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Tones And I Extends Record Australian Chart Streak With ‘Dance Monkey’

Tones And I extends her record-breaking streak atop Australia's singles chart with "Dance Monkey".

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.


Elsewhere on the Australian singles survey, Travis Scott grabs the week’s highest debut with “Highest In The Room” (Epic/Sony), new at No. 3. It’s the U.S. rapper’s third top ten single and his highest peak so far, eclipsing his signature song “Sicko Mode,” which peaked at No. 6 in February. 

Just one place behind at No. 4 is Dan + Shay’s new team-up with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (Universal/Warner). It’s the U.S. country duo’s first time on the ARIA Top 50 Singles list. Bieber, however, is a regular on the chart, having scooped his third No. 1 earlier this year with “I Don’t Care,” his collab with Ed Sheeran.

Meanwhile, Maroon 5’s nostalgic “Memories” (Interscope/Universal) rises 12-7. It’s the American pop-rock outfit’s 12th top ten single in Australia. 

Kosovan DJ Regard is hovering just outside the top 10 with “Ride It” (Ministry of Sound/Sony), the week’s biggest mover which vaults 28-11. “Ride It,” a remix of Jay Sean’s 2008 song of the same name, is currently at No. 3 on the U.K. chart, where it dips one place from a peak of No. 2.


On the ARIA Albums Chart, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding enters a fifth week at the top, ahead former No. 1s from Ed Sheeran (No.6 Collaborations Project via Atlantic/Warner), Taylor Swift (Lover via Universal) and The Beatles (Abbey Road via Apple Corps/EMI), respectively. Tones And I’s debut EP The Kids Are Coming completes the top 5, improving one spot.

And finally, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds earn a 12th top 10 on the national albums survey with Ghosteen (AWAL/Kobalt). Cave’s 17th studio album with his band is the followup to the ARIA Hall of Famer’s No. 1s Skeleton Tree (from September 2016) and Push The Sky Away (February 2013).