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Australian Singles: Tones and I ‘Dance Monkey’ Spends 12 Weeks At No 1

by Gavin Ryan on October 20, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Tones and I with her mega track “Dance Monkey” is atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a twelfth straight week, as she is now one week shy of the years longest running chart-topper in “Old Town Road” (13 weeks).

“Dance Monkey” and it’s twelve weeks at the top in Australia is now the equal eight longest running No.1 song of all time in Australia (1940 to 2019), tying with last decades longest staying pinnacle-holder in the Eminem track “Lose Yourself” (2002), while she also ties with third-equal longest running No.1 of this decade in “Happy” for Pharrell Williams (2014), plus Toni and her track are now the equal longest running No.1 for a female artist (local or overseas) tying with the twelve week running song “Buttons & Bows” for Dinah Shore (1949). So she also continues to hold the crown for ‘Longest Running Australian Performed No.1 Single (solo, duo or group)’ and ‘Longest Running Australian Performed No.1 by a Female Singer’.

The song is again at No.1 around the planet in Norway (10 weeks, the last Australian act to hit #1 in Norway was Conrad Sewell on the Kygo track “Firestone” for six weeks from mid-Dec 2014), Ireland (8th week), New Zealand (6th week), Finland, Austria, France, Sweden (returns) (all 5th week), Belgium (4th week), Switzerland, The Netherlands, England and Germany (3rd week) and is sitting at No.3 in Demark, No.15 in Canada (up from #19) and No.16 in Bulgaria (up from #21), while it was also the most streamed/played track in the world on Spotify this past week.

Post Malone continues to run around in “Circles” at No.2 for a sixth week, taking his tally of weeks in that position (overall) to now 32 weeks, while jumping up four spots to a new peak of No.3 is the Maroon 5 track “Memories” to become their sixth Top 3 (and Top 5) single in Australia and first since last years “Girls Like You” spent four weeks at No.2 in late June and up to mid-July of 2018, while this week fifteen years ago their debut album “Songs About Jane” spent a solitary week at the top in Australia (18-Oct-2004).

Last weeks Top 5 debuts are back-to-back again this week, albeit one slides back down over the other, with the Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber track “10,000 Hours” stable at its entry position of No.4 and down two places to No.5 is the Travis Scott track “Highest in the Room”, which debuted at No.1 in both the U.S.A. and Canada this past week. After which is the first of three new tracks within the Top 10 this week as the dance anthem for Regard called “Ride it” gallops up five places to land at a new peak of No.6 and it gives the Kosovan DJ his first Top 10 placing in Australia (the last act from that region to make it into the Top 10 was Rita Ora with “Let You Love Me” (HP-8, early Dec 2018), she was born in Pristina before moving to England as a child).

Debuting at No.7 this week is the first taste from a forthcoming second album for Harry Styles with his new track “Lights Up”, which also debuted at No.3 England, No.4 in Ireland and No.7 in New Zealand (so far) and it becomes the former 1D members second Top 10 single here and fourth Top 100 entry, while his former band mates in Zayn and Niall also have debut and bulleting tracks this week. Down three places each are “One Right Thing” for Marshmello and Kane Brown plus “Senorita” for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello to No.8 and No.9 respectively, while jumping up seven places to a new peak of No.10 is the rapper blackbear and his first chart entry “Hot Girl Bummer”, with us and New Zealand the first two countries to make it into a Top 10 hit (it jumps from 13 to No.9 there this week).

* After leaving the Top 10 last week the Lewis Capaldi track “Someone You Loved” is back up a couple of places to No.11, while he also lands his second chart entry this week too.
* The Ed Sheeran track “South of the Border” with Camila Cabello and Cardi B originally debuted at No.14 in late July of this year, and thanks to a recent remixed version it is this week back up five places to a new peak of No.13, his only rising track this week, but for Camila the first of two rises.
* The Flume and Vera Blue entry “Rushing Back” debuted at No.20 three weeks ago, then fell to No.21 last week, while this week it is back up a couple of places to a new peak of No.19.
* Tones and I finds her third chart entry “Never Seen the Rain” rising back up two places to it’s former peak of No.21, which it first achieved in late August, this is it’s eleventh week in the Top 30 (out of 13 weeks on the charts).
* The Halsey track “Graveyard” continues it’s slow climb up the charts, this week rising five to a new peak of No.26.
* Rebounding seven places to No.27 is the Lil’ Tecca track “Ran$om” (HP-8).
* Normani is back up three places to No.29 with her track “Motivation” (HP-28).
* Camila Cabello just issued a new track called “Easy”, while her current solo chart entry “Liar” rises five places to a new chart height of No.31.
* Freya Ridings climbed into the Top 50 last week with her first chart entry “Castles”, which this week rises nine places to land within the Top 40 and rest at a new peak of No.36.
* The Chainsmokers track “Takeaway” (HP-32) is back up five places to No.41.
* With the finals for ‘The Masked Singer’ occurring on Monday night here, this past week saw a unique performance from ‘The Wolf’ who sang both the male and female parts of the song “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, thus the song is back up seven places to No.43.
* The only rising Jonas Brothers track this week is their appearance on the new Diplo track “Lonely” which is up four places to a new peak of No.44.
* After two weeks of sitting at No.54 the song called “Post Malone” for Sam Feldt rises three places to a new chart height of No.51.
* Lauv is up one spot to a new peak of No.52 with his latest entry “Feelings”.
* The third new peak in a row is for N.Z. acts Drax Project and Six60 who move up three places to a new peak of No.53 with their (Drax’s) second entry here “Catching Feelings”.
* Three of last weeks new entries leap up this week in “Bandit” for Juice WRLD (71 to No.55), the new Niall Horan track “Nice to Meet Ya” (93 to No.60) and “Good Thing” by Zedd and Kehlani (98 to No.63).
* Summer Walker saw her debut album enter at No.2 in the U.S. this week, while her singles chart entry here from last week in “Playing Games” is up three places to a new peak of No.80.
* Andy Grammer is back up six places to No.83 with “Don’t Give Up on Me”.
* There are three new entries and three returning tracks this week, the returnees are all at the bottom of the chart in “When the Party’s Over” for Billie Eilish (#98), Say You Won’t Let Go” for James Arthur (#99) and “Lovely” for Billie Eilish and Khalid (#100).

* Three songs leave the Top 10 this week, all of which notched up double-digit-weeks within the ten, starting with “Beautiful People” for Ed Sheeran and Khalid (HP-4×7, WI10-15, 9 to No.12), “The Git Up” for Kane Brown (HP-5×2, WI10-11, 8 to No.15) and the now second longest running Top 10 single of all time in Australia “Old Town Road” for Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (HP-1×13, WI10-27), which tumbles down eight places to land at No.18 this week.
* Lizzo’s second entry “Good as Hell” is on hold at No.14, while her older entry “Truth Hurts” is down two places to No.22, plus it lost the U.S. top spot this week too.
* Ed Sheeran also drops down with “I Don’t Care” (19 to No.23), “Perfect” (64 to No.68), “Cross Me” (70 to No.74) and the once again ‘Lonest Charted Single’ in “Shape of You” (78 to No.79, 145th week in the Top 100).
* Cracking the one-year mark on the chart this week (52 weeks) is the Post Malone and Swae Lee track “Sunflower”, which is down three places to No.28, plus he also slides with “Goodbyes” (28 to No.30), on the French Montana track “Writing on the Wall” (43 to No.47), “Saint-Tropez” (44 to No.49), “Wow.” (57 to No.61), “Take What You Want” (60 to No.69), “Enemies” (75 to No.86) and “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (77 to No.90).
* Lil’ Nas X also falls down with his second entry this week in “Panini” (26 to No.32).
* Miley Cyrus is down four to No.33 with “Slide Away”, while she also drops nine spots to No.39 with her collaboration with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey with “Don’t Call Me Angel”, with Ariana also down with “Boyfriend” (42 to No.48).
* Guy Sebastian falls seven places to No.34 with his tribute track “Choir”.
* Taylor Swift drops six spots to No.45 with her “Lover” single, and is down to just two tracks within the Top 100 this week, as “You Need to Calm Down” drops down five to No.54 and “ME!” departs the chart.
* Tones and I bookends the Top 50 this week as her second single is at the top of the charts, while her first single “Johnny Run Away” is down ten places to No.50.
* Drake is down with his track “Money in the Grave” (51 to No.56) and as a guest on “Sicko Mode” with Travis Scott (65 to No.73)
* In it’s 66th week in the Top 100 the No.1 song at this time last year in “Shotgun” for George Ezra is down seven places to No.66.
* All three entries featuring Illy are down this week, with his recent Top 40 entry “Then What” dropping ten places to No.76, while his debut from last week in “Lean on Me” featuring Robinson drops down six spots to No.96 and finally his guest appearance on the Hilltop Hoods song “Exit Sign” falls six also, to No.93.
* OneRepublic’s two entries both drop ten places this week, with “Rescue Me” down to No.82 and their recent returned track “Wanted” slipping to No.95.

* #62 – Trampoline – Zayn feat. Shaed is originally a song by the American indie-pop trio called Shaed (pronounced Shade) featuring the twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst, and issued in June of 2018 on their EP ‘Melt’, and now it’s been remixed with former 1D member Zayn adding his vocals alongside Shaed’s and it becomes their first chart entry and the twelfth overall entry for Zayn.

* #85 – Bruises by Lewis Capaldi is the second entry here for the Scottish singer, but it was actually his very first single from May of 2017, issued seven singles prior to his recent No.4 song “Someone You Loved” (TW-11), which is why the song debuts on a sales certification of Gold (●), and is the only newly certified song this week, the song originally peaking in the Top 10 in both England and Ireland (No.9) and in his home country of Scotland (No.2).

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