The routine is a dance crew of two men and two women. They are surrounded by a gold outline.They all have gold features.
P1 wears a black beanie, beard, sunglasses, a black sleeveless jacket, an ochre shirt with a black bow tie and a long black vest, a bracelet on his left wrist, black ripped jeans, and a pair of black and golden oxford shoes.
P2 wears a golden fedora, sunglasses, a black and golden cape (Jacket), a black crop top, black and gold leather pants with a long skirt behind, and black and gold studded lace-up block-heeled boots.
P3 wears a golden folded hat, circular sunglasses with yellow rims, a black leather vest (with a cape). He's also wearing golden necklaces, a charcoal-black button-down shirt, a pair of shiny golden pants, and black combat boots.
P4 has black hair in a long braid, a yellow crop top with black suspenders, a transparent black long sleeve shirt, black high waist shorts with golden garters connected to black knee high socks, black pantyhose, and golden and black heels.
The gold attributes of their outfits turn silver during specific parts of the song, and their gloves turn to a more saturated shade.
The dancer is a man with gold skin and a brown beard. He wears welder goggles, a black backwards cap, a sleeveless black hoodie with gold stripes, loose black and gold track shorts, a gold necklace, black boots with red spots, and a tall black sock on his left leg. He has a golden highlight around him.
A blue electric circle with small yellow lights is first seen, which multiplies until there are a hundred twenty-eight of them. The background zooms into one of them, revealing a dark blue, with neon blue circular lights panning sideways, having copies of itself. Each time a blue circle transitions, a gold spark flashes. The blue circle becomes a large outline for a created golden circle. This created circle splits in half, recreates itself, shorts out, and floats upward. Towards the end of the song, the background becomes pitch black while the coaches are displayed in a faded tint of purple. After that, during the last verse where each coach has solo moves, a golden circle spotlights each coach as they dance, starting with P4 and ending with P1.
The background consists of many corrupted geometric shapes that roughly syncs with the dancer's moves. These shapes change color at different points of the routine. Every step the dancer takes, he leaves a golden hexagon at the area he stepped on and will fade away after four seconds. He also sprinkles gold dust at some points. A gold pixelization is used during will.i.am's first solo verse. At his second solo verse, a copied black and gold silhouette of the dancer appears in the background.
Some of the scoring files are named after Céline Baron, Julien Durand and Juliana Herrera, three of the routine’s performers.
There are also four of these files that have been inappropriately named; respectively, their names are "screamnshout_andbritneybitch", "screamnshout_wbritneybitch", "screamnshout_fap" and "screamnshout_goatse".
There are also two pictograms with inappropriate names: "andbritneybitch_ar" (Gold Move 4) and "hellojpg_mo_ar" ("hello.jpg" is the file name of the shock meme Goatse, which is already mentioned above).
In one of the pictograms, P4’s arrow is red instead of pink.
In an interview, the official costume designer for Ubisoft Studios declared that the costumes for the Classic routine are her favorite in the game, because she loved the fact that she could only use two colors.
P1 and P2 appear in the Just Dance Unlimited icon in the main menu of Just Dance 2017, where the black parts of their outfits have a deep purple gradient.
All coaches from the Classic routine appear on the Gold Edition cover of Just Dance 2017.
On 7th-gen versions of Just Dance 2017, when the dancers "pop out of the square", the glass effect which is used in Just Dance 2014 squares can be seen in the album background.
The glass effect can also be seen in the Just Dance Now cover of the song.
According to an advertisement, Scream & Shout was going to be added in Just Dance Now at the end of December 2016 as part of the New Year’s Playlist.
It was ultimately released on June 26, 2019.
Scream & Shout was supposed to be released on Just Dance Unlimited on May 23, 2019. However, the release date was postponed to May 29, 2019.
In Just Dance Now, the preview uses the original pictograms and the Just Dance 2017 interface.
The background is used the Masquerade Parade Just Dance Now notification.
Scream & Shout (Extreme Version) is the second routine to have a coach with golden skin, after Dark Horse (P2-C2).
Scream & Shout (Extreme Version) is the only routine in Just Dance 2017 to have pictograms in Just Dance 2016 style.
This makes the Extreme Version the third post-Just Dance 2016 routine to have Just Dance 2016-styled pictograms, after Growl, and a Just Dance Machine map Tectonic.
The Just Dance Unlimited version of Scream & Shout (Extreme Version) has the highest pictogram count in the entire series (306).
In the updated pictograms, the following anomalies can be spotted:
In spite of them being remade in Just Dance 2018 style, one of them uses the old version of the forward arrow.
In two pictograms, the arm is dislocated from the body.
In two other pictograms, the bottom of the arrow lacks its white outline.
Scream & Shout (Mashup) is the only Mashup on 8th-Gen platforms not to require an Internet connection.
DARE has new pictograms created exclusively for the Mashup. They are used in the part that does not score any point.
The Wii U version and the 7th-Gen versions lead immediately to the score screen once the song is finished; on the other versions, there is a small pause where American Girl makes her final pose before showing the score.