|This article is about the first game in the series. You may be looking for the series of games released by Ubisoft or for Lady Gaga's song with the same name.|
|Released:|| NA November 17, 2009|
AU November 26, 2009
EU November 27, 2009
|Developed by:|| Ubisoft Paris |
|Succeeded by:||Just Dance 2|
Just Dance is a rhythm game developed and published by Ubisoft for the Wii, and it is the first in the video game series of the same name. It was released on November 17, 2009 in North America, November 26, 2009 in Australia, and November 27, 2009 in Europe. The title is derived from the 2008 Lady Gaga song of the same name whose choreography surfaces on Just Dance 2014 and later Just Dance Unlimited. In Just Dance, players use only the standard Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus and attempt to mimic all the moves of the on-screen silhouette dancer. Players earn points depending on what moves they perform and how well they perform them, and special Shake Moves in some songs earn the player bonus points if performed correctly.
The game has three gameplay modes: the normal mode, in which players pick any track and attempt to dance with the on-screen dancer; a "Last One Standing" mode, in which players are eliminated if they don't score enough points or make too many mistakes; and a "Strike a Pose" mode, in which players start and stop dancing as dictated by the on-screen dancer. There is also a "Practice" mode, in which players may dance to tracks without keeping score.
The game includes 33 music tracks. All routines are Solo.
- A "*" indicates that the song is a cover version, not the original.
- A "(3D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 3.
- An "(X-3D)" indicates that the song is also a DLC on Just Dance 3 for the Xbox 360 only.
- A "(K)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Kids.
- A "(K2014)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Kids 2014.
- A "(DOB)" indicates that the song is also on Dance on Broadway.
- An "(SD)" indicates that the song is also on The Smurfs Dance Party.
- A "(J)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii.
- A "(G)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance: Best Of/Just Dance: Greatest Hits.
- A "(NOW)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Now
- A "(JDU)" indicates that the song is in Just Dance Unlimited.
| Girls Just Want To Have Fun|
| Ring My Bell|
|A Little Less Conversation||Elvis Presley vs. JXL||2||2||1968||No|
| Cotton Eye Joe|
|Surfin' Bird||The Trashmen||1||3||1963||Yes|
| Heart of Glass|
(X-3D) (NOW) (JDU)
|Womanizer*|| Britney Spears|
(The Gym All-Stars)
|Groove Is in the Heart||Deee-Lite||3||2||1990||Yes|
|Jerk It Out||Caesars||3||3||2003||No|
| I Like to Move It (Radio Mix)|
(3D) (G) (SD) (K2014)
|Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman||2||2||1993||No|
| Hot n Cold|
(G) (NOW) (JDU)
| Mashed Potato Time|
(X-3D) (NOW) (JDU)
|Dee Dee Sharp||1||1||1962||No|
|Girls & Boys||Blur||2||2||1994||No|
(3D) (G) (DOB) (NOW) (JDU)
| Irene Cara|
(In The Style Of Irene Cara)
|Lump||The Presidents of the United States of America||1||3||1995||Yes|
| Kids in America|
|Pump Up the Jam||Technotronic||2||3||1989||No|
| I Get Around|
|The Beach Boys||2||1||1966||No|
| Le Freak|
| That's the Way (I Like It)|
(3D) (NOW) (JDU)
|KC and the Sunshine Band||3 (2)||1||1975||No|
| Louie Louie|
|Iggy Pop||1||3 (2)||1993||Yes|
| Funplex (CSS Remix)|
| Jin Go Lo Ba|
| Eye of the Tiger|
(G) (NOW) (JDU)
|Can't Get You Out of My Head||Kylie Minogue||2||1||2001||No|
| Acceptable in the 80s|
(X-3D) (G) (JDU)
| Who Let the Dogs Out?|
(3D) (G) (K) (SD) (NOW) (JDU)
| Step by Step |
(X-3D) (G) (NOW) (JDU)
|New Kids on the Block||2||2||1990||No|
| U Can't Touch This|
(3D) (G) (J) (NOW) (JDU)
|Warm Up||Crispy Duck||N/A||N/A||2009||No|
- This is the only Just Dance game which does not have:
- Gold Moves (Shake Moves are in place)
- Scrolling lyrics-lyrics do not scroll line by line as they do from Just Dance 2 onwards, but rather simply display a line or two at a time after which both then immediately change to the next portion of lyrics.
- However in DLCs such as Just Dance 3 or on Just Dance Greatest Hits there are line-by-line scrolling lyrics and, for the former, "Shout Out" on the Xbox 360.
- Also, on Just Dance Now and Unlimited the remade routine lyrics scroll with karaoke-style highlightation just like other songs, as well as the karaoke (sing along) feature on the latter where this is available.
- Songs in foreign languages
- Gloves on the coaches (Some do, such as Hot n Cold, although these are just for decoration and not for guidance)
- Songs from the 2010 decade (since the game was released in 2009)
- "Perfect" and "Good" moves
- PAL/NTSC exclusives
- Duets or Dance Crews/Quartets
- Songs with the title in the background.
- This is the only game in the main series that does have:
- A small arrow underneath the pictograms
- ''Great'' moves
- A silhouette behind the coaches
- Dancers with only one color besides white (in this case, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Surfin' Bird, and Womanizer)
- Percentage of certain ratings on the Score Recap screen (49% Great, for example). A similar feature was introduced in the World Dance Floor for eighth generation consoles on Just Dance 2017 however this gives the number of moves in a category (e.g. w OK, x GOOD, y PERFECT and z YEAH!), but Just Dance 1 was the only game to show this in percentages.
- Exclusively solo routines
- A visual 1, 2, 3, 4 count before the routine commences. (Just Dance Kids also has this but it is not in the main series.)
- However, TiK ToK has an audible 1, 2, 3, 4 countdown that can be heard in all versions of the routine: the original version Just Dance 2, Greatest Hits, and the remake in Now and Unlimited; a tap-tap-tap-tap can be distinctly heard before the first lyric scrolls up and the flashing triangle or spotlight is in time with this.
- Shake Moves (in later games there are Gold Moves instead.)
- This game has the worst reception (49%) out of all the games in the entire franchise.
- This is the second Just Dance game with fewest songs, being beaten by Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Edition, not counting Just Dance Summer Party/Just Dance 2: Extra Songs.
- This was the only game in the series to have been released in the month of November. Every game since this had an October release, also not counting Summer Party/Extra Songs.
- This game does not have DLCs. This is the first main installment to not have DLCs, this is later followed by Just Dance 2016 (they are replaced by Just Dance Unlimited for eighth generation platforms).
- None of the dancers in the trailer for the game made an appearance in the actual game, as they were only there for promotional reasons.
- However, the routines they performed were used.
- Julia Spiesser and Jérémy Paquet are the only choreographers for the dancers, each choreographing the characters of their matching genders. Thus, this is the game in the main series with the least number of choreographers and performers (2 each).
- It is the only game in the traditional series that was announced at Gamescom.
- The German version has a typo in the menu.
For a full list of Just Dance’s beta elements, see Just Dance (video game)/Beta Elements.