Wii Just Dance and Just Dance 2 – Show me those Dancy Dance Moves

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Let’s talk about Just Dance Wii Game today.

I confess, I thought it would be another one of those games where characters dance on screen and all you do is wave your remote to match the visual cues or jump on a plastic pad. Furthermore it would be to out of date-ish tunes.

Next.

However, when my oldest popped Just Dance in the Wii I was pleasantly surprised. (Thanks Ms Allyson for the borrow)  First, there are terrific songs from every era and family friendly.  Heck there’s something in that music play list for everyone. Hit songs from the last four decades appealing to Baby boomers to Gen X’ers to Gen Y’ers are represented.  I guess there is more to it about why it’s Rated of E for Everyone? Secondly, the game features real dance moves. Not only are you playing the game, you’re learning the actual choreography. And finally the game is simple. You choose a song then after a countdown there is a silhouetted character in dance appropriate attire doing the moves which you mirror. Check out the video below with ‘Fireworks’ from Katy Perry (or is that Katy Brand now) to see what the I’m talking about. But before the video here is the complete songs list of those songs spanning 40 years. My favorites are in pink highlights, I love them because they are either favorite tunes or bring back sweet memories.

1. Acceptable in the 80’s – Calvin Harris
2. A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
3. Bebe – Divine Brown
4. Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
5. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
6.
Hot n’ Cold – Katy Perry
7. Dare – Gorillaz
8. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor (Rocky)
9. Fame – In the style of Irene Cara (cover)
10. Funplex CSS – The B 52’s
11. Girls and Boys – Blur
12. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cindi Lauper
13. Groove is in the Heart – Dee-Lite
14. Heart of Glass – Blondie
15. I Get Around – The Beach Boys
16. I Like to Move it – Reel To Real (Ms Kendel… oh yes darlin’)
17. Jerk it Out – Caesars
18. Jin Go Lo Ba – Fat Boy Slim
19. Kids in America – Kim Wilde
20. Le Freak – Chic
21. Louie Louie – Iggy Pop
22. Lump – The Presidents Of The USA
23. Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp (Kids love this one)
24. Pump up the Jam – Technotronic
25. Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
26. Step by Step – New Kids On The Block
27. Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen
28. That’s the Way (I Like it) – Kc & The Sunshine Band
29. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
30. Wannabe – The Spice Girls

31. Who Let the Dogs Out? – Baha Men
32. Womanizer – In the style of Britney Spears (cover)

 

Wait there is MORE. Just Dance 2 arrived last October! We have been rockin the house with these number as well.

1. Avril Lavigne – “Girlfriend”
2. Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”  <—–(Ms. Nikki did you see that one?!?!?)
3. Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
4. Benny Benassi presents “The Biz” – “Satisfaction”
5. Blondie – “Call Me”
6. Bollywood – “Katti Kalandal”
7.
Boney M. – “Rasputin”
8. Charleston – “Mugsy Baloney”
9.
Cher – “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)”
10. Digitalism – “Idealistic”
11. Donna Summer – “Hot Stuff”
12. Elvis Presley – “Viva Las Vegas”
13. Fatboy Slim – “Rockafeller Skank”
14. Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
15. Harry Belafonte – “Jump In The Line”
16. Ike & Tina Turner – “Proud Mary”
17. James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
18. Jamiroquai – “Cosmic Girl”
19. Junior Senior – “Move Your Feet”
20. Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”
21. Ke$ha – “TiK ToK”
22. Mardi Gras – “Iko Iko”
23. Marine Band – “Sway (Quien Sera)”
24.
MIKA – “Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)”
25. Outkast – “Hey Ya!”
26. Quincy Jones & His Orchestra – “Soul Bossa Nova”
27. Reggaeton – “Baby Girl”
28.
Rihanna – “S.O.S.”
29. Snap! – “The Power”
30. Sorcerer – “Dagomba”
31. Studio Allstars – “Jump”
32. Studio Musicians – “Crazy In Love”
33. Studio Musicians – “Jungle Boogie”
34.
Supergrass – “Alright”
35. The Frighteners – “Monster Mash” (a kids favorite)
36. The Hit Crew – “Holiday”
37. The Hit Crew – “Toxic”
38.
The Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”
39. The Pussycat Dolls – “When I Grow Up”
40. The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
41. The Ting Tings – “That’s Not My Name”
42. The Weather Girls – “It’s Raining Men”
43. Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
44. Wham! – “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”

Enjoy getting your Dancy Dance moves on, it’s perfect for parties. Be sure to serve a few cocktails for the adults to break that….. ‘Awkward‘ …. ice. It’s for the very young, anyone who can get up and boogie or simply the young at heart. {or those who refuse to grow up like me}. I hope you love it.

 

 

 
 
 
Nintendo may have heard of me but I bought these two games all on my very own.

6 responses

  1. Lauren

    Lol! I love that game

    January 6, 2011 at 9:29 am

  2. I played this with my friends at our Iron Ring party a really long time ago and it was super fun! (Especially after I discovered that I was looking at the wrong side of the screen for my remote. I’m a champion like that.)

    January 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    • And it is such a WORKOUT! I can only do one or two songs and then need a breather. (Did I just show my age?)

      January 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

  3. AllyT

    I’m never gonna see that disc again, am I? My favorite moment is watching the kids dance to “Cotton-eye Joe” and the 4 soccer coaches dancing to “It’s Raining Men” – a huge hit!

    January 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

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