Just Dance 2

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Just Dance 2
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American box art
Developer(s)Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Milan
SeriesJust Dance
  • NA: October 12, 2010
  • AU: October 14, 2010
  • EU: October 14, 2010
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Just Dance 2 is a dance video game developed by Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Milan and published by Ubisoft. The game was released exclusively for Wii on 12 October 2010 in North America and in Australia and Europe on October 14, 2010, as a sequel to Just Dance.

Just Dance 2 focused primarily on improvements and enhancements to the original game, including the addition of new co-operative "Duet" routines, a team-based "Dance Battle" mode, a new exergaming-oriented mode known as "Just Sweat", and paid downloadable content.

Just Dance 2 was released to positive reviews, with critics praising the game for its noticeable quality improvements in comparison to the original Just Dance, its new features and modes, and its continued positioning as a multiplayer "party game" experience accessible to a casual audience. As of January 2011, Just Dance 2 had sold over 5 million copies, making it the best-selling third-party Wii title.


Just Dance 2 booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

The gameplay of Just Dance 2 remains similar to the original; while holding a Wii Remote in their hand, players must mimic the routine of an on-screen dancer to a chosen song. Players are judged based on their accuracy, scoring points.[1]

Selected songs offer "Duet" modes, which feature choreography designed for two players.[1] A new mode known as "Dance Battle" was also introduced; it is a team-based mode in which players compete across a series of songs and minigames to earn points for their team. The mode can be played with up to eight players, divided into two teams of four.[1]

A new exercise-focused gameplay mode known as "Just Sweat" was also added; the mode is designed to serve as a daily exercise regiment, allowing players to select an intensity-based selection of songs. Activity in Just Sweat mode is gauged using "sweat points".[2]

Track listing[edit]

The game contains 47 music tracks, and additional downloadable content (DLC).[citation needed]

Song Artist Year
"A-Punk" Vampire Weekend 2008
"Alright" Supergrass 1995
"American Boy" (DLC) Estelle featuring Kanye West 2008
"Baby Girl" Reggaeton 2003
"Barbie Girl" (DLC) Countdown Dee's Hit Explosion (as made famous by Aqua) 1997
"Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" Mika 2007
"Body Movin'" (Fatboy Slim Remix) Beastie Boys 1998
"Born To Be Wild" (DLC) Steppenwolf 1967
"Call Me" Blondie 1980
"Chicken Payback" (DLC) A Band of Bees 2004
"Come On Eileen" (DLC) Dexys Midnight Runners 1982
"Cosmic Girl" Jamiroquai 1996
"Crazy in Love" Studio Musicians (as made famous by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z) 2003
"Crying Blood" (DLC) V V Brown 2008
"D.A.N.C.E." Justice 2007
"Dagomba" Sorcerer 2003
"Down By The Riverside" (DLC) The Reverend Horatio Duncan and Amos Sweets 1927
"Firework" (DLC) Katy Perry 2010
"Funkytown"* (BBE) Sweat Invaders (as made famous by Lipps Inc.) 1980
"Girlfriend" Avril Lavigne 2007
"Hey Ya!" Outkast 2003
"Holiday" The Hit Crew (as made famous by Madonna) 1983
"Hot Stuff" Donna Summer 1979
"Here Comes the Hotstepper" (DLC) The Hit Crew (as made famous by Ini Kamoze) 1994
"Idealistic" Digitalism 2007
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" James Brown 1965
"Iko Iko" Mardi Gras (as made famous by Captain Jack) 1953
"It's Raining Men" The Weather Girls 1982
"I Want You Back" The Jackson 5 1971
"Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)"* (BBE) A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger 2009
"Jump" Studio Allstars (as made famous by Kris Kross) 1992
"Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)" Harry Belafonte 1961
"Jungle Boogie" Studio Musicians (as made famous by Kool & the Gang) 1973
"Katti Kalandal" Bollywood 2004
"Kung Fu Fighting" (DLC) Carl Douglas 1974
"Mambo No. 5" (DLC) Lou Bega 1999
"Maniac" (DLC) Studio Allstars (as made famous by Michael Sembello) 1983
"Monster Mash" The Frighteners (as made famous by Bobby "Boris" Pickett) 1962
"Move Your Feet" Junior Senior 2002
"Mugsy Baloney" Charleston 1925
"Nine In The Afternoon" (DLC) Panic! At The Disco 2008
"Pon De Replay" (DLC) Rihanna 2005
"Professor Pumplestickle" (DLC) Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen 2006
"Proud Mary" Ike and Tina Turner 1969
"Pump Up The Volume" (DLC) MARRS 1988
"Rasputin" Boney M. 1978
"Rockafeller Skank" Fatboy Slim 1998
"SOS" Rihanna 2006
"Satisfaction" (Issak Original Extended) Benny Benassi & The Biz 2002
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" Cher 1990
"Should I Stay or Should I Go"* (BBE) The Clash 1982
"Skin-To-Skin" (DLC) Sweat Invaders 2008
"Song 2" (DLC) Blur 1997
"Soul Bossa Nova" Quincy Jones and His Orchestra 1962
"Spice Up Your Life" (DLC) Spice Girls 1997
"Sway (Quien Sera)" Marine Band (as made famous by Michael Bublé) 2003
"Sympathy for the Devil" (Fatboy Slim Remix) The Rolling Stones 1968
"Take Me Out" Franz Ferdinand 2004
"That's Not My Name" The Ting Tings 2008
"The Power" Snap! 1990
"Tik Tok" Kesha 2009
"Toxic" The Hit Crew (as made famous by Britney Spears) 2004
"Viva Las Vegas" Elvis Presley 1964
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Wham! 1984
"Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles 1986
"When I Grow Up" The Pussycat Dolls 2008
"Why Oh Why" (DLC) Stephane Huguenin, Yves Sanna and Christian Padovan (credited as Love Letter) 2008
"You Can't Hurry Love" (DLC) The Supremes 1966

An asterisk (*) next to a song title means that in the United States, these songs were exclusive to copies sold at Best Buy.

Note: All DLC is no longer available due to the shutdown of the Wii Shop on 30 January 2019 & the disability to get Wii Points on 26 March 2018.


Just Dance 2 received relatively positive reviews. Metacritic lists the game with an aggregate score of 74, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

GameSpot praised the improved quality of Just Dance 2 over its predecessor, acknowledging improvements such as "tighter" motion detection that is harder to "cheat", and increased production values for its character and background art. The diverse soundtrack and choreography was also praised, with the "Duet" routines considered to be the most fun to play because of their "comical spins, jumps, and crossovers". Just Dance 2 was commended for continuing to be more enjoyable as a multiplayer party game, while the addition of minigames and DLC were considered changes that added additional value to the game as a whole. In conclusion, GameSpot noted that "considering the lack of a career mode, rewards, or a modicum of challenge in single-player, it would be easy to dismiss Just Dance 2 as a shallow cash-in sequel that has learnt little from the mistakes of its predecessor. However, that would be entirely missing the point. Get a group of friends together and it dishes out heaps of fun, with an excellent soundtrack and hilarious choreography that anyone can dance to and ultimately make a fool out of himself to."[1]

IGN.com noted that although it still had "absolutely no depth or subtlety", Just Dance 2 was still "tremendously enjoyable", continuing to eschew unlockable content and progression in favor of focusing on the core gameplay experience, and for being more polished overall. In regards to its competitors, it was also noted that the game "[had] the edge [over Dance Central] because you don't have to buy a £130 camera in order to play it." Giving the game an 8 out of 10, IGN concluded that Just Dance 2 was "refreshingly uncomplicated fun", and would appeal to people "who like to dance and aren't particularly bothered about games."[4]

Sales of Just Dance 2 surpassed those of the original; with over 5 million copies as of January 2011, it was the best-selling third-party title for the Wii.[5] Laurent Detoc, CEO of Ubisoft's North American operations, stated that this achievement "[solidified] the Just Dance brand as a pop culture phenomenon."[6][5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Just Dance 2 Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Just Dance 2 review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Just Dance 2 Critic Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Just Dance 2 Review: Get your body moving. No, really. Give it a shot". IGN.com. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Just Dance 2 a record-breaker on Wii". Eurogamer. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Interview: Ubisoft's Key Talks Just Dance 2's New 5M Unit Milestone". Gamasutra. UBM. Retrieved 29 June 2015.

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