This is the second game in which a year instead of the game's installment number was used in the game's name; the first was its predecessor, Just Dance 2014.
As with the previous games, the aim of the game is to follow the on-screen dancer's moves, either with the use of a handheld remote (Wii, Wii U, PS3, and PS4) or a camera (Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS4). There is a smartphone app called Just Dance Now, that tracks player moves by the phone as shown in E3 Ubisoft Conference Demo, and was released on September 25, 2014. A separate app was also released 1 day before Just Dance Now was released and it's called the "Just Dance 2015 Controller App" where players can dance using their iOS or Android phone as their scoring device. The app was released on September 24, 2014, and this feature is only available on Xbox One and PS4.
- Party Master Mode has returned to the Wii U but it did not return to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One.
- Sweat Routines, Mashups, Non-Stop Shuffle (after it's absence in Just Dance 2014), and Extreme Versions, Alternate Routines and Sweat Mashups also returned.
- With the new Community Remix feature, you can be the coach in Just Dance! Record yourself dancing to one of the tracks with your console camera and share it in-game for other members of the community to vote on. The Just Dance development team will then create a playable remixed gameplay that other players can dance along to!
- Challenge people around the world using the Challenge Mode feature. The great thing about this is players don't have to be online at the same time to challenge each other. Even when not playing at the same time, with the new Challenger Mode feature you can dance and score against previous performances of other players — from friends and family to top-ranked Just Dancers.
- Just Dance Wall also enables you to share your stats and wildest dance performances, vote on other fans videos, make friends, collaborate, and more!
- World Dance Floor online multiplayer mode, dance with anyone anywhere in the world, join a virtual dance crew, compete on different themes, and check fun stats and rankings!
- With the Karaoke mode, you can sing along to the song by following lyrics displayed on screen. You can take it seriously and show off how talented you are, or just goof off with friends.
- The upgraded Autodance™ feature records players while they’re dancing to create short, funny and shareable videos. Autodance videos are now automatically generated while you’re dancing, so you can instantly share it once the song is finished! For the Xbox 360 version, you will need a hard drive to have this feature.
Menu and Design
Similar to Just Dance 2014, Just Dance 2015 has remade the menu to be modern and simple but unique for the players to scroll through. By selecting a song you can play Party Master Mode for it (Wii U only) and a new playlist option to create a playlist for the player to play without losing it. The World Dance Floor is now found at the bottom of the screen, and the JD Wall is found at the top. Difficulties have been removed from the game. At the start screen, you can now be able to access Ubisoft Club by pressing a button on your controller ("+" button for Wii U, "X" button on Xbox 360/Xbox One, and the square button on PS3/PS4). Another way to access Ubisoft Club is by going to the Extras/Options menu.
Just Dance 2015 features 43 tracks. Below is the order of how the songs are listed in-game.
- "*" - Indicates that it is a covered song
- () [parentheses] - Indicate the cover artist
- (N) - NTSC (North and South America) exclusive; DLC for PAL region
- (P) - PAL (Europe and Australia) exclusive; DLC for NTSC region
- (U) - Ubisoft Club Unlockable
- (60Min)- Play for 60 minutes to get the song; restricted in the US and Canada, but is obtainable in those countries by changing the console country (Wii U/PS3/Xbox 360)
|Problem||Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea & Big Sean||2014||Solo|
|The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)||Ylvis||2013||Trio|
|Love Me Again||John Newman||2013||Solo|
|Dark Horse||Katy Perry||2013||Trio|
|Love Is All*|| Roger Glover & the Butterfly Ball|
(The Sunlight Shakers)
|Me And My Broken Heart||Rixton||2014||Duet|
|I Love It||Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX||2012||Solo|
|Tetris*||Hirokazu Tanaka (Dancing Bros.)||1989||Dance Crew|
|Walk This Way||Run DMC & Aerosmith||1986||Dance Crew|
|Let It Go*||Idina Menzel (Disney's Frozen)||2013||Duet|
|Built For This||Becky G||2013||Solo|
|Bailando||Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona||2014||Duet|
|Don't Worry Be Happy*|| Bobby McFerrin
(The Bench Men)
|Macarena*|| Los Del Rio|
(The Girly Team)
|Black Widow||Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora||2014||Solo|
|Ain't No Mountain High Enough||Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell||1967||Duet|
|Get Low||Dillon Francis ft. DJ Snake||2014||Duet|
|Bang Bang||Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj||2014||Dance Crew|
|Fatima*||Sylvain Lux & llan Abou (Cheb Salama)||2014||Solo|
|Holding Out for a Hero||Bonnie Tyler||1984||Solo|
|Only You (And You Alone)*|| The Platters|
|She Looks So Perfect||5 Seconds Of Summer||2014||Dance Crew|
|Xmas Tree||Bollywood Santa||2014||Duet|
|Best Song Ever||One Direction||2013||Dance Crew|
|Bad Romance||Lady Gaga||2009||Trio|
|Never Can Say Goodbye||Gloria Gaynor||1974||Solo|
|You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)||Dead or Alive||1984||Solo|
|4x4||Miley Cyrus||2013||Dance Crew|
|Epic Sirtaki*||Cast of Zorba the Greek (The Bouzouki's)||1964||Trio|
|It's My Birthday||will.i.am ft. Cody Wise||2014||Trio|
|Mahna Mahna*|| Piero Umiliani|
|Speedy Gonzales*|| David Dante|
(Los Pimientos Locos)
|You're On My Mind||Imposs ft. J. Perry||2014||Dance Crew (Mashup)|
|Addicted To You||Avicii ft. Audra Mae||2013||Solo|
| Till I Find You|
| Movement is Happiness (Find Your Thing)|
|Avishay Goren & Yossi Cohen||2014||Solo|
| Nitro Bot|
|The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)||Campfire Version/Duet|
|Happy||Sing Along Version/Trio|
|I Love It||Guards Version/Duet|
|Bad Romance||Official Choreo/Solo|
|Walk This Way||Old School/Solo|
|It’s My Birthday||Bollywood Dance/Solo|
|Let It Go*|
Community Remix will allow players to be in the game for other dancers to dance to. There were 20 Community Remixes in Just Dance 2015.
- A (X) indicates that the Community Remix was removed from all consoles (excluding those affected by the November 2018 server shutdown).
Community Remix is currently available for:
|Problem (X)||Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea & Big Sean||2014|
|Birthday (X)||Katy Perry||2013|
|Love Me Again||John Newman||2013|
|XMas Tree (X)||Bollywood Santa||2014|
|Burn (X)||Ellie Goulding||2013|
|Bad Romance (Official Choreo) (X)||Lady Gaga||2009|
|Only You (And You Alone) (X)||The Platters (Love Letter)||1954|
|The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)||Ylvis||2013|
|You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)||Dead or Alive||1984|
|Built For This||Becky G||2013|
|Bad Romance||Lady Gaga||2009|
|Addicted To You||Avicii||2013|
|I Love It||Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX||2012|
|Dark Horse||Katy Perry||2013|
|Black Widow||Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora||2014|
|Holding Out for a Hero||Bonnie Tyler||1984|
VIP mode is very similar to the Community Remix and VIP (World Dance Floor) modes. However, instead of several different clips of players, the video is a single video of the celebrity/celebrities dancing to the song.
- A (C) indicates that this VIP can be found in the classic version of the song.
- An (FB) indicates that the VIP dance had a bug (no score) but it has been fixed.
- A (N) indicates that the VIP dance is an NTSC (North and South America) exclusive
- A (WDF) indicates that these VIP dancers are on World Dance Floor.
- An (X) indicates that the VIP dance was removed (excluding those affected by the November 2018 server shutdown).
|Song||VIP Name||Known For||Photo|
|Aurélie Sériné||Just Dance Choreographer|
| Get Low|
| Till I Find You|
| Bang Bang|
|Tyler Oakley & Jessie J|| YouTube|
Singing (Jessie J)
| You're On My Mind|
|JD Team||Making the game|
| Walk This Way (Old School)|
(FB) (C) (X)
|Santa Claus||Distributing presents during Christmas|
|Happy||Richy Jackson||Dancing/Lady Gaga Choreographer|
|WeeklyChris||Singing and YouTube|
|It's My Birthday||Mehdi Kerkouche||Just Dance Choreographer|
| Me And My Broken Heart|
|Macarena||Ubicorn||Developing the game|
|Love Me Again||UbiMouss||Developing the game|
- "*" - Covered
- (U) Ubisoft Club Exclusive (or 20 Mojo coins on the Wii)
- (S) - Sweat Mashup
- (M) - Month Exclusive
- (D) - Duet Mashup
- (C) - Dance Crew Mashup
- (N) - NTSC (North and South America) exclusive
- (P) - PAL (Europe and Australia) exclusive
- (W) Wii Exclusive (or Uplay)
- (2016U) - Ubisoft exclusive in Just Dance 2016
Party Master Mode
Party Master Mode is present in this installment.
|Holding Out For A Hero||Bonnie Tyler||1984|
|Built For This||Becky G||2013|
- (XF) - This song is no longer a free DLC.
- (U) - This song was made for a previous game but was unreleased.
- (N) - This DLC is exclusive to the NTSC region.
- (P) - This DLC is exclusive to the PAL region.
- (WU) - This DLC can only be found on the Wii U.
- (NR) - This DLC is available in most regions except the USA and Canada.
- (H) - Can be downloaded if Wii or Wii U is hacked.
- (NXO) - Not available on Xbox One.
- (XO) - Available only on Xbox One.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DLC ON WII WILL BE UNAVAILABLE AFTER January 30, 2019. THE ABILITY TO GET WII POINTS WAS REMOVED MARCH 30, 2018.
Release Date of the Game
| Break Free|
|Ariana Grande ft. Zedd||2014||Solo||Free|
|Stromae||2014||Duet||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
| Movement is Happiness (Find Your Thing)|
|Avishay Goren & Yossi Cohen||2014||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|I Luh Ya Papi||Jennifer Lopez feat. French Montana||2014||Solo||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)||One Direction||2013||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Don’t You Worry Child||Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin||2012||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Wake Me Up||Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc||2013||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Sexy And I Know It||LMFAO||2011||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Gangnam Style||PSY||2012||Duet||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Die Young||Ke$ha||2012||Duet||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Roar||Katy Perry||2013||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Just Dance||Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis||2008||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
| I Need Your Love||Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding||2012||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Moves Like Jagger||Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera||2011||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Beauty And A Beat||Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj||2012||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
October 23, 2014
| Till I Find You|
|Austin Mahone||2014||Solo||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
November 25, 2014
| We Can’t Stop|
|Miley Cyrus||2013||Solo||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Want U Back||Cher Lloyd||2012||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|C’Mon||Ke$ha||2012||Duet||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Kiss You||One Direction||2012||Dance Crew||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
|Funhouse||P!nk||2008||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
| Just Dance 2015 Hits Pack|
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (WU)
January 20, 2015
|Boom Clap||Charli XCX||2014||Solo||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Kiss Kiss||Prince Royce||2014||Solo||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
| Let It Go|
|Idina Menzel (Disney Frozen)||2013||Solo||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|India Waale||From The Movie Happy New Year||2014||Duet||$2.99/300 Wii Points|
|Rock n Roll||Avril Lavigne||2013||Solo||$1.99/200 Wii Points|
February 24, 2015
| Let It Go|
| Idina Menzel|
- (JD2016) - The song was later added to Just Dance 2016.
- (JDU) - The song was later released on Just Dance Unlimited.
|Crazy Kids||Kesha ft. will.i.am||2012||Solo|
| Dancing Queen|
|Rihanna||2012||Mashup (Fashionable Men)|
| I Love It|
|Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX||2012||Katy Perry VIP|
| I Luh Ya Papi|
|Jennifer Lopez ft. French Montana||2014||Mashup (Urban Latino)|
| Kiss Kiss|
|Prince Royce||2014||Mashup (Cowboy)|
|Pitbull ft. Ke$ha||2013||Duet|
| You Never Can Tell*|
| Chuck Berry|
(A. Caveman & The Backseats )
Just Dance 2015 received mixed-to-positive reviews by critics; Metacritic lists the Xbox One version of the game with an aggregate score of 70 out of 100 based on 17 critic reviews.
Zack Stein of IGN gave the Xbox One version of Just Dance 2015 an 8.0 out of 10; describing the game as "a welcome, surprising reinvigoration of the series", Stein praised the game for continuing to provide an overall experience catered to a casual audience, jump-in multiplayer, along with improved Kinect motion tracking in-game, and the higher-quality production of the per-song background videos, but criticized the user interface for being "as confusing and frustrating as ever" due to irregular design choices and behaviors. In conclusion, Stein felt that "It would be easy to dismiss Just Dance 2015 as the 'same-old-same-old,' but that would overlook this finely tuned party game’s special-effects-laden dance numbers, complete with chorus lines and elaborate sets and costumes, and the social integration that holds the worldwide Just Dance community together."
Game Revolution, giving the game a 3 out of 5, felt that the game’s soundtrack was "high-energy" albeit catered to a casual audience, noting that "singles like Pharrell’s Happy provide a strong pop basis while oddballs like a Tetris track or an unfortunately obnoxious song about a fox explore the far reaches of danceable contemporary music." Still, Just Dance 2015 was praised for its forgiving motion detection and multiplayer experience, concluding that "of my own preferences regarding the music genre, dancing remains somewhere out of the lead when it comes to interacting with sound and visuals, though Just Dance 2015 hits on every requirement I have from anything asking me to move my feet without a pad to stomp on."
Steve Hannley of Hardcore Gamer was more critical of Just Dance 2015, arguing that it did not provide enough differentiation over Just Dance 2014 to be described as anything more than a "track pack". Hannley felt that the game's social features, although well-designed, would not appeal to what he believed was the game's target audience (those playing the game for exercise, not wanting to dance in public, or are "underage"). The game's soundtrack was also criticized for being the worst in series history for "clearly catering to teeny boppers and in doing so [leaving] out practically anybody older than 21 with decent taste in music", and containing fewer "good" songs than 2014. In conclusion, giving the game a 3 out of 5, Hannley argued that "Just Dance is a series that's hard to hate as it genuinely wants players to have a good time, but 2015 is a misstep. Hardly anything has changed and practically nothing has for those who don’t partake in the online functionality".
This is a comprehensive list of the critical statistics of Just Dance 2015, according to Metacritic.
|Platform||Metascore (/100)||User Score (/10)|
As of December 31, 2014 Just Dance 2015 has shipped 5 million copies.
- Platforms: Wii / Wii U / Xbox 360 / Xbox One / PS3 / PS4
- Rating Category: E10+
- Content Descriptors: Lyrics
- Includes online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content
- Features downloadable music content that may be inconsistent with the ESRB rating
Rating Summary: This is a rhythm-and-dance simulation game in which players perform choreographed routines by following the movements of on-screen characters. Players score points by accurately moving their bodies in time to the music and scrolling indicators. Some songs reference alcohol: "La cerveza y el tequila (the beer and the tequila)"; "It's mix Moscato,"; "Pop your Pérignon." A handful of songs contain suggestive material: "So let me get you/In your birthday suit"; "Now there's a backseat lover/That's always under cover"; "School girl sleazy/...Little skirt hangin'/Way up her knee"; "Boy when you're with me I'll give you a taste."
The content of this game is suitable for all persons. (PEGI3)
It contains: This game allows the player to interact with other players ONLINE
- Systems: Wii / Wii U / Xbox 360 / Xbox One / PS3 / PS4
- Genre: Music / Dance
- Release date: 2014-10-23
- Just Dance 2015 is the first Just Dance game since Just Dance 3 to be released in the United States and Canada/NTSC region before Europe and Australia/PAL region.
- Just Dance 2015 is the first game since Just Dance 4 to have more than one all-female dance crew.
- Just Dance 2015 is the first game in the main series where trios appear as Classic routines.
- With only 42 songs, Just Dance 2015 has the third smallest tracklist in the main series, after Just Dance (32) and Just Dance 2017 (40).
- Since its absence in Just Dance 4 and Just Dance 2014, Duet Mashups return in this installment. Dance Crew Mashups are also introduced in this game.
- Just Dance 2015 is the second time in a Classic routine of a song that the lyrics are on the middle of the screen, rather than having it on the bottom left side of the screen. This was first used in the duets of Just Dance 2.
- The Mashup background has returned to the kaleidoscopic style, similar to the one used in Just Dance 3.
- This is the first time when which one coach from a non-solo mode was used alone for a Mashup or party master mode.
- Just Dance 2015 is the first game in the series to have themed Mashups.
- Just Dance 2015 holds the record for introducing the fewest captions for its own new dancers. This could be attributed to the fact that there are only five Party Master Modes in the game.
- The Battle Mode and On-Stage Mode do not return in this game. Furthermore, On-Stage Mode would later return as Sing-Along routines in Just Dance Unlimited.
- The Party Master Mode has gone back to being a feature that is exclusive to the Wii U.
- When an alternate routine is unlocked, a message announcing its availability is made. Here are the attributed messages for the following alternate routine:
- The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?): "Feel like sleeping in the tent?"
- Happy: "Ready to sing like a crooner?"
- Diamonds: "Find out how you can dance while sitting!"
- I Love It: "Ready for the changing of the Guards?"
- Bad Romance: "Are you ready for the hardest Just Dance song ever?"
- Walk This Way: "Are you old school?"
- It’s My Birthday: "Ready to celebrate your birthday in India?"
- Papaoutai (PAL only): "Ready for an African dance?"
- Summer and Let It Go are the only exceptions.
- The cost for downloadable alternate routines is $2.99/300 Wii Points in Just Dance 2015, even though in the previous game, they cost $1.99/200 Wii Points.
- Just Dance 2015 is the first game since Just Dance to not receive a nomination for a Kids’ Choice Award.
- Just Dance 2015 is the only game to have a downloadable routine that was released later on a certain console; Let It Go (Sing-Along) had a delayed release on the Xbox One.
- American Girl and Can’t Hold Us appear in the manual describing how to purchase downloadable tracks.
- On the Wii version of Just Dance 2015, there is a glitch where an avatar that has the price of five or twenty Mojo Coins will have its price changed to fifty Mojo Coins. The glitch will continue on to the next avatar unless the game has been reset after the said avatar has been purchased. Later copies of the game may have this bug fixed.
- In the Xbox One version, since the console was updated to the New Xbox One Experience, which upgrades Windows 8 to Windows 10, there is a known bug that happens when the Xbox One console is set online. This makes the frame rate, video, and UI choppy.
- If saved data from the previous Just Dance games is found by Just Dance 2015, the avatars for the following tracks are unlocked:
- Just Dance 2015 is the second game to have all the dancers on the PAL cover also appear in the game rather than be scrapped, after Just Dance.
- Just Dance 2015 is a Nintendo Selects title on the original Wii.
- The game is also a Best Seller title on PAL Xbox 360 copies.
- Just Dance 2015 is the last game to have downloadable content.
- There is a rare bug that affects the cursor: although its arrow is directed to the right, it may sometimes point left.
- There is a rare glitch that can happen on the Xbox 360 version of the game: when playing two songs in a row outside of the Sweat and Playlists mode, if you walk on screen immediately after starting the second song and end up in the same slot as the song before, you will start with the same amount of stars as you received in the first song, with the ones before it blank and unreceived. The scoring still does not exceed 13,333 points.
- The Gold Move effect from this game is used in all subsequent games on all 7th-Generation consoles since all assets from this game are used. In Just Dance 2016, this extends to 8th-Generation consoles.
- In the Wii version, lyric highlighting is very choppy due to the 30fps lock that was originally used in Just Dance 2014.
- Also, the Wii version can play Star sound effects simultaneously. This would happen if up to 4 players earn the same or a different Star at the same time or as a chain for up to 4 times. On other consoles, it could cut off and play for the next player.
- This would later apply to future main Just Dance games that have 7th Gen console versions.
- As of November 19, 2018, the server the game connects to in order to offer online functionality was disabled, along with the servers for Just Dance 2014 and the 7th-Generation versions of Just Dance 2016, Just Dance 2017, and Just Dance 2018. The features affected by this are the World Dance Floor, sending and receiving challenges, redeeming Ubisoft Club content, unlocking month exclusive Mashups, the in-game shop (DLCs are still available on the Nintendo eShop, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network), VIP routines, and Community Remixes (except the one for Happy, which is already included on-disc).
- As Ubisoft Club rewards and month exclusive Mashups are already included on the game disc, the player is still able to access them if the save file they are playing on has them unlocked from the past.
- Due to this, newer versions of the controller app removed the ability to use a smartphone as a controller in the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. However, it is still possible to use a smartphone if the user is using an older version of the app, as it uses a different online connection than the one to Ubisoft's server.
- As of January 31, 2019, downloadable tracks are no longer obtainable for the Wii version of this game due to the discontinuation of the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo WFC Pay & Play services. The ability to add Wii Points was removed on March 26, 2018.
For a full list of Just Dance 2015’s beta elements, see Just Dance 2015/Beta Elements.
For a full list of Just Dance 2015’s achievements, see Just Dance 2015/Achievements.
Behind the Scenes
- ↑ http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/just-dance-2015
- ↑ http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/12/09/just-dance-2015-review
- ↑ http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/just-dance-2015
- ↑ http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/10/27/review-just-dance-2015/114151/
- ↑ https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/pressrelease_downloadablemm_20150212_050959_ubisoftq3fy15englishfinaltcm99193930.pdf
- ↑ http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=33600&Title=Just%20Dance%202015&searchkeyword=Just%20Dance%202015
- ↑ http://www.pegi.info/en/index/global_id/505/?searchString=Just+Dance+2015
- ↑ https://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1241617-Online-Services-Update-Masterlist-Forums
- ↑ https://youtu.be/qIyEVt31xb4
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