The dancers are supposed to represent a father and a son. They both have sky blue outlines.
P1, the father, wears a brown afro, a red and yellow sweater, a light blue shirt underneath, a red bow tie, a pair of brown glasses, as well as green shorts, high blue socks, and brown shoes.
P2, the son, has short brown hair, yellow polo shirt, orange bow tie, and a blue glove. He is also wearing green shorts, high blue socks, and brown shoes.
The routine takes place in living room with a orange sofa and an orange table. On the white walls, tessellations of orange and teal animated cubes appear. During the chorus, the ceiling and floor turn orange, and the back wall turns into an infinity mirror. The cubes turn into various shades of orange. During the post-chorus instrumental breakdown, the furniture change from orange to dark orange to turquoise to teal, and the walls and cube patterns alternate between cool tones of blue and warm tones of orange.
In the second verse, the furniture, ceiling and floor alternate between yellowish-green, orange, and dark green. The wall patterns have changed to appear as the vertices of a hollow cube. In the third pre-chorus, the color scheme turns to cool tones of blue and warm tones of salmon. The hollow cubes rotate and roll across the walls. In the outro, the patterns change in geometry and color successively before the song ends with the room becoming an empty white space.
Papaoutai is the seventh PAL exclusive in the Just Dance series.
It is also the second PAL song to be available as a downloadable track for the NTSC region, after Make The Party (Don’t Stop). However, Papaoutai is available for download on all NTSC consoles (as opposed to Make The Party (Don’t Stop), which was exclusive to the Nintendo Wii).
Papaoutai is the first PAL exclusive to have been nominated in the Just DanceAwards.
Unlike Till I Find You, the description of Papaoutai’s preview video does not mention that the track began as a PAL exclusive.
Papaoutai and Till I Find You are the only two regional exclusives to have a Mashup.
13 seconds of instrumental piano in the intro have been excluded from the track in the game.
Additionally, the first 9 seconds of the outro were removed from the routine.
The cubic pattern is a reference to the cover art for the single.
In spite of both coaches having brown skin, P1’s avatar uses regular white skin.
Although P1’s avatar can be bought in the Dancer Card section for 5 Mojocoins, when Papaoutai is viewed in the Shop (for the NTSC region), the avatar can be seen under the message that reads "Includes 1 exclusive avatar".
Despite all of the downloadable tracks in Just Dance 2015 having previews, Papaoutai does not have a preview in the NTSC region.
In the store preview, the audio is not synced with the routine.
This is the only PAL-Exclusive routine that has not appeared in a Mashup.
There is a glitch in the second chorus where P1’s shadow detaches from their feet, making them appear to be floating.
The routine is made up of two different takes, as seen by a cut a few beats before the second Gold Move.