Reviewing the Just Dance 2020 song list

Ubisoft just released the latest entry in its Just Dance series and any rhythm game is only as good as its soundtrack. I took a look at every track on the Just Dance 2020 song list that has been revealed so far, and the results can be found below.

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Just Dance 2020 Song List | “10.000 Luchtballonnen” by K3

This is a relatively boring Dutch pop song aimed at children. The music video shows off a pretty basic dance for kids to replicate, and I’m sure that’s why it was chosen, but this song is not good.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “365” by Zedd and Katy Perry

I’m down to dance to plenty of Katy Perry songs, but this isn’t a banger like “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” With over 100 million views on YouTube, this is clearly a popular song, and I get including it from that perspective but it’s a pretty bland pop hit.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande

However, this is a banger to dance to. Queen Ariana goes off on this trap-influenced beat. Anyone that has the confidence to rap “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it,” is a winner in my book.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by The Frankie Bostello Orchestra

This is a real disappointment as the original Monty Python version rules. However, this cover is pretty wack. Either license the original or don’t bother, Ubisoft.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong

I am clearly not the intended audience for this, but considering a lot of kids play Just Dance this is a good addition. It’s low-key catchy, too, but I am not excited about walking around the next few days going, “Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo…”

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Bad Boy” by Riton and Kah-Lo

A seemingly strange addition as this song only has 37,000 views on YouTube, but I dig the tropical vibe of it. Not something I’d come back to, but a decent enough addition.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish

Now this was a no-brainer addition as it was a No. 1 hit and Eilish is a star. Very catchy tune as well, so this will be on everyone’s rotation.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Bangarang” by Skrillex featuring Sirah

Oh, man. This one brings me back. Nothing distills 2012 dubstep to its core quite like “Bangarang.” Excellent choice to represent the genre, even if game trailers made me permanently sick of dubstep.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Bassa Sababa” by Netta

I’m not going to act like I know the first thing about Israeli music, but I love this electro pop-infused track. Just Dance always has some worldwide flair and this is a great inclusion.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Boy With Luv” by BTS featuring Halsey

Not to upset the always rational and never reactionary “BTS army,” but this is not a very good song. Halsey’s feature is as generic pop as possible and there’s just not much substance behind it. That said, considering the group’s popularity, it’s easy to see why it was included.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Con Altura” by Rosalía and J Balvin featuring El Guinch

Another international track, this time of the Spanish variety. This isn’t really my jam, but shout out to the custom fighting game that they play at 2:13 of the music video.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee featuring Snow

Holy s—. Snow! As in the Canadian rapper most famous for “Informer.” Y’know, the 1993 hit that topped the charts via Snow saying, “A licky boom-boom down.” I still don’t know what the hell that means, but this tune interpolates it and is a total banger for it. It is the best track so far and no wonder that it has over 1.5 billion views on YouTube.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Millennium Alert

Another cover, but this one isn’t horrible like the Monty Python one. It’s a bummer they don’t have the Backstreet Boys original, but this song is just as fun to dance to as it was in 1997. Great addition.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Fancy” by Twice

Ubisoft is the latest to cash-in on the K-pop craze that has taken over the past few years. Not my type of song, but there’s clearly an audience for it. Plus, the dancing choreography is more important than the music here and that fits for a dancing game.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Fancy Footwork” by Chromeo

I didn’t like this song in 2007, and I certainly don’t like it in 2019.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Fit but You Know It” by The Streets

The Streets was my introduction to U.K. hip hop, so I’ll always have a soft spot for Mike Skinner. This is one of his essential tracks, and it’s still a super fun song about a woman feeling herself too much. Fantastic inclusion.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “God Is a Woman” by Ariana Grande

Ariana is back with a second song, but this isn’t my favorite of hers. However, it’s a good song and Ariana is popular and good enough to warrant a double dip by Ubisoft.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “High Hopes” by Panic! at the Disco

I’ve heard this in way too many commercials to consider dancing to it. Solid tune, though. I never would have expected Panic! to have the shelf life they’ve had as a band, so respect to them on not just being a fad.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “I Am the Best” by 2NE1

More K-pop, but by a group that is much better than Twice. I’m never gonna turn down a chance to listen to CL rap some phrases in English. A true legend.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

I am quite conflicted here as I can’t stand Ed Sheeran but I’m a full-blown Belieber (Purpose is one of the best pop albums this decade). Sheeran is bearable here and Bieber kills it like always, so this is a bop.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Built off a great sample, this is a really fun song. Throw in the latin features that complement Cardi B well and you have the recipe for a No. 1 hit.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Infernal Gallop (Can-Can)” by the Just Dance Orchestra

This is so random to include, but I’m down for a fun classical tune. This will probably be fun for kids.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Just An Illusion” by Equinox Stars

I like the song choice, but this cover doesn’t do the original by Imagination justice.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Keep In Touch” by JD McCrary

It’s cool that this 12-year-old has a song in a game, but this sucks. It all feels and sounds overly manufactured (it even has a line about Fortnite to be relatable to the teens) and comes across as generic.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Kill This Love” by Blackpink

Even more K-pop. I wasn’t sold on this until the beat switch mid-way. Should be a fun song to dance to.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Le Bal Masqué” by Dr. Creole

All this taught me is that the French had bad music in the ’80s.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Ma Itū” by Stella Mwangi

You don’t see Kenyan rap represented much, but this is a fun song and a cool inclusion.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “My New Swag” by VAVA featuring Ty. and Nina Wang

Never heard of this until today. This beat is great and I love VAVA’s swagger. She is absolutely off the hook. Not really into the features nearly as much, though.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“I got the horses in the back.”

What more is there to say about “Old Town Road?” Lil Nas X is a national treasure, a memer turned hitmaker, and Billy Ray Cyrus is the man for embracing the new generation? I wish the Young Thug remix was included, but it’s hard to argue with this jam.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Policeman” by Eva Simons featuring Konshens

I would have never guessed that a Norwegian woman would make dancehall music, but this track is a vibe and Konshens kills his feature.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Rain Over Me” by Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony

This is really a terrible combination. At least they put Pitbull and Marc Anthony on one song rather than making us listen to them separately.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Skibidi” by Little Big

Good lord, what a meme this song is. Terrible, yet also a great inclusion.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Só Depois do Carnaval” by Lexa

I have no clue what Lexa is saying, but this is a song that makes you want to shake your booty. Thus, it is a good track for a dancing game.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Soy Yo” by Bomba Estéreo

More international flair as this is from a Colombian artist. It’s also incredibly catchy.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Stop Movin'” by Royal Republic

I wasn’t aware that there were Swedish rock bands that didn’t perform metal. This is inoffensively OK.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Sushi” by Merk & Kremont

Italian dance track that sounds like house music. I’m a big fan of the female vocalist talking about sushi throughout.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B

Is DJ Snake the French DJ Khaled? He didn’t scream all over the track, so I guess not. This is clearly targeted at the Latin audience and has over 1.6 billion views as a result. Can’t argue with what works.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Talk” by Khalid

Khalid is super talented and this is a fantastic R&B tune.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Tel Aviv” by Omer Adam featuring Arisa

More Israeli music. Unlike the other song, I’m not a fan of this at all.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed Peas

Remember the terrible Black Eyed Peas song that interpolated “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life?” They’ve brought it back for some reason.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Ugly Beauty” by Jolin Tsai

Not an expert on Taiwanese music, but this is a solid track. The catchy beat makes it a good fit for the track list.

Just Dance 2020 Song List | “Vodovorot” by XS Project

This is as techno as it gets. Nice tune for some variety.


Overall, the Just Dance 2020 song list has a ton of variety, some exceptional bangers and only a few bad tracks. It is a solid soundtrack, all things considered.