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Tones And I's 'Dance Monkey' on Track For 10th Week Atop U.K. Singles Chart

Tones And I
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Tones And I

Tones And I has a U.K. chart record in her sights. 

The Aussie singer and songwriter, who was discovered busking on the streets of Byron Bay just two years ago, is off to another hot start on the Official U.K. Singles Chart. 

Tones’ “Dance Monkey “(Parlophone) holds at No. 1 over Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” (EMI) on this week's Official Chart First Look, based on weekend sales and streaming data.

If “Dance Monkey,” hangs in there when the weekly chart is published this Friday, it’ll equal the longest reign by a female solo artist on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, a mark set at 10 weeks by both “Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Rihanna featuring Jay-Z “Umbrella.”

Tones (real name Toni Watson) scooped four ARIA Awards last week in Australia, where her hit single has ruled the national chart for an all-time record 18 weeks, and counting. 

Elsewhere, The Weeknd makes a fine start in the U.K. with his two new tracks “Heartless” (Republic Records) and “Blinding Lights” which open at No. 5 and 10, respectively, on the First Look survey.