Tones And I extends her record-breaking streak atop Australia’s singles chart with “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch/Sony), while Post Malone bags another chart crown Down Under with his third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding (Republic/Universal).
“Dance Monkey” enters an 11th week atop the ARIA Singles Chart, in doing so breaking the mark for most weeks at the top by a female solo act. Previously, the record was jointly-held by Sandi Thom’s “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)” (from 2010) and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” (1992/93). Tones (real name Toni Watson) is now a month away from matching the all-time record, Ed Sheeran’s 2015 hit “Shape Of You” (Asylum), which ruled the chart for 15 weeks.
Last week, Tones And I earned eight nominations for next month’s 2019 ARIA Awards, including for best new artist and song of the year for “Dance Monkey,” now quadruple-platinum certified in these parts. “Dance Monkey” is one of three Tones singles inside this week’s top 40, and it bags the U.K. chart title for a second frame.