The routine is technically single player, but the dancer switches through a total of four wardrobes. All used characters are men.
The first dancer has buzz-cut hair. He wears a purple fedora, a purple vest and tie over a green button down shirt, grey pants, and green shoes. His outline is green.
The second dancer wears a purple cap, an orange leather jacket, a purple shirt, dark grey pants, and neon orange shoes. His outline is orange.
The third dancer resembles a cross between Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson. He has shoulder length black hair. He wear a red headband, dark aviator sunglasses, an opened red jacket with purple belts, Union Jack leggings, and black boots. He makes a reappearance in Y.M.C.A.. His outline is red.
The fourth dancer has buzz-cut hair. He wears yellow shutter shade glasses, a purple and blue one-sleeved jacket with a cut-out shaped like tiger stripes, a light turquoise shirt, grey pants with multiple zipper pockets on each side, and purple and yellow sneakers. He ends the song. His outline is purple.
The dancer in battle is C3 with some changes. His hair is now red, his jacket now has some blue instead of black, and his glove color is light purple.
The background is based off the NBC reality show The Voice. The dance floor consists of a circular platform with colorful light-up panels behind, as well as the silhouette of an audience, and four judges on the turning chairs behind the panels.
There are 3 Gold Moves in the routine:
Gold Move 1: Put your right fist up. Gold Move 2: Raise your right hand slowly. Gold Move 3: Point to the screen with your right hand. This is the final move of the routine.
Two out of the four dancers have avatars in Just Dance 2014 being the first and the third. The first dancer's avatar can only be accessed after purchasing the song on Just Dance 2014, and the third dancer's avatar can only be unlocked in June.
In Just Dance 2016 however, C1 and C3’s avatars are available, along with a new avatar of C4.
The fourth coach appears on the NTSC box art with a different color scheme.
C1 appeared in the trailer for Gamescom. Near the end, he seems to do the choreography from the chorus, although he did not do it in the final gameplay.
In Just Dance 2015, the third coach’s avatar can be unlocked by achieving level 1000 on the World Dance Floor.
Also, his avatar has a different design, with his neck now visible right below his head in the avatar. This alteration was performed in Just Dance Wii U, and carried onto Just Dance 2015 and future games.
In the shop of Just Dance 2015, the main coach’s silhouette can be seen on the song icons which do not load up.
This song holds the record for the second highest number of Beta pictograms (30); many of them show moves that are actually part of the routine, but they have the same color as C3’s pictograms.
This may mean the coach was not meant to change his outfit during production.
This is also proven in the game trailer, where he performs moves that are assigned to C1 or C2.
In Just Dance Unlimited, the audience’s applause was removed from the end of the routine for a short period of time. However, it was re-added during the 2017 system only.
In the Puppet Master Mode, the coach fades in instead of walking from the left, the pictograms from the caption "Hypnotic Slaps" are red while the coach appears in its blue form and the caption "Russian Plane" appears twice.
This is the first Puppet Master Mode in which a certain caption is repeated throughout the song (without counting Party Masters from the following games).
The coaches for this track have appeared in 19 Dance Mashups, making the most Mashup appearances in the games.
The background was going to be different; it was going to show the words "MOVES LIKE JAGGER" in various colors on the big wall.
A beta color scheme for C3 is used in Puppet Master Modes as a "Strike The Pose!" picture.
Moves Like Jagger is the second routine to feature interchanging playable coaches, after Song 2.