In the Wii version of Just Dance 3 and later games, the song is covered by The Sunlight Shakers; in Just Dance Kids, the song is covered by The Just Dance Kids.
Appearance of the Dancer
The dancer is dressed up as a male dog. The dog costume is a dalmatian dog with a red shirt, black shoes, and red sunglasses. He also wears a bone necklace. The dancer's costume has light-yellow fur. Starting with Just Dance 3, his fur is white.
Not much is changed in the remake. However, his outlines are in higher definition.
The Smurfs Dance Party
The dancer is the Smurfs' nemesis, Gargamel. He is wearing his trademark black robe, and furry red boots.
The background are clouds with bones flying around. The bones and ground light up in the Just Dance 3 version and beyond.
The Smurfs Dance Party
The background is a snapshot of Gargamel's laboratory. Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf, and Smurfette constantly pop out from various parts of Gargamel's machine.
There are 3 Shake Moves in Just Dance. Shake Move 1: Swing your arms up and then down. Shake Moves 2 and 3: Quickly bring your right arm up and your left arm up consecutively. Shake Move 3 is done for a longer time.
All Shake Moves
Shake Move 1 in-game
Shake Move 2 in-game
Shake Move 3 in-game
Starting with Just Dance 3, there are 2 Gold Moves in the routine, both of which are the same: Both Gold Moves: Bend your elbows and shake your arms fast.
There is an avatar of the dancer available in Just Dance 2014. It is unlockable only in July.
The avatar is also available on Just Dance 2015, but only if you have saved data from the previous games.
The dancer’s head is visible in the mouth of the dog mask.
In Just Dance, the coach’s costume was white, but it was changed into a yellow tone. Later remakes are based on this Beta element.
This is the first routine in the series to utilise a formerly unused element in its remake. It is followed by Crying Blood and Futebol Crazy.
Throughout every game the song is featured in, there are a few changes in the lyrics.
In all the games, the first letter of some words are capitalized for an unknown reason.
In every game after Just Dance, the lines "Infested mongrel", "It’s part of the Party", and "Oh doggy hold it" have an exclamation point at the end of the line.
Before the remake, the first time "A doggy is nuttin’" is sung, the lyric appears as "Say/A doggy is nuttin'".
In every game after Just Dance, the first time "Oh doggy hold ya’ bone" is sung, there is no space between the words "ya’" and "bone", making the line read "Oh doggy hold ya'bone".
In a few lyrics for Who Let the Dogs Out in Just Dance 3 and Just Dance: Greatest Hits, there is a full stop at the end of the lines, making them read "Who let the dogs out.". This only happens during the second, third, and fourth times in which the lyrics are sung. In the other times when it is sung, it says “Who let the dogs out” without the full stop.
This only happens on the Wii version of both games.
Before the remake, a few lyrics read "I tell the fellas"/"Start the name callin’". In the remake, this line is written as "Until the fellas"/"Start the name callin’".
The Just Dance version has a lyric that reads "Walkin’ Through the place that/Digi-Man is breakin’ it down?" Before the remake, the question mark is gone, and there is no space between "breakin’" and "it", making the lyric read as "Walkin’ Through the place/That Digi-Man is breakin’ it down". In the remake, the word "That" is gone, so the lyric reads "Walkin’ Through the place/Digi-Man is breakin’ it down".
The short gameplay for this routine was the first Just Dance gameplay video to be uploaded on the American Just Dance YouTube channel.
This is the second coach with yellow skin in the series, after Hot N Cold.
In the remake, the Gold Move pictogram is reversed.
At the beginning of the routine in Just Dance 3 and Just Dance: Greatest Hits, some quiet barking noises and a police siren can be heard.