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Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ Swings Back to No. 1 in Australia

Tones And I's seven-times platinum hit "Dance Monkey" (Bad Apples/Sony) returns to No. 1 on the Australian singles chart after having lost its crown to Mariah Carey over Christmas.

It’s a new year and for Tones And I, 2020 feels a lot like 2019. 

The singer and songwriter (real name Toni Watson) sees her seven-times platinum hit “Dance Monkey” (Bad Apples/Sony) return to No. 1 on the Australian singles chart after having lost its crown to Mariah Carey over Christmas. 

“Dance Monkey” extends its record-breaking run at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart to a whopping 22 non-consecutive weeks. That’s a full seven weeks more than Ed Sheeran’s previous record holder, “Shape Of You” which ruled the survey for 15 weeks after its release in 2015.

Tones’ debut EP The Kids Are Coming jumps two places to No. 7 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, meaning she’s the highest charting domestic artist on both tallies.


With its return to the summit, “Dance Monkey” outguns Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” (up 5-2 via Warner UK), Arizona Zervas “Roxanne” (up 6-3 via Columbia/Sony), Maroon 5’s “Memories” (up 7-4 via Interscope/Universal) and Post Malone’s “Circles” (up 9-5 via Republic/Universal).

Meanwhile, Trevor Daniel’s “Falling” (Interscope/Universal) is doing anything but. The U.S. newcomer’s viral hit broke on TikTok and has emerged on charts around the globe. This week, it rises 20-13 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a new peak. 

The highest charting new entry on the current frame belongs to 20-year-old New Zealander Benee (real name Stella Bennett), whose own TikTok breakout “Glitter” (Universal) starts at No. 34. 

Benee snagged a swag of New Zealand Music Awards in 2019, including single of the year, solo artist of the year, best pop artist, and breakthrough artist of the year. In New Zealand, “Glitter” reached No. 7 on the national chart.


Over on the ARIA Albums Chart, Harry Styles returns to the throne with Fine Line (Columbia/Sony). Styles’ second solo album was toppled for a single week by Michael Bublé’s Christmas (Reprise/Warner), but returns to a second week at No. 1. The former One Direction star’s debut 2017 solo album Harry Styles managed just one week at the top.