Just Dance 2018
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Released: NAOctober 24, 2017[1]
EUOctober 26, 2017[2]
System(s): Wii, Wii U, Switch, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Developed by: Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Milan
Ubisoft Shanghai
Published by: Ubisoft
Genre(s): Dance, Rhythm
Rating(s): E10+, PEGI 3, 0+, L, G, O+, ALL, 0
Preceded by: Just Dance 2017

Just Dance 2018 is set to be the ninth main series game in the Just Dance series. The game was revealed at E3 2017 on June 12, 2017, and is set to be released on October 24, 2017 for North America[3], and on October 26, 2017 for Europe, Australia, and Asia.[4]

Gameplay and Features

  • Unlock tons of rewards as you progress in the game! Track your progress through the different game modes, complete daily quests to unlock exclusive rewards as you improve and learn more about the secrets of Just Dance.[5]
  • Just Dance Unlimited (8th-Gen and Nintendo Switch only)[6]
    • The dance-on-demand service is back and brings fresh content to all game modes!
    • More than 300+ songs will be available at launch and more content, including EXCLUSIVE songs, will be added throughout the year!
    • 300+ tracks are at your fingertips with the included three-month trial of Just Dance Unlimited.
  • Just Dance Controller (for Android and iOS only; the Windows Phone version is oboslete and only works with the 2016 iteration)[6]
    • "Your smartphone acts as a tracking device and scores your moves - no camera, Kinect, or PS Move required!"
    • Take photos of your Just Dance moments, apply fun filters, and share them on your favorite social networks!
    • Access Just Dance TV video content anywhere, anytime. Watch, like, and share exclusive videos including autodances, dance lessons, behind the scenes videos and Just Dance Minutes.
    • Play with up to 6 players simultaneously (up to 8 players on the Nintendo Switch).
  • World Dance Floor
    • Join the biggest online dance party in the revamped World Dance Floor and compete to win rewards.
  • Kids Mode[6]
    • The youngest players will have a blast with the most fun dance playground: the brand new Kids mode! (Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4)
      • 8 new routines were created with the help of kids’ development experts to encourage healthy movement.
      • Thanks to a tailored interface, scoring, and special characters, kids will be able to safely enjoy the game in complete autonomy with positive and supportive feedback.
  • Double Rumble (Nintendo Switch exclusive)[6]
    • 5 exclusive Double Rumble choreographies puts the control in both of your hands for the first time in a Just Dance game – hold a Joy-Con in each hand, and feel the vibrations as you experience what it’s like to play in a Mariachi band, or take charge of a 5 star kitchen.
      • Replicate the moves and feel the vibes of the music in the palms of your hands thanks the Joy-Cons’ unique HD Rumble vibration system.
  • Dance Lab
    • A story mode like Just Dance Machine from Just Dance 2017 where it gives you certain short dances eg. Hip Hop or Boxer. You dance as well as you can to fill the bar. [4]

Scoring Changes

  • A new score rating for judging accuracy,"SUPER", has been added to the game. It stands between the existing ratings of "GOOD" and "PERFECT".
  • In addition to the existing "Superstar", which was introduced in Just Dance 2017, "Megastar" has been added to the game, which is obtained by scoring at least 12,000 points.



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Track List

  • An asterisk (*) indicates that this song is covered in-game.
  • (K) indicates that this song is also available in Kids Mode.
  • (S) indicates that this song is available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.
  • (3W) indicates that this song has been in Just Dance 3 on Wii.
  • (WIIJPN) indicates that this song has been in Just Dance Wii.
  • (UNLOCKGIFT) indicated that this song must be unlocked by earning all 10 stickers from the gift machine.[citation needed]
  • (UNLOCK2) indicates that this song needs to be unlocked from dancing 2 songs. [7]
The game contains 42 tracks.[8]
Song Artist Year Mode Menu Square
Rockabye (UNLOCK2) Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie 2016 Duet
24K Magic Bruno Mars 2016 Duet
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Footloose* (UNLOCK2) Kenny Loggins
(Top Culture)
1984 Solo
Despacito Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee 2017 Dance Crew
Swish Swish Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj 2017 Dance Crew
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Sugar Dance (UNLOCK2) The Just Dance Band 2017 Solo
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Make It Jingle Big Freedia 2016 Solo
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Kissing Strangers (UNLOCK2) DNCE ft. Nicki Minaj 2017 Duet
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Dharma (UNLOCK2) Headhunterz & KSHMR 2016 Solo
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Blue (Da Ba Dee)* (K) (UNLOCK2) Eiffel 65 (Hit The Electro Beat) 1999 Solo
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Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (UNLOCK2) Shakira 2010 Trio
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The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) (UNLOCK2) Bebe Rexha ft. Lil Wayne 2017 Duet
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Side to Side Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj 2016 Solo
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Automaton Jamiroquai 2017 Solo
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Chantaje Shakira ft. Maluma 2016 Duet
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Bubble Pop! Hyuna 2011 Trio
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Love Ward Hatsune Miku 2009 Trio
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Daddy Cool* (K) Boney M.
(Groove Century)
1976 Solo
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Naughty Girl (UNLOCK2) Beyoncé 2003 Solo
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John Wayne Lady Gaga 2016 Solo
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Blow Your Mind (Mwah) (UNLOCK2) Dua Lipa 2016 Solo
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Beep Beep I’m A Sheep (K) (UNLOCK2) LilDeuceDeuce ft. BlackGryph0n & TomSka 2017 Solo
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How Far I’ll Go* (K) Auli'i Cravalho (Disney's Moana) 2016 Solo
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Bad Liar (UNLOCK2) Selena Gomez 2017 Solo
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Diggy (UNLOCK2) Spencer Ludwig 2017 Solo
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All You Gotta Do (Is Just Dance) (UNLOCKGIFT) The Just Dance Band 2017 Solo
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Got That (UNLOCK2) Gigi Rowe 2017 Solo
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Slumber Party (UNLOCK2) Britney Spears ft. Tinashe 2016 Dance Crew
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Another One Bites the Dust (UNLOCK2) Queen 1980 Dance Crew
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Tumbum Yemi Alade 2016 Dance Crew
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Keep on Moving (UNLOCK2) Michelle Delamor 2017 Solo
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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini* (UNLOCK2) Brian Hyland
(The Sunlight Shakers)
1960 Duet
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Risky Business (UNLOCK2) Jorge Blanco 2017 Solo
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Instruction (UNLOCK2) Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don 2017 Solo
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Sayonara (UNLOCK2) Wanko Ni Mero Mero 2017 Solo
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Fight Club (UNLOCK2) Lights 2017 Solo
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Shape of You Ed Sheeran 2017 Solo
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New Face (UNLOCK2) PSY 2017 Trio
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Boom Boom (UNLOCK2) Iggy Azalea ft. Zedd 2017 Trio
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Carmen (Overture)* Georges Bizet
(The Just Dance Orchestra)
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In the Hall of the Pixel King* (UNLOCK2) Edvard Grieg/Ludwig van Beethoven
(Dancing Bros.)
1876 Solo
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Just Mario (S) (WIIJPN) (3) Ubisoft Meets Nintendo 2011 Solo
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Ubisoft Club Exclusives

These songs can be unlocked on Just Dance 2018 through Ubisoft Club.

Song Artist Year Mode Menu Square
Thumbs Sabrina Carpenter 2016 Solo
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Kids Mode

Main article: Kids Mode

These are the 8 special choreographies that will be featured in Just Dance 2018 Kids Mode.

  • An asterisk (*) indicates that this song is covered in-game.
Song Artist Year Mode Menu Square
Happy Farm Groove Century 2017 Solo
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Fearless Pirate Marine Band 2017 Solo
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Magic Halloween Halloween Thrills 2017 Duet
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Amazing Girl The Girly Team 2017 Solo
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Funky Robot Dancing Bros. 2017 Solo
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Pixie Land The Sunlight Shakers 2017 Solo
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(Kids Version)
Kenny Loggins
(Top Culture)
1984 Solo
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Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
(Kids Version)
Shakira 2010 Solo
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(Remastered Version, by Barbie)


Wanko Ni Mero Mero 2015 Solo
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Daddy Cool* Boney M (Groove Century) 1976 Solo
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Blue (Da Ba Dee)* Eiffel 65 (Hit The Electro Beat) 1999 Solo
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Beep Beep I'm A Sheep LilDeuceDeuce ft. BlackGryph0n & TomSka 2017 Solo
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How Far I'll Go* Disney's Moana 2016 Solo
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Double Rumble

Main article: Double Rumble
  • All known Double Rumble routines are solo.
  • All Double Rumble is exclusive for Nintendo Switch only.
Song Artist Dancer(s)
Better Call The Handyman


Just Vibes
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El Sabor Del Ritmo


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Food Paradise


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Sports ’Til I Drop


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Tales Of The Dark


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Alternate Routines

NOTE: All Alternates must be unlocked with the coin machine. It's unknown if 7th Gen uses the machine.

Song Routine Mode Menu Squares
24K Magic Extreme Version


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Another One Bites the Dust Stunt Version


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Automaton Tomato Version


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Bubble Pop! Bubble Gum Version


Dance Crew
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Chantaje Subway Version


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Despacito Extreme Version


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Dharma Fight Version


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John Wayne Extreme Version


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Kissing Strangers Charleston Version


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Side To Side Cycling Version


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Tumbum Extreme Version


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Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) Football Version


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Unlimited Exclusives

  • (V.I.P.) indicates that this routine is a "VIP" alternate (similar to Just Dance 2015) to a song on the main tracklist

Available at launch

Song Artist Year Mode Dancer(s)
J'suis pas jalouse Andy Raconte 2017 Duet
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VIPMADE Luciano Spinelli
Solnyshko DEMO 1999 Solo
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  • Just Dance 2018 marks the second time the crown icon which denotes which player in a multiplayer match is in the lead has been changed since the introduction of the feature in Just Dance 2 and the crown change in Just Dance 2014. Instead of a rendered 3D crown, the icon is now a flat white 2D icon inside of a bubble of the same color as the player currently in the lead with a white outline around the bubble.
  • Just Dance 2018’s pictograms have an effect where they will beat in time with the song on every other beat (as opposed to the pictogram bar, which still beats on every beat).
  • Just Dance 2018 marks the first time the pictograms have shadows.
  • Just Dance 2018 is the third game confirmed by Ubisoft to have Just Dance Unlimited.
  • Just Dance 2018 is the first game in the series to have "May contain content inappropriate for children" on its ESRB label.[citation needed]
    • Despite this, the game still maintains the series' customary E10+ rating.
  • Just Dance 2018 features two artists (Jamiroquai and Boney M.) who hold the record for the longest gap between two songs in the series.
  • The songs Automaton, Bubble Pop!, and The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) were played during the presentation of the game at E3, with Bebe Rexha there in person to sing The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)
    • This was the third time Ubisoft has brought in an artist to perform at the announcement of a new Just Dance game, after Flo Rida, who performed Good Feeling, and Jason Derulo, who performed Want To Want Me.
  • During the E3 presentation, dancers wearing the following costumes appeared:
  • The preview videos for these songs contain pictogram errors wherein, during the fading phase of pictogram, they are replaced by a random pictogram from the same song:
    • Keep On Moving
    • Got That
    • Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
    • Footloose
    • John Wayne
    • Side To Side
    • Daddy Cool
    • Make It Jingle
    • Love Ward
    • Bubble Pop!
    • Chantaje
    • Automaton
    • The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)
    • 24K Magic
    • Rockabye
    • Naughty Girl
    • Carmen (Overture)
  • The preview gameplay videos available on the official US and UK Just Dance YouTube channels differ for the songs shown at E3. For example, Automaton shows the first chorus and the second verse on the US account, but it shows the second chorus and the bridge on the UK one.
    • But some song previews have the same part with an additional part in each region. Some examples are, Rockabye, and How Far I'll Go.
  • Several coaches from Just Dance 2017, and Just Dance Unlimited appear in the announcement banner.
  • Just Dance 2018 is the fourth game in the series in which the menu icons are cropped from squares into another shape, in this case, super-ellipses.
    • The first one was Just Dance 2, the second was Just Dance 3 (both of which cropped squares into circles) and the third was the Wii, Wii U, and PS3 versions of Just Dance 4 (which cropped squares into D shapes).
  • Lyrics appear slightly different than previous games - a diagonal line protrudes from the bottom edge of the screen and the lyrics follow the contour of that line when they scroll up.
    • Also, when a gray line scrolls up from the "next line" line and begins highlighting, the gray line that replaces it will "swoop in" from the bottom of the screen, similarly to Just Dance Now.
    • The diagonal line disappears when lyrics aren't shown.
  • Squares are much more zoomed in on the coaches than in previous games.
  • The titles for the UK previews of Footloose, John Wayne and Kissing Strangers contain the word "[OFFICIEL]" (the French word for "official") instead of its English counterpart.[13]
  • Just Dance 2018 marks the second time an artist, in this case Nicki Minaj, has 3 songs in the same game included on the disc. The first time was the Best Buy edition of Just Dance 3, where the artist with three songs was Katy Perry.
  • Just Dance 2018 marks the first time in the Just Dance series that the Ubisoft logo has changed. The new Ubisoft logo (also known as "The UbiSwirl") was initially shown to the public on the UbiBlog on May 31, 2017. The logo animation movie was shown for the first time in Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.[14]
  • The PC game release was leaked on the ESRB label for the game, making Just Dance 2018 the second game that has been released for the PC after Just Dance 2017.
  • On Nintendo Switch, the Joy-Cons vibrate with the rhythm of music even outside of Double Rumble routines.[citation needed]
  • This is the first game since Just Dance 2014 to have two on-disc alternates for one song. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) has a kids version alternate and a Dance Crew alternate.
  • This is the first game since Just Dance 2 to not feature any song from The Black Eyed Peas or any of its members.
  • The Gold Move effect is similar to Just Dance 2017 but it has less particles and a red glow effect
    • In the preview video of Me Too on Just Dance Now, the full Gold Move effect uses a similar red glow effect.
  • If the game is pre-ordered from the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 4, the player can use the following PlayStation Network avatars as their avatar:[15]
  • Just like the last three games, Just Dance 2018 has captions for every alternate routine that is unlocked. Here are the captions attributed to each routine, in order of when they are unlocked:
    • Another One Bites the Dust[12] - Be a real action hero!
    • Automaton[12] - Ketchup or mustard?
    • Bubble Pop![12] - You'll be stuck in the sound...
    • Chantaje[12] - You've got a ticket to ride!
    • Dharma[12] - Face your opponent!
    • Side to Side[12] - Work out like a diva!
    • Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)[12] - Straight to the goal!
    • Kissing Strangers[12] - Put on your dancing shoes!
    • 24K Magic[12] - Be as good as gold...
    • Despacito[12] - Ready for some latin vibes?
    • Tumbum[12] - Warm up the place!
    • John Wayne[12] - Welcome to the Far West!

Beta Elements

For a full list of Just Dance 2018’s beta elements, see Just Dance 2018/Beta Elements.


Unknown Routines

Promotional Images

Behind The Scenes


Official Teasers







Song Reveals

Promotional Content


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  16. Posted June 2, 2017: (Translation: "Tomorrow we'll start giving you hints about new stuff we will show at E3! Stay tuned...")
  17. (Translation: "You'll be excited!")
  27. (Translation: "It's way more interesting to watch domino falling slooowly.")
  28. (Translation: "Who said #JustDance players don't like football?)

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