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Just Dance 2016
Released: NAOctober 20th, 2015[1]
AUOctober 22nd, 2015
EUOctober 22nd, 2015[2]
RUOctober 22nd, 2015
System(s): Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4
Developed by: Ubisoft France
Published by: Ubisoft
Genre(s): Dance, Rhythm
Rating(s): E10+, PEGI 3, 0+
Preceded by: Just Dance 2015
Succeeded by: Just Dance 2017

Just Dance 2016 is the seventh installment in the Just Dance franchise. The game was released on October 20, 2015 in the United States and on October 22, 2015 for the rest of the world, except for the UK where the release date was October 23, 2015.

Gameplay and Features

Introducing all new game modes on PS4™, Xbox One™ and Wii U™ consoles, with more focus on online and sharing features:

  • Dance Party” mode, where players can either work together with a common score bar or play against each other, as in previous games.
  • Sweat and Playlists” mode, to customize workout sessions.
  • Dance Quests” mode, completely different from its incarnation in Just Dance 4, where each quest has the player play through 3 pre-determined songs facing bots, trying to get one of the top 3 overall scores.
  • World Video Challenge” mode, where players send videos of their performances and challenge their friends and the whole Just Dance community to beat their score.
  • JDTV, where players can watch community made videos and fan made dances.
  • Introducing Showtime, a new feature for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U where players sing, act, and/or perform in front of their cameras to create shareable music videos. Only select songs are available in this mode.[3]
  • Additionally, Just Dance 2016 introduced Just Dance Unlimited, a new streaming service that will regularly deliver exclusive new content and offer subscribers 150 songs at launch. At launch, Unlimited also offers 4 Unlimited Exclusive Dance Quests. This service is exclusive to Xbox One, Wii U and PlayStation 4.
  • You can now use your smartphone as a controller to play the game on the Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One.[4][5] This allows Wii U and PS4 users to play with up to 6 players instead of 4, which is a feature previously exclusive to the Xbox One.
  • "Party Master Mode" Party Master returns, like previously as a Wii U exclusive. A fifth player can join and be the party’s DJ, using the Wii U gamepad to choose the songs and select the next dance moves.[6]
  • Community Remix, VIP, Score Challenges, kCal TrackerAutodance and World Dance Floor (for 7th Gen consoles only)  are all returning features.

















Track List

  • An asterisk (*) indicates that this song is covered in-game.
  • "(JDDP)" = Also featured on Just Dance: Disney Party, though with a different choreography and dancer.
  • "(PG)" = Song was proven to have been planned for a previous game.
  • "(SL)" = Sing-Along Mode.
  • "(D)" = This song was also in the demo version of the game (8th gen consoles only).
  • "(JDU2017)" = This song is on Just Dance Unlimited for Just Dance 2017.
  • "(R)" = This song is exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited outside of Russia.
  • "(JD2017 S) = This song is in-game on Just Dance 2017 at Switch only.
  • "(U)" = This song is exclusive to Ubisoft Club on Just Dance 2017 for 7th gen, 8th gen and PC Digital only.
  • On eighth gen consoles, the song list is ordered alphabetically, while on seventh gen consoles, the tracks are ordered as they are below.
 The game contains 43 tracks.
Song Artist Year Mode Menu Square
All About That Bass
Meghan Trainor 2014 Solo
No Control One Direction 2014 Dance Crew
I Gotta Feeling
The Black Eyed Peas 2009 Solo
Fancy Iggy Azalea Ft. Charli XCX 2014 Trio
These Boots Are Made For Walking* Nancy Sinatra (The Girly Team) 1966 Solo
Martin Garrix 2013 Duet
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars 2014 Solo
Balkan Blast Remix
Angry Birds 2015 Dance Crew
Heartbeat Song Kelly Clarkson 2015 Solo
Hey Mama
David Guetta Ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack 2014Trio
Ievan Polkka Hatsune Miku 2007 Solo
The Choice Is Yours Darius Dante Van Dijk 2015 Solo
Pitbull Ft. Chris Brown 2014 Solo
William Tell Overture
(JD2017 S)/(U)
Rossini 1829 Duet
Lights Ellie Goulding 2011 Solo
(JDU2017)/(JD2017 S)
Wanko Ni Mero Mero 2015 Solo
You Never Can Tell*
Chuck Berry (A. Caveman & The Backseats) 1963 Duet
Born This Way
Lady Gaga 2011 Trio
Kaboom Pow
Nikki Yanofsky 2014 Solo
When The Rain Begins To Fall* Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora (Sky Trucking) 1984 Duet
Same Old Love Selena Gomez 2015 Trio
Cool For The Summer
Demi Lovato 2015 Solo
Want To Want Me Jason Derulo 2015 Solo
Under the Sea*
(JDDP) (JDU2017)
Samuel E. Wright (Disney's "The Little Mermaid") 1989 Solo
(Seated Dance)
This Is How We Do Katy Perry 2013 Dance Crew
Hit The Road Jack* Ray Charles (Charles Percy) 1961 Duet
Junto a Ti Martina Stoessel & Lodovica Comello (Disney's "Violetta") 2012 Trio
(D) (JDU2017)
Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman 2014 Solo
Irish Meadow Dance
O'Callaghan's Orchestra 1856 Dance Crew
Rabiosa Shakira Ft. El Cata 2010 Solo
Britney Spears 2008 Dance Crew
You're The One That I Want*
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (From The Movie Grease) 1978 Duet
Hangover (BaBaBa)
Buraka Som Sistema 2011 Duet
I'm An Albatraoz
AronChupa 2014 Solo
Kool Kontact
Glorious Black Belts 1997 Duet
Nick Jonas 2014 Solo
Stuck On A Feeling Prince Royce 2014 Solo
Boys (Summertime Love)*


Sabrina (The Lemon Cubes) 1987 Trio
Drop the Mambo
Diva Carmina 2003 Solo
Gibberish MAX 2015 Duet 
Barry Manilow (Frankie Bostello) 1978 Dance Crew
Let's Groove* Earth, Wind & Fire (Equinox Stars) 1981 Trio
Stadium Flow Imposs 2015 Solo
IOWA 2012 Solo

Alternate Routines

Thirteen alternate routines are featured in Just Dance 2016.

Song Type/Mode Mode Dancer (s)
Uptown Funk
Tuxedo version Trio
Born This Way
Nerd version Solo
Car version Duet
Latin Fitness version Solo
Hey Mama Geisha version Trio
I Gotta Feeling Classroom version Duet
This Is How We Do Aerobics version Solo
Fancy Indian version Solo
All About That Bass Flower & Bee version Duet
Hit The Road Jack* Line Dance version Trio
Want To Want Me
Couple version Duet
Circus Extreme version Solo
Extreme version Solo

Party Master Modes

Song Dancer(s)
All About That Bass
Born This Way
Uptown Funk
Want To Want Me


There are 28 Mashups in the game, but only 9 of them are playable on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Also, there are 8 Mashups exclusive in Just Dance Unlimited.

  • "(W/8)" - Exclusive to the Wii and 8th Generation consoles.
  • "(P)" - Exclusive to PAL consoles.
  • "(UE)" - Exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited. (Note: Just Dance Unlimited Mashups do not have themes; instead in the theme column, they have their release month provided.) On December 23, 2016 all routines were removed.
  • "(2017)" - The Mashup is from Just Dance 2017.
  • "(REMOVED)" - The Mashup has been removed.
Song Mode Theme Icon Dancer Gold Move Dancer(s)
All About That Bass
Solo Divas Drop the Mambo No
Solo Club Feel So Right Yes
Balkan Blast Remix
Solo May Flashdance... What A Feeling No
AngryBirdsMU Cover Phone
Solo Sunglasses Summer Yes
Born This Way Trio Triplets Don't Worry Be Happy Yes
Boys (Summertime Love)
Solo Best of Just Dance 2016 All About That Bass No
Solo Geeks Ievan Polkka Yes
Circus Solo Show-off Beauty and a Beat Yes
Solo July Can't Get Enough Yes
CopacabanaMU Cover Phone
Drop the Mambo Solo Don't Touch Bad Romance Yes
Fancy Solo Retro Men Soul Searchin' Yes
Solo June Where Have You Been
FunMU Cover Phone
Hangover (BaBaBa)
Solo High Energy Applause Yes
I Gotta Feeling Solo Hops & Jumps Sexy And I Know It Yes
I'm An Albatraoz
Solo Merry Go Round Addicted To You Yes
Ievan Polkka Duet B.F.F. Blurred Lines Yes
Irish Meadow Dance
Solo April Acceptable in the 80s Yes
SaintPatrickMU Cover Phone
Let's Groove
Solo Just Shine I Love It Yes
Solo Pink Hair Maps Yes
No Control
Solo January Waking Up in Vegas No
Nocontrolmu cover online
Rabiosa Dance Crew Bring Your Friends Dynamite Yes
Same Old Love
Solo February Roar Yes
StargateMU Cover Phone
(2017) (REMOVED)
Solo Sweatember Ghostbusters (Sweat) Yes
SeptemberMU Cover Phone
Stadium Flow
Solo Girl Power You Make Me Feel... Yes
Stuck On A Feeling
Solo Suit Up! Superstition No
Teacher Solo Costume Party Who Let the Dogs Out? Yes
This Is How We Do
Solo December Gold Dust Yes
Thisishowmu cover online
Uptown Funk Solo Behind the Scenes Love Me Again Yes
Want To Want Me
Solo November Wild Yes
WantToWantMeMU Cover Online


Song Icon
All About That Bass
Born This Way
Hey Mama
I Gotta Feeling
You're The One That I Want
Uptown Funk
This Is How We Do
Want To Want Me
When The Rain Begins To Fall

Community Remix

Except for Uptown Funk's Community Remix, no Community Remix is available on the Wii.

  • (U) indicates that the Community Remix will be exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited due to the song only being playable on Just Dance Unlimited.
Song Contest Entry Dates Date Released
Uptown Funk October 20, 2015 - October 22, 2015 Launch
The Choice Is Yours October 20, 2015 - November 2, 2015, December 7, 2015 - January 3, 2016 January 8, 2016
All About That Bass November 19, 2015 - December 6th, 2015 December 22, 2015
I Gotta Feeling January 8, 2016 - February 3, 2016 March 10, 2016
Hey Mama February 10th, 2016 - March 2016 April 5, 2016
Ievan Polkka March 10th, 2016 - April 5th, 2016 April 28, 2016
I'm An Albatraoz April 5th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016 May 26, 2016
Break Free (U) June 23rd, 2016 - July 11th, 2016 Canceled
Animals (Extreme Version) N/A June 30, 2016
Taste The Feeling (Alternate) (U) July 11th, 2016 - August 9th, 2016 September 1, 2016

Uplay Unlockables

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
(JD2) (G) (JD3) (JD4) (8G)
Sorcerer 2010 Solo
Sentai Express 2011 Dance Crew
Feel So Right
Imposs Ft. Konshens 2013 Solo
(JD2014) (8G)
Bog Bog Orkestar 2013 Solo
Isidora jdn
Epic Sirtaki*
(JD2015) (8G)
The Cast of Zorba the Greek (The Bouzouki's) 2014 Trio
XMas Tree
Bollywood Santa 2014 Duet
You're On My Mind
(JD2015) (8G)
Imposs ft. J.Perry 2014 Dance Crew

Unlimited Exclusives

For the full list of tracks, see Just Dance Unlimited.


Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
(Felix Jaehn Remix)
OMI 2014 Dance Crew
Улыбайся (Smile) IOWA 2012 Solo

November 25, 2015

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Better When I’m Dancin’ Meghan Trainor 2015 Solo

January 20, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Shut Up and Dance Walk the Moon 2014 Duet

February 26, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Get Ugly Jason Derulo 2015 Trio

March 10, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Taste The Feeling Avicii vs. Conrad Sewell 2016 Solo

April 21, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz 2013 Solo

May 19, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Hold My Hand Jess Glynne 2015 Solo

June 9, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Stadium Flow
Imposs 2015 Solo

July 11, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
Taste The Feeling (Alternate) Avicii vs. Conrad Sewell 2016 Solo

August 11, 2016

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
This Is How We Do (Fanmade) Katy Perry 2014 Solo
ThisIsHowFAN Cover Phone


Critical Reception

Steve Hannley of Hardcore Gamer criticized Just Dance 2016 for its lack of differentiation from previous versions, especially for a franchise described as having reached "Guitar Hero levels of saturation". Although the Dance Quest mode was partially praised for being a new feature at all, it was declared redundant to manually picking three songs to play in a row, and all of the new modes in 2016 were panned for being "glorified ways to play the game in exactly the same way". The soundtrack was considered to be worse than that of Just Dance 2015 (which he had previously described as having the worst in series history), citing "terrible" songs, lacking "underground" electronic dance music, and containing too many older songs (noting that only 8 of the 44 on-disc songs were released within the year). The Just Dance Now service was speculated as being the potential future of the franchise, noting that "at $39.99 a year (or the insane $6.99 a month), it's priced just under the cost of the game at retail and considering the gameplay hasn't changed the past three years, it makes sense to simply phase this in as the complete replacement of annual releases." In conclusion, Hannley gave Just Dance 2016 a 2.5 out of 5, concluding that "while the core gameplay remains fun despite some questionable choreography, the overall package reeks of complete and utter apathy. Basic Kinect features have been stripped, there's an unnecessary focus on smartphone use and only eight licensed songs of the over forty included in total are from this year, which is a huge issue considering that the series has devolved into a glorified track pack."[7]

Behind the Scenes

  • Hey Mama (P1/P3)
  • Hey Mama (P2)
  • Hey Mama (Before costumes)
  • Hey Mama Comparison
  • All About That Bass
  • All About That Bass Comparison
  • Uptown Funk (C2)
  • Uptown Funk Comparison (C2)
  • Born This Way (P1/P3)
  • Born This Way (P2)
  • William Tell - Overture
  • William Tell - Overture (Before costumes)
  • Hangover (BaBaBa) (Before costumes)
  • Want to Want Me
  • Ievan Polkka
  • Animals
  • Animals (before costumes)
  • Alkis Argyriadis (Creative Director of JD) wearing the I Gotta Feeling panda head
  • Circus
  • Circus (before the costumes)
  • Blame (before costumes)
  • Boys (Summertime Love) [before costumes]
  • Fun
  • Balkan Blast Remix
  • Gibberish
  • Smile (Улыбайся)
  • Teacher
  • Kaboom Pow
  • Kool Kontact P1/P2
  • Animals (Alternative)
  • Lights (before costumes)
  • Lights
  • Chiwawa
  • Same Old Love
  • I'm An Albatraoz
  • Stuck On A Feeling
  • Rabiosa
  • Get Ugly


  • On the Wii, if you pause(press +) at the last minute of a song then play it, after the song end a glitch might appear. The scores and the button "continue" will vanish.
  • Electro Body Combat is heard throughout the teaser.
  • This is the third game in the series (after Just Dance 3 and Just Dance 2015) to be released in the U.S. several days earlier than in the rest of the world.
    • It is also the second game to have console-exclusive Mashups after Just Dance 4.
  • The song selection menu for eight generation consoles is similar to Just Dance Now’s.
  • The Community Remix has a new look (except for Uptown Funk). It now features the original dance with the people edited into it.
  • The music heard in the teaser was used before in the Just Dance 2015 - Exclusive Uplay Rewards [UK] video, which was used to promote rewards on Just Dance 2015.[8]
  • Exclusive to eight generation systems, the scoring system (X, OK, GOOD, PERFECT and YEAH!) has a new sparkly effect and the stars in the star bar have a new beat system.
  • Imposs' Stadium Flow is used for the game's demo trailer.[9] Its preview video was also the last to be released.
  • PS4 and Wii U players can now enjoy several features previously exclusive to the Xbox One. Up to six players can now play the game with the use of smartphones in addition to motion controllers, with up to two players playing as the same coach.
  • This is the first entry in the main series since the original Just Dance game to not have a Rihanna song or any DLC (both original and recycled), though eight generation users have the option to subscribe to Just Dance Unlimited.
    • Despite this, all versions of the game has a screen that reads "Music Downloads are not rated by ESRB/PEGI" shown on startup.
  • This is the third game in the main series to not have a beta dancer on the PAL cover.
  • This game introduces Trio Mashups, though at launch, only one song (Born This Way) has this feature.
  • The Mashup theme Suit Up! was recycled from Just Dance 2015, thus making it the only Mashup theme to be recycled.
  • Mojo has been devalued on eight generation consoles at a rate of 1 to 100. For example, each earned star now awards 100 mojo instead of 1 (similar to Just Dance 4). As a result, unlockables now cost more Mojo to unlock.
  • On seventh gen consoles, the menu layout and the U.I. is recycled from Just Dance 2015 with slight updates.[10]
  • The U.S. version of the game comes with a code for Just Dance Unlimited that lasts 48 hours (2 days) while all other regional versions come with a code that lasts 30 days. It is possible that this is due to the fact that the Gold Edition of the game is exclusive to the U.S.
  • If saved data from previous Just Dance games is present on a console upon boot up, the following three avatars will be unlocked:
    • Raving Rabbid Avatar
    • Santa Avatar
    • Barbara Avatar[11]
  • In all of the track preview trailers, the star sound is shortened, producing a sharp sound. In the final game, the star sound is fuller and louder.
  • On the Xbox One, pressing the home button to return to the Xbox Home puts the game in a standby state where the background moves to a rhythm but the game is frozen and there is no sound until reentering the game.
  • Wii U players cannot go home to the console's main menu while playing a song, even if it's offline.
  • One of the Mojo-Unlockable avatars in the game does not have a sticker appearance like all of the other avatars.[12]
  • A promotion launched by Ubisoft allowed people to purchase Just Dance 2016 and One Direction's Made in the A.M. together on Amazon at a special discounted rate.[13]
  • Ubisoft has sponsored multiple videos regarding this game, such as:
    • Just Dance 2016 (Teens React Gaming)[14]
    • Teens Teach Their Parents How To Dance // Presented by BuzzFeed & Just Dance 2016[15]
  • Starting November 25, 2015 (GMT), there is a sale where subscriptions for Just Dance Unlimited were 40% off.[16] This ended on December 2, 2015.
  • Every song from the twentieth century is covered.
  • Just Dance 2016 won the 'Favorite Video Game' award in the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards.
  • Sometimes, the 8th-gen versions of the game are affected by a glitch: some avatars from Dance Quests will not be unlocked although the player actually completed them.[17]
  • On March 15th, 2016, the "Star Remix / Community Remix" section of Just Dance Unlimited was simply renamed to "Community".[18]
  • On seventh generation consoles, there is an error where an effect from the main menu of the game will appear while playing a routine.[19]
    • Additionally, on the PlayStation 3 version of the game, there is a glitch where the "Add challengers" option will mostly disappear in all coach selection screens.
  • Taste The Feeling can be played on 8th Gen Consoles for free, if the console is connected to the internet.
  • On the Wii U, it is not possible now to show your avatar, while holding "A".

Beta Elements

For a full list of Just Dance 2016’s beta elements, see Just Dance 2016/Beta Elements.


For a full list of Just Dance 2016's achievements, see Just Dance 2016 Achievements .





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