This article is about the song by Wham!. You may be looking for the song by Avicii with a similar name.

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! is featured on Just Dance 2, Just Dance Unlimited, and Just Dance Now.

The From the Emoji Movie routine also appears in Kids Mode in Just Dance 2018.

Appearance of the Dancer

Just Dance 2

The dancer is a man with pink curly hair. He is wearing a green v-neck sweater with a pink shirt tucked underneath. He is also wearing a pink wristband, blue and pink baseball shorts, pink socks, white and green checkered Converse shoes, and pink sunglasses.


In the remake, he looks slightly more realistic, and the pattern of his shoes is much more visible. He fades away with a bubbly effect.

From The Emoji Movie


P1 is Gene from The Emoji Movie. He is a yellow emoji with a small yellow tuft combed on the right, brown eyebrows and green eyes. His glove is green and his tights are cyan.


P2 is Jailbreak from The Emoji Movie. She is a brown emoji with a black beanie, blue-purple hair, black eyebrows, long eyelashes and brown eyes. Her glove is red and her tights are purple.


Just Dance 2

The background is green with cyan baseball lights shining on the wall. The wall has pink lines in the upper middle.


The remade background looks more detailed and animated, and repeats of the word GO are seen. The background has a center light that follows the beat of the song, and some elements have intermittent lights. During the bridge and the Gold Moves, a spotlight illuminates the coach from above.

From The Emoji Movie

The routine starts on an ordinary messaging app where somebody offscreen is communicating to his/her friend using Gene, a "Smiling cat with heart eyes" emoji, Hi-5 and Jailbreak on his/her smartphone. The friend then replies using Hi-5 and Gene too to reply to the messages. Once the conversation ends, Gene comes to life and a spotlight is shone on him before the same thing happens to Jailbreak.

The routine takes place in a big circular room with LED light displays on the wall, which flashes stars, pink, light green, and purple, and checker pattern on the floor, which flashes red, green, pink and turquoise in some parts of the routine. Before the start of the chorus, Hi-5 walks into the room in the background and some emojis pop up in the light displays while Gene and Jailbreak perform the "Face with stuck-out tongue and winking eye" emoji together, the "Face blowing a kiss" and "Flushed face" emoji respectively, the "Money-mouth face" and "Winking face" emoji respectively & the "Smiling face with heart eyes" emoji together, all in order twice.

In the chorus, the background briefly turns black before turning into a dome with red, green, yellow, purple and orange floating tiles on the floor and 2D speakers and dots of LED lights on the wall. The speakers move along the wall in a clockwise manner and Hi-5 can be seen dancing on a floating red tile. As the chorus moves on, a line of tiles drop down onto the floor to the beat of the song before receding away bit by bit. At the end of the chorus, the tiles move away from Gene and Jailbreak to the beat of the song.

In the bridge, the dome changes to a wall of 18 icons that have pink, lime green, purple, cream, orange and sky blue colours. The tiles then disappear to reveal several emojis, including Gene's parents Mel and Mary Meh, Poop, and Steven, a devil emoji. The lighting then changes and the LED lights behind the emoji turn on, making them look dark.

Once the bridge ends, the background turns black and returns to the circular room from the beginning, but this time, the emojis from the aforementioned bridge and a disco ball can now be seen in the background.

Gold Moves


There are 2 Gold Moves in the routine, both of which are the same:
Both Gold Moves: Raise both of your hands while rotating your hips.

From The Emoji Movie

There are 3 Gold Moves in the routine:
Gold Move 1: Open your right and left arm consecutively.
Gold Move 2: Stretch out your arms (P1 does it while kneeling in front of P2).
Gold Move 3: Move your right arm in a counterclockwise motion while lifting your left knee up.

Appearances in Mashups

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go appears in the following Mashups:

Dance Quests

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go appears in the following Dance Quest map:

From The Emoji Movie

  • Watermelon


  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go is the first song by Wham! in the series.
  • In Take On Me (Mashup), Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go has a Gold Move that was not part of the original routine.
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go was found in the files of Just Dance: Greatest Hits, along with Heart of Glass, Louie Louie, Crazy Christmas, Mugsy Baloney, Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of Monika), Why Oh Why, Walk Like an Egyptian, Sway (Quien Sera), and Price Tag.
  • At the very start of the remake, an alarm clock can be heard.
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go is the second song to have an Alternate based off of a pop culture promotion. The first was Chiwawa.
    • However, this is the first to be based off a full motion picture, and not a straight-to TV series of movies.
  • The preview audio for the Alternate had an issue: when it ended, it faded away and then it played the song from the beginning.
    • It was fixed three days later on July 23.
      • It was also changed; when the From the Emoji Movie routine was first released, it started at the line, "But something’s bugging you"; now, it starts at "But I should’ve been with you instead".
  • This song has the longest gap record of games between its original routine (Just Dance 2) and its alternate (Just Dance Unlimited).
  • The Just Dance Now extractable gameplay for the From the Emoji Movie routine has a bug affecting the pictogram slide, which makes some golden rays appear at its bottom.
  • The From the Emoji Movie routine’s preview gameplay uses the Just Dance 2018 interface.[2]
    • Unlike every post-Just Dance 2015 preview gameplay, the interface is also shown in the thumbnail.
  • In Just Dance Unlimited, the unused Greatest Hits menu icon is used for the Classic routine.
  • In the Just Dance Unlimited version of the Classic routine, only the right hand moves are counted, even on camera consoles.
  • When Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go was also added to Just Dance Unlimited, the avatar could be seen under the "Just Dance Unlimited Exclusives" section of the avatar selection menu instead of "Just Dance 2".
  • The dancer’s left arm has a displacement at the start of the second pre-chorus: instead of stretching both arms out, he only stretches his right one.
    • He also does a mistake during the line "Take me dancing tonight": instead of putting his left hand on his hip, he keeps it open.
  • In Just Dance 2, the song's pictogram arrow beats at 82 BPM; in Just Dance Unlimited, the song's pictogram bar beats at a faster rate of 164 BPM.
  • The From the Emoji Version routine was the first Just Dance Unlimited exclusive routine to be released between June and September.
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go has an Alternate routine with The Emoji Movie as the theme because the song and the Just Dance Now app were featured in the film.[3]
  • The white emblem on P2’s hat is more detailed on her avatar than in the actual routine.
  • The original and alternate squares can be found in the offline game files in Just Dance 2018.


Game Files

In-Game Screenshots

Promotional Images



Official Music Video




From The Emoji Movie



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