"Cake By The Ocean" by DNCE is featured on Just Dance 2017, Just Dance Unlimited, Just Dance Now, 舞力全开2017 and Just Dance 2018 (in Kids Mode).

Appearance of the Dancer


Cakebytheocean coach 1

The dancer is a male scuba diver. His suit is light orange-colored with pink and darker orange palm trees on it, and he wears an indigo disco-ball encrusted helmet, and purple shoes.

Earphone Version

The alternate routine consists of a duet between a woman and a man. Both of them share a pair of black earphones connected to a black MP3 player.


P1 is a woman with brown hair in a braid. She wears a bright blue dress, covered by a pink vest. She wears bright blue shoes that have orange shoelaces.


P2 is a man with slicked-back brown hair, and sunglasses. He wears a mint-colored shirt which has two blue stripes, and one yellow stripe on it. He wears yellow-orange shorts with an orange belt. He also wears aqua sneakers.



P1 is the German YouTuber Emrah Tekin, known only as Emrah. He has short black hair, with a part of it laying on the left side,and beard, and he wears a dark grey-green T-shirt, black pants and black trainers.


P2 is the German YouTuber Joyce IIg, known only as Joyce. She has dark brown, tied up hair with a small bow, a dark grey tank top, black leggings and grey shoes.



The background takes place in a fish tank with a treasure chest, barrel, an octopus playing drums with the Just Dance logo on it, and seahorses in sunglasses playing guitars. During the chorus, a disco ball comes down and glowing jellyfish appear in the back. Behind the glass of the fish tank is a low-lit living room, which was recycled from Blame It On The Boogie.

Earphone Version

The background is a beach shore with a bluey-green colored van, a red surfing board, a lifeguard seat and palm trees. In most points through the routine, the background appears to cycle through different photo filters and zooms on it. At the bridge of the song, the background focuses on the dancers, who are inside a square that follows them. At the end of the routine, the background turns into an instant picture caught by P2's phone, with the two dancers posing within it.


The VIPMADE routine takes place in a living room with a green sofa, a small black table at his left with a plant, a large mirror with a grey frame and grey floor. There are many elements from the background of the Classic routine, along with a sea surface effect and a glass effect.

Gold Moves


There are 3 Gold Moves in the Classic and VIPMADE routines, all of which are the same.
All Gold Moves: Punch your right hand upward while walking to the left.

Earphones Version

There are 3 Gold Moves in the Earphone Version routine, all of which are the same.
All Gold Moves: Sway your right hand in a reversed "S" shape from the bottom.


  • The radio edit for this song (which "replaces f**king crazy" with "crazy-crazy", "god damn" with "hot damn", and "f**king delicious" with "so delicious") is used in-game.
    • "Damn" is additionally censored.
  • Cake By The Ocean is the third song in the franchise to feature Joe Jonas after Burnin' Up with the Jonas Brothers, and This Is Me.
    • However, this is his first song in the main series. This song is also his first in the games with DNCE, followed by Kissing Strangers.
  • This is the first song in the game to have a VIPMADE routine. It is followed by Oishii Oishii (which features Favij) and Hips Don’t Lie (which features Sophie Milzink).
  • This song had been planned to be officially revealed at Gamescom, but it was prematurely revealed two weeks earlier.[3]
  • In early drafts for the game, the background behind the fish tank was a diner with tables of ketchup and mustard instead of a living room. The octopus was whiter and the second seahorse has green arms instead of fuchsia arms.
  • The living room shown in the Classic routine behind the fish tank is recycled from Blame It on the Boogie.
  • In the VIPMADE routine, the pictograms slide on a duet bar and, because of this, they are more stretched horizontally.
  • In the menu icon, cover and Coach Selection Menu from the VIPMADE routine, both coaches look very different:
    • P1 has a slightly different haircut and wears a black and white Yankees jacket over a white T-shirt.
    • P2 has long red hair and wears a white dress.
  • The menu icon for the Earphones version was initially different: the wire for the earphones had the same outline as the coaches'. In the final version, it has no outline.
  • The Classic routine is the Just Dance 2017 routine with the shortest pictograms sprite (28 pictograms).
  • In an interview, the official costume designer for Ubisoft studios said that the costume for the Classic coach was the funniest to create, because she loves the idea of the "sea astronaut".[4]
  • A scoring detection file for the Earphones Version is called "cakebytheoceanalt_nae_nae.msm", in a reference to the famous Nae Nae dance.
  • Cake By The Ocean is one of the songs selected for the digital qualifications of Just Dance 2018 World Cup.[5]
  • The album coach for the Classic routine can be found in the demo files of Just Dance 2018, proving that it was intended to be available in the Kids Mode but removed from the final game.



In-Game Screenshots

Promotional Images

Behind the Scenes

Beta Elements

See also: Just Dance 2017/Beta Elements#Cake By The Ocean



Official Music Video




Earphones Version




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