My opinion of the Just Dance games

In 2013 I first heard of the Just Dance games. I saw a documentary on TV about this game and immediately wanted to play it. When I got the Just Dance 2014 game for Christmas that year, nothing could have made me happier. I played the game almost every day.

The newer versions

just-dance-2014-and-newer-versionsBecause Just Dance 2014 was such a hit in my opinion, I immediately ordered the 2015 version when it came out. I thought it was cool that this version had the community remix option. In this version, the songs didn’t interest me that much (at first). After a while I did start to like some of them. I didn’t think the choreographies were that great either…

I thought, “Hey, I’ll give the 2016 version a chance. Maybe that will top the 2015 version.” Unfortunately this version was a disappointment too. I’m not saying that all the songs blow, but I didn’t feel the need to play this version daily either. To not get disappointed again, I didn’t buy the 2017 version.

The “weird” songs

One thing that I did find extremely funny in all of the versions of Just Dance that I own was that the “weird” songs had the most fun choreographies. By “weird”, I mean the – to me – unknown songs on the disk. I’m referring to songs such as:

  • Isidora – Bog Bog Orkestar (Just Dance 2014);
  • Moskau – Dschinghis Khan (Just Dance 2014);
  • Nitro Bot – Sentai Express (Just Dance 2014);
  • Fatima – Cheb Salama (Just Dance 2015);
  • Tetris – Hirokazu Tanaka (Dancing Bros.) (Just Dance 2015);
  • Xmas Tree – Bollywood Santa (Just Dance 2015);
  • Gibberish – MAX (Just Dance 2016).

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Singables

Of course, all three versions had songs that I may not like to dance on, but that I love singing along to. The sad fact here is that not all versions have choreographies made especially for singing and the ones that do, don’t have the “sing-along mode” for all songs… This results in forcefully trying to dance – sometimes wildly – and sing at the same time. Some songs that I love to sing along to are:

  • Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – The Fifth Dimension (Just Dance 2014);
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor (Just Dance 2014);
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye met Tammi Terrell (Just Dance 2015);
  • Let It Go – Idina Menzel (Just Dance 2015);
  • The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) – Ylvis (Just Dance 2015);
  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor (Just Dance 2016);
  • Hit the Road Jack – Charles Percy (as made famous by Ray Charles) (Just Dance 2016);
  • Under the Sea – Disney’s The Little Mermaid (as made famous by Samuel E. Wright) (Just Dance 2016);
  • You’re the One That I Want – From the Movie Grease (as made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) (Just Dance 2016).

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Of course, everyone has his/her own taste in music, so this article is in no way meant to make people not buy the Just Dance discs. Even though I like the 2014 version best, the others have their good songs and choreographies too.

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Prince on the white horse or bad boy

I came across a statement: “the prince on the white horse does not exist, because women like bad boys”. Of course when you read a statement, you immediately have an opinion on the matter, whether you utter it or not. I am not for nor am I against this statement, yet I do have an opinion about it.

the-definition-of-a-prince-on-a-white-horseThe definition of a prince on a white horse

Before I can tell you my opinion about this statement, I find it important to define the terms used in the statement. The first one I’d like to discuss is “the prince on a white horse”. This in my opinion refers to the fairy tale prince. The one you see in Cinderella or Snow White, for example. Or in normal people’s terms, it can refer to the perfect man.

The definition of a bad boy

This definition is a bit trickier, because there are different opinions about what a bad boy is exactly. Some definitions could be:

  • A guy who dates multiple women at the same time;
  • A guy who hits women;
  • A guy who doesn’t care about rules;
  • A guy who lives life on the edge;
  • A dominating guy;
  • A guy who is a combination of all or some of the points mentioned above.

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Do princes on white horses still exist?

Many women nowadays say that “gentlemen” are a dying breed. This concludes that princes on white horses are also a dying breed. I disagree because of the following reason: what a perfect man is to me can be the definition of a horrible man to another woman. Even though I think perfection is overrated, opinions vary, and that’s a good thing, because otherwise if you find “the perfect man” all your friends would try and steal him from you.

I think that if we look at my definition of a prince on a white horse (the man that is perfect according to your individual standards) then we can conclude that any man has the potential to be “a prince on a white horse”.

Do women really like bad boys?

do-women-really-like-bad-boysIn general, most women do like a man who is (slightly) dominating, because it makes them feel like a real woman who has a strong man beside her. In addition, most women don’t like “boring” men, so they might fall for a man who takes risks or as described above “lives life on the edge”.

This is why I say that a bad boy can easily be your prince on the white horse. Because not because he takes risks or because he is a bit bossy it means that he doesn’t love you or that he won’t do everything in his power to make you feel special.

Choose wisely though and if you see that you like the bad kind of “bad boy”, edit your standards to a better man/husband or potential father of your children.