in 2009)
    • 13333 as the maximum score (it can go up to 20000)
    • Stars
    • A "Perfect" rating
    • PAL/NTSC exclusives
    • Duets
    • Songs with the title in the background.
  • This is the only game in the main series that DOES have:
    • A small arrow underneath the pictograms
    • ''Great'' moves
    • A silhouette behind the coaches
    • Dancers with only one color besides white (Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Surfin' Bird, and Womanizer)
    • Percentage of certain ratings on the Score Recap screen (49% Great, for example)
    • Only solo's
    • A 1, 2, 3, 4 count before the routine commences.
  • This game has the worst reception (49%) out of all the games in the entire franchise.
  • This is the second Just Dance game with fewest songs, being beaten by Just Dance Wii, not counting Summer Party/Extra Songs.
  • This was the only game in the series to have been released in the month of November. Every game since this had an October release, also not counting Summer Party/Extra Songs.
  • None of the dancers in the trailer for the game made an appearance in the actual game, as they were only there for promotional reasons.
    • Although the routines they performed were used.

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Just DanceJust Dance 2Just Dance: Summer Party/Extra SongsJust Dance 3Just Dance: Greatest Hits
Just Dance: Best OfJust Dance 4Just Dance 2014Just Dance 2015Just Dance 2016
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