Just Dance 2
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|Just Dance 2|
US Box art
|Release date(s)||NA October 12, 2010
EU October 14, 2010
AU October 14, 2010
KOR December 8, 2011
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Media/distribution||Wii Optical Disc|
Just Dance 2 is a music game developed and published by Ubisoft Paris for the Wii. It is the sequel to Just Dance. It was released in North America on October 12, 2010 & in Australia and Europe on October 14, 2010. The Best Buy Edition was released in North America on November 21, 2010. There are 44 new tracks and new modes. A sequel, Just Dance 3, was released in October 2011.
The concept of the game is the same as the original Just Dance. Requiring only one Wii Remote per player, up to four people can play at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks. There are four new dance modes. In "Just Dance Mode", players can get together and dance for as long as they want, just for the fun of it. Other options include "Non-Stop Shuffle" for a non-stopping gameplay, and "Medleys", in which short pieces of 5 songs are mixed.
The second new mode, "Duets" allows players to dance together, and in the process forces them to pay more attention to the players around them instead of simply following on-screen prompts.
"Dance Battle Mode" is a team mode that features up to 8-player support. The individual scores are the basis of the overall team scores.
Lastly is "Just Sweat Mode", which is an exercise mode that allows players to measure the energy they expend while dancing as well as set objectives to be met during their dance sessions.
The "Shake" move from the original game is not continued for this version and onward, being replaced with Gold Moves (which gives extra points if gotten right). Also, unlike the "Shake" feature, Gold Moves are present in every song.
Track listing 
|Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)***/**** (BBE)||A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger||2||2||2009||Solo||3:40||♀|
|Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)||Mika||1||2||2007||Solo||4:08||♀|
|Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)***||Beastie Boys||1||3||1998||Solo||4:08||♀|
|Crazy in Love*/***||Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z||3||2||2003||Solo||3:59||♀|
|Funkytown (BBE)*/****||Lipps Inc.||1||1||1980||Solo||3:53||♂|
|Hot Stuff (J)||Donna Summer||2||1||1979||Duet||3:53||♀/♂|
|I Got You (I Feel Good)||James Brown||2||2||1965||Solo||2:48||♂|
|Iko Iko(3DLC)||Mardi Gras||1||2||1953||Solo||2:37||♀|
|It's Raining Men(3DLC)/***||The Weather Girls||2||3||1982||Solo||3:51||♀|
|I Want You Back||The Jackson 5||2||1||1969||Solo||2:57||♂|
|Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)(3DLC)/***/(J)||Harry Belafonte||3||2||1961||Duet||3:43||♀/♂|
|Jungle Boogie*||Kool & the Gang||2||2||1973||Solo||3:06||♂|
|Monster Mash*||Boris Pickett||1||1||1962||Solo||3:06||♂|
|Move Your Feet***||Junior Senior||3||3||2003||Solo||3:01||♂|
|Proud Mary***||Ike & Tina Turner||2||3||1991||Solo||3:59||♀|
|The Rockafeller Skank||Fatboy Slim||3||3||1998||Solo||3:58||♂|
|Satisfaction (Issak Original Extended)***||Benny Benassi||1||1||2003||Solo||4:46||♂|
|Should I Stay or Should I Go (BBE)||The Clash||1||2||1982||Solo||3:09||♂|
|Soul Bossa Nova||Quincy Jones and His Orchestra||1||1||1961||Duet||2:48||♀/♂|
|Sway (Quien Sera)*||Marine Band||2||1||2003||Duet||3:09||♀/♂|
|Sympathy for the Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix)||The Rolling Stones||1||1||1968||Solo||4:16||♀|
|Take Me Out||Franz Ferdinand||2||2||2004||Solo||3:57||♀|
|That's Not My Name||The Ting Tings||2||1||2007||Solo||3:46||♀|
|The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)||Cher||2||2||1990||Duet||2:52||♀/♀|
|Viva Las Vegas***||Elvis Presley||2||2||1964||Solo||2:22||♂|
|Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go||Wham!||1||2||1984||Solo||3:50||♂|
|Walk Like an Egyptian||The Bangles||2||2||1986||Solo||3:24||♀|
|When I Grow Up (A)||The Pussycat Dolls||2||1||2008||Solo||4:05||♀ (♀/♂/♀)|
- A "*" indicates that the song is a cover version, not the original.
- A "(3DLC)" indicates that the song is also a DLC in Just Dance 3.
- A "***" indicates that it is a song on Just Dance: Best Of/Just Dance: Greatest Hits.
- A "****" indicates the song is also on Just Dance Summer Party/Extra Songs
- A "(BBE)" indicates that the song is a Best Buy Exclusive.
- A "(A)" indicates the song has alternative dances.
- A "(4DLC)" indicates that the song is DLC in Just Dance 4.
- A "(J)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii.
- A "(J2)" indicates that the song is also on Just Dance Wii 2.
Downloadable Content 
|Song||Artist||Difficulty||Effort||Year||Mode||Wii Points||Release Date||Dancer(s)|
|Firework (S)/(G)||Katy Perry||1||2||2010||Solo||0||October 12, 2010||♀|
|Pon de Replay(S)/(G)||Rihanna||2||2||2005||Solo||300||October 12, 2010||♀|
|Barbie Girl*/(S)/(G)||Aqua||1||3||1997||Duet||300||October 12, 2010||♀/♂|
|Pump Up the Volume (S)||MARRS||2||2||1987||Solo||300||October 12, 2010||♂|
|Maniac*/(S)||Michael Sembello||2||3||1983||Solo||300||October 28, 2010||♀|
|Born to Be Wild(S)||Steppenwolf||1||2||1967||Solo||300||October 28, 2010||♂|
|Professor Pumplestickle***/(S)(4)||Nick Phoenix & Thomas J. Bergersen||3||1||2006||Duet||300||October 28, 2010||♂/♂|
|Crying Blood (S)||V V Brown||2||2||2008||Solo||300||October 28, 2010||♀|
|Down by the Riverside***/(S)/(G)||The Reverend Horatio Duncan & Amos Sweets||2||1||1927||Solo||300||November 26, 2010||♀|
|Futebol Crazy***/(S)/(G)||The World Cup Girls||1||2||2009||Solo||300||November 26, 2010||♀|
|Kung Fu Fighting(S)/(G)||Carl Douglas||2||2||1974||Duet||300||December 18, 2010||♂/♂|
|Mambo No. 5**/(S)/(G)||Lou Bega||3||2||1999||Duet||300||December 18, 2010||♂/♀|
|Nine in the Afternoon(S)||Panic! at the Disco||1||1||2008||Duet||300||December 18, 2010||♀/♂|
|It's Not Unusual||Tom Jones||2||2||1965||Solo||300||December 18, 2010||♂|
|Chicken Payback(S)||A Band of Bees||1||1||2004||Solo||300||December 18, 2010||♂|
|Crazy Christmas°/***||Santa Clones||2||3||2010||Solo||300||December 18, 2010||♂|
|Skin-To-Skin***/(S)||Sweat Invaders||1||3||1992||Solo||300||January 16, 2011||♂|
|You Can't Hurry Love(S)||The Supremes||2||2||1966||Duet||300||February 11, 2011||♀/♀|
|Why Oh Why***/(S)||Love Letter||1||1||2009||Duet||300||February 11, 2011||♀/♂|
|American Boy (S)||Estelle feat. Kanye West||2||1||2008||Duet||300||February 11, 2011||♂/♀|
|Come on Eileen||Dexy's Midnight Runners||3||3||1982||Duet||300||March 17, 2011||♀/♂|
|Song 2 (S)||Blur||2||2||1997||Solo||300||March 17, 2011||♂-♀-♂|
|Spice Up Your Life||Spice Girls||3||3||1997||Duet||300||March 17, 2011||♀/♀|
|Here Comes the Hotstepper*/°/(S)||Ini Kamoze||2||2||1994||Solo||300||April 15, 2011||♂|
|Moving on Up**/(S)||M People||1||2||1993||Solo||300||June 2, 2011||♀|
- A "*" indicates that it is a cover version, not the original.
- A "**" indicates that the song is the original version if purchased as DLC, but is a cover version in Just Dance Summer Party/Extra Songs.
- A "°" indicates that the song was free, but was switched to 300 Wii Points.
- A "***" indicates that the song is also a DLC in Just Dance 3.
- A "(G)" indicates that the song is in Just Dance: Best Of/Just Dance: Greatest Hits
- An "(S)" indicates that the song is in Just Dance Summer Party/Extra Songs.
The reviews for Just Dance 2 are mixed to positive. As of March 2012, the game received a reviewer score of 74 on Metacritic and 77 on Gamerankings.com as well as an average user rating of 6.6 on Metacritic.
IGN UK praised the game for being 'Excellently choreographed, amusingly varied and much better-presented than the original...' and gave it an 8 out of 10, in stark contrast to the score of 2 out of 10 given to the original.
Official Nintendo Magazine UK gave the game a 72%, saying that 'There's nothing sophisticated under the hood,' but praised the choreography, calling it 'great fun' and the music selection 'brilliant.'
As of October 2012, Just Dance 2 was reported to be the Wii's most played Just Dance game in the United States, according to the totals hours and average hours reported on the Wii's Nintendo Channel. The game won the 2011 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Video Game.
Just Dance 2 has been a huge commercial success for Ubisoft, which has sold 6 million copies worldwide and has sold over 2 million copies in just the United States alone.
Just Dance Summer Party 
Just Dance Summer Party (Just Dance 2: Extra Songs in Europe) is a game that features all of the DLC and Best Buy exclusive songs (except for "It's Not Unusual", "Crazy Christmas", "Spice Up Your Life", "Come on Eileen", and "Should I Stay or Should I Go"). It was released on July 17, 2011 in Europe and July 19, 2011 in North America.
Note: There is an error on the cover in the NTSC region, "Should I Stay or Should I Go" is on the cover although the song is not featured in the game, and the PAL region cover has "It's Not Unusual".
Other releases