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Just Dance
Just Dance Box Art
Released: NA November 17, 2009
AU November 26, 2009
EU November 27, 2009
System(s): Wii
Developed by: Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Milan
Published by: Ubisoft
Genre(s): Rhythm
Rating(s): E10+, PEGI3
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.

Gameplay

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.

Track List

The game includes 33 music tracks. All routines are Solo.

Song Artist Difficulty Effort Year Menu Square Shake
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
 (NOW) (JDU)
Cyndi Lauper 1 2 1983
Tex1 256x256 f309197246182d76 14
No
Ring My Bell
 (G)
Anita Ward 2 1 1979
Tex1 256x256 3837d6b6ec9ec74f 14
No
A Little Less Conversation Elvis Presley vs. JXL 2 2 1968
Tex1 256x256 38c61ad467c48499 14
No
Cotton Eye Joe
 (NOW) (JDU)
Rednex 1 3 1994
Tex1 256x256 e8b8162436bdcc18 14
No
Surfin' Bird The Trashmen 1 3 1963
Tex1 256x256 cf9405b6cd238958 14
Yes
Heart of Glass
 (X-3D) (NOW) (JDU)
Blondie 2 1 1979
Tex1 256x256 aa5f75adda4f1520 14
No
Womanizer* Britney Spears
(The Gym All-Stars)
2 1 2008
Tex1 256x256 61010400647dc887 14
No
Groove Is in the Heart Deee-Lite 3 2 1990
Tex1 256x256 3bdbf5da91fbac75 14
Yes
Jerk It Out Caesars 3 3 2003
Tex1 256x256 a21c40b2f160669d 14
No
I Like to Move It (Radio Mix)
(3D) (G) (SD) (K2014)
Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman 2 2 1993
Tex1 256x256 bf086012c8d101d8 14
No
Hot n Cold
 (G) (NOW) (JDU)
Katy Perry 1 3 2008
Tex1 256x256 0023e1cb6d65a81a 14
No
Mashed Potato Time
 (X-3D) (NOW) (JDU)
Dee Dee Sharp 1 1 1962
Tex1 256x256 dfb7ff6b45e3ac60 14
No
Girls & Boys Blur 2 2 1994
Tex1 256x256 b738d2e719741e40 14
No
Fame*
(3D) (G) (DOB) (NOW) (JDU)
Irene Cara
(In The Style Of Irene Cara)
1 3 1980
Tex1 256x256 bc51964fc6a219a3 14
No
Lump The Presidents of the United States of America 1 3 1995
Tex1 256x256 9d741447f439a838 14
Yes
Kids in America
 (3D) (K)
Kim Wilde 2 2 1981
Tex1 256x256 6cdf7bd00f6ce056 14
No
Pump Up the Jam Technotronic 2 3 1989
Tex1 256x256 18cc4c3526b48cfe 14
No
I Get Around
 (NOW) (JDU)
The Beach Boys 2 1 1966
Tex1 256x256 360808dcdd1cbd3e 14
No
Le Freak
 (NOW) (JDU)
Chic 2 1 1978
Tex1 256x256 10c45a3088483723 14
No
That's the Way (I Like It)
 (3D) (NOW) (JDU)
KC and the Sunshine Band 3 (2) 1 1975
Tex1 256x256 b29bc9bb1533d2b8 14
No
Louie Louie
(X-3D)
Iggy Pop 1 3 (2) 1993
Tex1 256x256 843fa6210e820a4b 14
Yes
Funplex (CSS Remix)
(X-3D)
The B-52's 2 2 2008
Tex1 256x256 d69a99f7b2011fe4 14
Yes
Jin Go Lo Ba
 (X-3D) (G)
Fatboy Slim 3 2 2004
Tex1 256x256 47c6ad0fc6f2584c 14
Yes
Dare
 (3D) (G)
Gorillaz 2 1 2005
Tex1 256x256 563c9c518ae1e09c 14
No
Bebe Divine Brown 2 1 2008
Bebe jd1
No
Eye of the Tiger
 (G) (NOW) (JDU)
Survivor 1 3 (2) 1982
Tex1 256x256 de3aaa3ec549a1b1 14
Yes
Can't Get You Out of My Head Kylie Minogue 2 1 2001
Tex1 256x256 49acf83311fc0a53 14
No
Acceptable in the 80s
 (X-3D) (G) (JDU)

(NOW)

Calvin Harris 3 3 2007
Tex1 256x256 9fbf76c0705f8208 14
No
Who Let the Dogs Out?
 (3D) (G) (K) (SD) (NOW) (JDU)
Baha Men 3 2 2000
Tex1 256x256 e60833071b950e4a 14
Yes
Wannabe
 (J)
Spice Girls 1 2 1996
Tex1 256x256 e82884267472d4cc 14
No
Step by Step 
(X-3D) (G) (NOW) (JDU)
New Kids on the Block 2 2 1990
Tex1 256x256 2ac0d2104f756c0a 14
No
U Can't Touch This
 (3D) (G) (J) (NOW) (JDU)
MC Hammer 2 3 1990
Tex1 256x256 f26f40e6c669ac97 14
No
Warm Up Crispy Duck N/A N/A 2009
Warm Up Square
No

Trivia

  • 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.
      • Also, on Just Dance Now and Unlimited, the 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)
    • Stars
    • "PERFECT", "GOOD" and "YEAH" moves
    • Duets
    • Songs with the title in the background
    • songs to be bought-Games from Just Dance 2 To Just Dance 2015 have got DLCs,while games from Just Dance 2016 onwards have got Just Dance Unlimited(Only for 8 generation consolles)
  • 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).
    • 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, several songs in Just Dance 2 have an audible "1, 2, 3, 4" countdown that can be heard.
    • 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, and 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 (not counting spin-offs).
  • This game does not have DLCs.
  • 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.

Beta Elements

For a full list of Just Dance’s beta elements, see Just Dance (video game)/Beta Elements.

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References

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Main series
Just DanceJust Dance 2Just Dance 3Just Dance 4Just Dance 2014Just Dance 2015Just Dance 2016Just Dance 2017Just Dance 2018
Additional games
Just Dance: Summer Party/Extra SongsJust Dance: Greatest Hits/Best OfJust Dance NowJust Dance Unlimited
Asian spinoffs
Japanese series
Just Dance WiiJust Dance Wii 2Just Dance Wii UYo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Edition
Chinese series
舞力全开2015舞力全开:活力派舞力全开2017
Kids series
Just Dance KidsJust Dance Kids 2Just Dance Kids 2014
Disney series
Just Dance: Disney PartyJust Dance: Disney Party 2
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