Just Dance 2017 is the eighth installment of the Just Dance franchise. The game was first teased on June 10, 2016, and was officially revealed at E3 2016. The game was released in North America on October 25, 2016. The Nintendo Switch version of the game was released worldwide on March 3, 2017 as a launch title. In addition, a Chinese version, 舞力全开2017, was later announced on March 22, 2017.
- 1 Gameplay and Features
- 2 Covers
- 3 Menu and Design
- 4 Track List
- 5 Alternate Routines
- 6 Mashups
- 7 Community Remix
- 8 Just Dance Unlimited
- 9 ESRB/PEGI Ratings
- 10 Reception
- 11 Trivia
- 12 Gallery
- 13 Videos
- 14 References
- 15 Site Navigation
Gameplay and Features
- Just Dance Controller (for Android and iOS only, Windows Phone version is not updated to work with Just Dance 2017)
- Your smartphone acts as a tracking device and scores your moves - no camera, Kinect, or PS Move required!
- Take photos of your Just Dance moments, apply fun filters, and share them on your favorite social networks!
- Access Just Dance TV video content anywhere, anytime. Watch, like, and share exclusive videos including autodances, dance lessons, behind the scenes videos and Just Dance Minutes. For the Xbox 360 version, you would need a Hard Drive to use this feature.
- Play with up to 6 players simultaneously.
- Edit your avatar and skin on the go!
- Just Dance Unlimited (8th-gen and PC only)
- The dance-on-demand service is back and brings fresh content to all game modes!
- More than 250 songs will be available at launch and more content, including EXCLUSIVE songs, will be added throughout the year!
- New search tools and customized playlists will help you find your favorite tracks to dance to and keep the party going.
- A 3-month trial (PAL, given as a reward after completing your first Dancer Card) of Just Dance Unlimited comes in every box of Just Dance 2017. For NTSC, there are two boxes. The "Regular Package" includes a 48 hour pass and "Just Dance 2017 Gold Edition" includes a 3 month pass plus a 48 hour pass for Just Dance Unlimited.
- Just Dance Machine (8th-gen and PC only)
- Aliens have abducted you! They need your dance energy to refill their spaceship's batteries and go back home.
- Each Dance Machine session is composed of five short exclusive and unique dance experiences that span different types of dance: Flamenco, Charleston, Ballet, Haka, French Cancan... Never seen before on Just Dance!
- If you have provided the Aliens with enough energy, they will unlock new dance segments for you to try and help them out!
- Sweat + Playlists
- Make workouts fun by creating playlists with your favorite tracks, or launching the non-stop shuffle mode! Track your calories burnt, time spent dancing, and number of songs played!
- World Dance Floor
- The player-vs-player feature will be returning to all 7th and 8th-gen consoles including PC.  This year, you get to defeat a boss who's trying to defeat everyone's high score (8th-gen and PC only)
- Skins (8th-gen and PC only)
- Customize the background of your avatar with skins!
- World Video Challenge(PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC only as Video Challenge, Challenge Mode for 7th-gen)
- The video challenge returns to Just Dance this year! Compete with other people around the world while watching them dance!
- Dance Mashup (8th-gen, PC and Wii only)
- Mashups return from Just Dance 2016 and the background returns from Just Dance 2015 and Just Dance 2016!
- Dance Quest (8th-gen and PC only)
- The Dance Quest feature from Just Dance 2016 returns.
- You are a Superstar!
- When you reach a score of 11,000 in any song in this game, you'll receive a Superstar! That means the letters are now shown on the score bar and the 5 golden stars are changed to Platinum.
- Keep an eye out after the Fifth Star is achieved, the score bar will flash if you are about the achieve the Superstar. The letters will appear on the top of the stars you achieved as a player in the routine.
- NOTE: This feature is only available if you are doing the routine in Rivals. Co-Op will not get this new feature.
- This feature also works on all songs in Just Dance Unlimited from this game.
Menu and Design
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- An asterisk (*) indicates that this song is covered in-game.
- The song colored in █ is playable on the demo version.
- A (WD) indicates that this song is playable on the Wii U demo.
- An (S) indicates that this song is an exclusive routine on the Nintendo Switch.
- An (S-JDU) indicates that this song is an Unlimited exclusive on the Nintendo Switch.
- An (RU) indicates that this song is a Russian exclusive. This song can also be played in other countries via Just Dance Unlimited.
- On eighth-gen consoles, the song list is ordered alphabetically, while on seventh-gen consoles, the tracks are ordered as they are below.
|Cake By The Ocean||DNCE||2015||Solo|
|Cheap Thrills||Sia ft. Sean Paul||2016||Solo|
|DADDY||PSY ft. CL of 2NE1||2015||Trio|
|Sorry (WD)||Justin Bieber||2015||Solo|
|Hips Don’t Lie||Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean||2005||Solo|
|September*||Earth, Wind & Fire (Equinox Stars)||1978||Trio|
|Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)||Beyoncé||2008||Solo|
|Don’t Stop Me Now||Queen||1978||Solo|
|Lean On||Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ||2015||Dance Crew|
|Can’t Feel My Face||The Weeknd||2015||Solo|
|Into You||Ariana Grande||2016||Solo|
|Don’t Wanna Know||Maroon 5||2016||Solo|
|Ghost In The Keys||Halloween Thrills||2016||Dance Crew|
|RADICAL||Dyro & Dannic||2014||Solo|
|La Bicicleta||Carlos Vives & Shakira||2016||Duet|
|Like I Would (S-JDU)||Zayn||2016||Solo|
|Wherever I Go||OneRepublic||2016||Solo|
|Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)||Silentó||2015||Dance Crew|
|I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll*||Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
(Fast Forward Highway)
|Groove||Jack & Jack||2014||Duet|
|Oishii Oishii||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2016||Duet|
|Worth It||Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink||2015||Solo|
|Last Christmas* (S-JDU)||Wham!
|Carnaval Boom||Latino Sunset||2016||Solo|
|All About Us||Jordan Fisher||2016||Trio|
|Cola Song||INNA ft. J Balvin||2014||Solo|
|Little Swing||AronChupa ft. Little Sis Nora||2016||Duet|
|Run the Night||Gigi Rowe||2016||Solo|
|Dragostea Din Tei||O-Zone||2004||Trio|
|Scream & Shout||will.i.am ft. Britney Spears||2012||Dance Crew|
|Tico-Tico No Fubá*||Zequinha de Abreu
(The Frankie Bostello Orchestra)
|Bailar||Deorro ft. Elvis Crespo||2016||Solo|
|Titanium||David Guetta ft. Sia||2011||Solo|
|Te Dominar||Daya Luz||2016||Trio|
|What Is Love*||Haddaway
|Chiwawa (S)||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2015||Solo|
|William Tell Overture (S)||Rossini||1829||Duet|
|Imya 505 (RU)||Vremya i Steklo||2015||Solo|
Ubisoft Connect Exclusives
Additional note: These songs are not available in-game for the Nintendo Switch, as Ubisoft Connect is not available for the said console. Due to this, these songs must be played through Just Dance Unlimited, with the exception of William Tell Overture, due to it being on the main track list of the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
|Drop the Mambo||Diva Carmina||2015||Solo|
|Kool Kontact||Glorious Black Belts||2015||Duet|
|Let Me Love You||DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber||2016||Duet|
|William Tell Overture||Rossini||1829||Duet|
These are the routines that were originally planned to be in the game, but were later removed for unknown reasons.
- A (2018) indicates that the song was later released on Just Dance 2018.
- An (N2018) indicates that the song was released with a new routine on Just Dance 2018.
- An (RD) indicates that the song was removed from the demo of the game for every console, except the Wii U.
- An (AR) indicates that the alternate routine for this song was replaced with a different routine.
|In the Hall of the Pixel King (N2018)||Dancing Bros||2016||Solo|
|Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini* (N2018)||Brian Hyland
(The Sunlight Shakers)
|Just Mario (2018)||Ubisoft Meets Nintendo||2017||Solo|
|RADICAL (Alternate) (AR)||Dyro & Dannic||2014||Solo|
|Sorry (RD)||Justin Bieber||2015||Solo|
|Sorry (Alternate) (AR)||Trio|
|Titanium (Alternate)||David Guetta ft. Sia||2011||Trio|
Alternate routines appear in Just Dance 2017. On 8th-generation consoles and the Nintendo Switch, non-Extreme alternate routines can be unlocked for 2,000 Mojocoins each, whereas Extreme routines can be unlocked for 10,000 Mojocoins each. On 7th-generation consoles, they are unlocked via regular gameplay in the order presented in the following table. In both cases, Cola Song (Candy Version) is unlocked at the start of the game.
|Cola Song||Candy Version||Dance Crew|
|Don’t Stop Me Now||Panda Version||Solo|
|Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)||Family Battle Version||Dance Crew|
|Cake By The Ocean||Earphones Version||Duet|
|What Is Love||Car Version||Duet|
|Lean On||Scarf Version||Solo|
|Hips Don’t Lie||Sumo Version||Duet|
|Cheap Thrills||Bollywood Version||Duet|
|El Tiki||Trio Version||Trio|
|September||Disco Fitness Version||Solo|
|Worth It||Extreme Crew Version||Dance Crew|
|Scream & Shout||Extreme Version||Solo|
Note: On eighth generation consoles, Switch and PC, the Mashups are playable via Just Dance Unlimited, excluding Scream & Shout (Mashup). However, they do not require a paid subscription. On Wii, Mashups are unlockable via Mojo Coins. Mashups are unavailable on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
- (2016R) - The Mashup used to be available in Just Dance 2016 but was subsequently removed.
- (O) - This Mashup is not from Just Dance Unlimited and can be played offline.
|Ghost In The Keys||Swag||Solo|
|Hips Don’t Lie||Caliente||Solo|
|RADICAL||Back In The Day||Solo|
|Scream & Shout (O)||American Dream||Solo|
|What Is Love||Icebreaker||Duet|
|Worth It||Tease Me||Duet|
This is a list of Community Remixes available for play in Just Dance 2017.
|Song||Contest Entry Dates||Release Date|
|PoPiPo||October 27, 2016 - November 3, 2016||Cancelled|
|Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)||November 3, 2016 - December 8, 2016||December 15, 2016|
|Bailar||January 5, 2017 - January 31, 2017||March 30, 2017|
|Cheap Thrills||February 23, 2017 - March 16, 2017||June 15, 2017|
|Don't Stop Me Now||April 10, 2017 - May 3, 2017||July 27, 2017|
|Into You||June 22, 2017- September 3, 2017||August 24, 2017|
|What Is Love||September 3, 2017 - TBA||Cancelled|
- An (F) indicates that the song was originally exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited when playing in France, Luxembourg or Belgium, but has since been made available worldwide.
- An (S) indicates that the song is exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited on the Nintendo Switch.
|YOUTH||Troye Sivan||2015||Solo||October 25, 2016|
|Imya 505||Vremya i Steklo||2015||Solo||October 25, 2016|
|Ona tańczy dla mnie||Weekend||2012||Duet||October 25, 2016|
|Je sais pas danser||Natoo||2016||Solo||October 25, 2016 (F)|
|February 23, 2017 (W)|
|Cake By The Ocean (VIP)||DNCE||2015||Duet||November 14, 2016|
|The Greatest||Sia||2016||Solo||November 24, 2016|
|Oishii Oishii (VIP)||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2016||Solo||November 24, 2016|
|Hips Don’t Lie (VIP)||Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean||2005||Solo||November 24, 2016|
|Juju On That Beat||Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall||2016||Duet||December 21, 2016|
|Don’t Worry||Madcon ft. Ray Dalton||2015||Duet||January 26, 2017|
|Chiwawa (Remastered Version, by Barbie)||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2015||Solo||January 26, 2017|
|Me Too||Meghan Trainor||2016||Solo||February 23, 2017|
|How Deep Is Your Love||Calvin Harris & Disciples||2015||Solo||March 3, 2017 (S)|
|June 22, 2017 (W)|
|HandClap||Fitz & the Tantrums||2016||Trio||March 23, 2017|
|Don’t Let Me Down||The Chainsmokers ft. Daya||2016||Duet||April 20, 2017|
|Ain’t My Fault||Zara Larsson||2016||Solo||May 30, 2017|
|Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
(From The Emoji Movie)
|Wham!||1984||Duet||July 20, 2017|
(World Cup Champion Version)
|Fitz and the Tantrums||2016||Solo||August 31, 2017|
|Let Me Love You||DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber||2016||Duet||January 18, 2018|
Resources can be found here
Content descriptors: Lyrics
Other: Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB
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 contain suggestive references: “He. . .scanned everything I had under my top”; “A little less conversation and a little more touch my body.” Other song lyrics contain allusions to violence (e.g., “Machine gun firing at the ones who run”) and alcohol references (e.g., “Wasted, and the more I drink the more I think about you”).
Resources can be found here
Rating Summary: The content of this game is suitable for all persons.
Steve Hannley of Hardcore Gamer noted that Ubisoft had defied his prediction that Just Dance Unlimited would be the future of the franchise and that would be no further physical releases, but felt that Ubisoft had put a larger effort into the on-disc content of 2017 than 2016 (which he described as being a "last minute afterthought" to introduce Unlimited). The Just Dance Machine mode was considered to be "pointless" due to being a basic concept driven by its presentation, but was "a concept that's never been done before in rhythm games and an example of the innovation the series needs to warrant a another physical release". Hannley also praised the higher quality of the game’s soundtrack, including more recent hit music, fewer "joke" songs, and surfacing Gigi Rowe’s "impressive" debut single "Run the Night". In conclusion, Hannley continued to assert that Ubisoft should focus more on providing more immediate access to recent music rather than requiring players to wait for the next annual physical release, but that Just Dance 2017 was "thankfully a marked improvement over its predecessor."
- Just Dance 2017’s title was revealed in a video uploaded by Ubisoft Brasil on YouTube, which also confirmed a virtual reality mode. The video later went private for a few hours before being released to the public again.
- However, Ubisoft Brasil claimed that the game would not feature a virtual reality mode. This was later proven to be false.
- On the first day of E3 2016, a total of five coaches (Sorry, Worth It, Lean On, PoPiPo, and Can’t Feel My Face) were revealed on the Facebook page of Ubisoft Brasil.
- Following the announcement of Just Dance 2017 at Ubisoft’s E3 conference, the entire team at Ubisoft paid respects to the victims of the Orlando shooting on June 11, 2016.
- Just Dance 2017 is the most linguistically diverse, containing songs performed in the following eleven languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Albanian, Romanian, Russian, French, Turkish, and Polish.
- Just Dance 2017 is the first main series game not to have a song Katy Perry in the main track list or appear as an original/recycled DLC.
- Just Dance 2017 is the first game in the main series to be available for PC (via Steam and Ubisoft Connect) and Nintendo Switch. To date, it is the only title that is available on the PC.
- To date, Just Dance 2017 has the most console releases (eight) of any title in the main series.
- The game was 'released' in France two weeks before it was meant to be officially released.
- The Gold Move effect for this game was revealed through Just Dance Now’s routine previews and Just Dance Unlimited announcements.
- However, the Gold Move effect from Just Dance 2015 is retained on seventh-generation consoles since all assets from that game are used.
- The Gold Move effect from this game is used in Just Dance 2018 in a similar way but with less particles and a red glow effect.
- From January 16 to March 30, 2017, Just Dance’s Brazilian Facebook page held a contest where Brazilian participants could win a copy of Just Dance 2017 along with Mexican singer Anahí’s album Inesperado. In order to have a chance to win, one had to give a like to Just Dance and Anahís’ Facebook pages, like the post that announced the contest and share it on their profile with the sentence "Vou dançar RUMBA da Anahí e jogar muito Just Dance 2017 esse ano."
- Just Dance 2017 is the sixth game in the series to be nominated for Favorite Video Game at the Kids’ Choice Award. The only exceptions are Just Dance and Just Dance 2015.
- Just Dance 2017 has the fewest Classic Quartets of any game, with four.
- Like the previous two games, Just Dance 2017 has captions for every alternate routine that is unlocked, but only on seventh-gen consoles. Here are the captions attributed to each routine, in order of when they are unlocked (NOTE: Cola Song’s alternate routine is unlocked at the start):
- Don’t Stop Me Now - Never say no to Panda!
- Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) - Dance with your family!
- Cake By The Ocean - Ready for a date?
- RADICAL - Put your helmet on!
- DADDY - Ready for a little workout?
- What Is Love - In the mood for a road trip?
- Lean On - Don't step on the scarf!
- Hips Don’t Lie - Follow my hips!
- Cheap Thrills - Want to be a Bollywood star?
- El Tiki - The more the merrier!
- September - Are you ready to sweat?
- Sorry - Do you need a second chance?
- Worth It - Ready to rock the stage?
- Scream & Shout - Golden is not silence!
- Just Dance 2017 is the second game where where the first song in the menu is not performed by a solo female. On seventh-generation consoles, the first song is Cake By The Ocean, which is performed by a solo man; on eighth-generation consoles, the first song is All About Us, which is performed by a trio of a man and two women. This was preceded by Just Dance 2014, where Kiss You, an all-male Dance Crew, was the first song.
- All three returning Ubisoft Club Exclusive songs are from Just Dance 2016.
- The digital Gold Edition for Xbox One does not contain three months for Just Dance Unlimited.
- With physical copies of the Gold Edition, an attempt to redeem the three months code for Just Dance Unlimited may instead cause the entire game to download without requiring the disc.
- All of the Dance Crews are mixed gender Dance Crews except for Worth It (Extreme Crew Version).
- Just Dance 2017 has the fewest Mashups (10) and is the first game since Just Dance 3 to not have Party Master Mode.
- On the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Just Dance 2017 is the first game since Just Dance 2 to not have any Mashups. It is later followed by Just Dance 2018.
- When viewing Autodances, videos of What Is Love, I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Last Christmas, all of which are covered in the game, will play the original versions of the songs.
- On seventh-generation systems the covers for Bonbon, Scream and Shout, Groove, Lean On, and Can’t Feel My Face have the glass-like effect from Just Dance 2014’s squares.
- When the Nintendo Switch was launched it did not include the songs Like I Would or Last Christmas. Instead, those two songs were only playable on Just Dance Unlimited.
- All of the Mashups on the game end with the last dancer performing the end of their routine (for example, Hips Don’t Lie’s Mashup ends with the dancer for Stuck On A Feeling performing the last moves of his original routine). This is the first game in the series to do this.
- All of the Mashups except for Cheap Thrills and What Is Love start the audio before the player can see the entire background.
- Just Dance 2017 marks the first game in the series where Ubisoft’s reward system, Uplay, changed its name to Ubisoft Club. You can still see the Uplay logo on the back of the game case and on 7th-gen consoles when entering the browser. Uplay is also the name of Ubisoft's PC launcher app. However, it was later merged with Ubisoft Club to become Ubisoft Connect.
- This was also the last game in the series to have the Ubisoft Connect feature on Xbox 360 and PS3.
- Just Dance 2017 is also the first game in the main series to support the display of Chinese characters, after Just Dance 2016 added Chinese language support.
- However, Chinese translations are not available for seventh-gen consoles.
- There is a glitch where when the player is about to get superstar, the first "S" is delayed.
- On the Wii, when another player gets Superstar during the Superstar sound effect or up to 4 players get Superstar at the same time, it will play multiple times in unison or as a chain for up to 4 times. On other consoles, it cuts off and plays for the next player when another player gets Superstar during the Superstar sound effect or plays once when up to 4 or 6 players get Superstar at the same time.
- This also happens when one player reaches 5 stars, and another gets Superstar.
- When attempting to play a Community Remix while having an expired Unlimited pass, Break Free and Taste The Feeling will not have an "Unlimited" marker, and when trying to play the two routines, the game leads you to the normal screen to sign up for Unlimited while playing a preview of the song.
- However, choosing Playlist followed by an attempt to play one of the two Community Remixes will result in a warning on the coach seletion screen reading that the Ubisoft server is down; after that, the game will return to the startup screen.
- Scores and dancer cards saved on Just Dance 2017 will be imported to any copy of Just Dance 2018 that is played on the same console.
- Due to the heavy storage that this game requires for the Wii U, the game can tend to freeze frequently, as often as every 30 minutes of play time.
- For the karaoke function to work on the Wii, a handheld USB microphone has to be connected to the Wii.
- Just Dance 2017 is the first game since Just Dance 3 to have a downloadable/Unlimited-exclusive song from a year earlier than 2003 (in this case, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (From the Emoji Movie)). This would happen again in the next game.
- Just Dance 2017 is playable on the Nintendo Switch Lite, but original Joy-Cons are required to be connected to the console to play.
- This also applies to other games in the series available on the Nintendo Switch.
For a full list of Just Dance 2017’s beta elements, see Just Dance 2017/Beta Elements.
For a full list of Just Dance 2017’s achievements, see Just Dance 2017/Achievements.
Behind the Scenes
Making of a Just Dancer
- Metascore for Just Dance 2017 on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved May 13, 2020
- Metascore for Just Dance 2017 on Xbox OneMetacritic, Retrieved May 13, 2020
- Metascore for Just Dance 2017 on Nintendo SwitchMetacritic, Retrieved May 13, 2020
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