First off, the song is fantastic. It may very well be 2011's best song, even accounting for the stiff competition. In fact, me loving the song is probably why I hate the routine. I feel it does not do the song justice at all. This song represents dance and party culture to a tee, so for Just Dance's interpretation to have a coach that looks like Pennywise's rebelious son and a routine that is insultingly basic with very little to set itself apart just feels like a huge disservice. It doesn't even feel like they wanted to include the song and gave it half the effort they would have normally, even for the pre-Just Dance 4 era. On top of that, certain moves feel way too slow for the energetic pace of the song, while others do not suit the song at all, in particular what plays during the base. Routines like I Gotta Feeling and RADICAL are the kind of style and energy that I expected Party Rock Anthem to implement. I can at least be relieved that they did Sexy And I Know It right; in fact they nailed it on that one.
I feel the same way towards Blue (Da Ba Dee). The entire point of Blue (Da Ba Dee) is it's charm and weirdness. What does Just Dance do? Give it a garbage cover, give it an ugly coach, and give it a HORRIBLE choreography.
I share the exact sentiments for Blue as you do. They did Blue extremely dirty. One other song they completely shafted was You're On My Mind. I'm not quite as upset about it as Party Rock Anthem and Blue, since for obvious reasons I have had no prior attachment to the song, but that doesn't change the fact that it's the only song in the entire franchise without a proper routine. All it has is a Mash-Up, which makes it dangerously easy to ignore and forget. Don't get me wrong, it was a relatively solid Mash-Up, but in my eyes, saying a Mash-Up is a good Mash-Up is the equivalent of saying that one of the Teletubbies was less creepy than the others. It's still a Mash-Up, which is, in pretty much every case, a forgettable experience and a waste of time.
Do not get me started on Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. That's a can of worms you are not prepared for.
If I didn't know better, I would say that the Just Dance team is blatantly mocking the original version of the song. If you've seen Life of Brian or at least heard the original, you would know what I'm talking about.
I recommend the movie if you're old enough, but as for the song, the cover that they use (which is apparently a cover of another cover) completely takes away what made the original great. The original was great because it was this sort of sarcastic piece where this carefree melody was placed on top of the narrative of a man facing the existential crisis of death. Instead, we have a broadway musical piece that tears down that sarcastic tone and doesn't even seem to care about what the song was about. Naturally, they would have to make a routine and visuals to match, so of course those aspects were never going to be good either.
This one I don't dislike as much, in fact I'm not passionate enough to give a long-winded rant like PRA, YOMM, ALOTBSOF or 7 Rings. Break Free is just a simple case of me not particularly caring for the song, finding the routine awkward and underwhelming, and the visuals not really all that pleasing to look at. I thought Kaboom Pow did a much better job of representing a super hero themed routine. Feel free to disagree with me. You're free to see things differently than I do, and like I said, I'm not passionate enough about this one to take it any further.
I'm not really known for having popular opinions. I've been known to despise Waka Waka and defend Shape of You, as well as not seeing the problem with Fancy (Twice Song). So don't take my word as scripture. I'm not exactly representing the community here.