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Tones and I Hits No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters Chart, Thanks to ‘Dance Monkey’

Tones and I (real name: Toni Watson) hits No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters chart (dated Jan. 11) for the first time, thanks to the Australia native's breakthrough single "Dance Monkey," which…

Tones and I (real name: Toni Watson) hits No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Songwriters chart (dated Jan. 11) for the first time, thanks to the Australia native’s breakthrough single “Dance Monkey,” which leaps 14-7 on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching a new high.

“Dance Monkey,” which Watson wrote solely, also bounds 24-6 on the Streaming Songs chart with 26.5 million U.S. streams, up 6%, according to Nielsen Music.


The global smash concurrently leads Australia’s ARIA Singles Chart for a record-extending 22nd week.

Tones and I dethrones late holiday hitmaker Johnny Marks, who ruled Hot 100 Songwriters for four weeks, thanks to four Christmas standards that hit the Hot 100 over the holidays: Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,”Burl Ives’ “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Chuck Berry’s “Run Rudolph Run.”

“Dance Monkey” was produced by Konstantin Kersting, who re-enters the Hot 100 Producers chart at No. 9.

The weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100; plus, genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding “Hot”-named genre charts. As with Billboard‘s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

The full Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts, in addition to the full genre rankings, can be found here.