Dance Monkey becomes first #1 for Tones And I
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Dance Monkey becomes first #1 for Tones And I

August 3, 2019

Moves for Blanco Brown, Sam Smith, Ali Gatie and more!

‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones And I hits #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in its eighth week. It has been a meteoric rise for Tones And I (aka Toni Watson), who has gone from busking in Byron Bay to the top of the charts in a matter of months.
 
‘Dance Monkey’, her second single and first #1, is up from #3 last week. She first appeared on the ARIA Singles Chart on 20 May this year when she debuted at #40 with ‘Johnny Run Away’. This week, that track sits at #14, while third single, ‘Never Seen The Rain’, has moved up to #32.
 
‘Dance Monkey’ is the first Australian single to top the ARIA Singles Chart in 2019. It is the first Australian #1 single since Dean Lewis’ ‘Be Alright’ (#1 Aug. ’18) and the first #1 single by an Australian female solo artist since Delta Goodrem's 'Wings' (#1 Aug. ’15). ‘Dance Monkey’ is the 23rd #1 single by an Australian artist in the 2010s.
 
As it hits its seventh week in the Top 50, ‘The Git Up’ by Blanco Brown moves up one spot to #10 to crack the Top Ten for the first time. It’s already made the Top Ten in Canada and New Zealand, as well as topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in the US.
 
After debuting at #14 last week, Sam Smith’s ‘How Do You Sleep?’ moves up three spots to #11. The track was the most added to Australian radio last week.
 
Clocking up its sixth week in the chart, ‘It’s You’ by Canadian rapper Ali Gatie moves up four spots to score a new peak at #15. It spent one week at #1 in Malaysia in June.
 
Four weeks into its chart run, ‘Lalala’ by Y2k & bbno$ jumps nine places to land at #16, its highest peak.
 
Marshmello’s collaboration with Kane Brown, ‘One Thing Right’, has rocketed up ten spots to #18 in its fifth week in the Top 50.
 
This week’s Singles Chart also includes new peaks for Tones And I’s ‘Never Seen The Rain’ (#32), Illy’s ‘Then What’ (#33), Jessica Mauboy’s ‘Little Things’ (#40) and Andy Grammer’s ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ (#49).

Debuts:
 
#19: Taylor Swift ‘The Archer’ – With her seventh album Lover due for release on 23 August, Taylor Swift scores a third Singles Chart entry from it with ‘The Archer’. Following on from ‘Me!’ (#2 May ’19) and ‘You Need To Calm Down’ (#3 Jun. ’19), it was co-written and co-produced by Swift and Jack Antonoff. The two have previously collaborated on tracks on Swift’s albums 1989 (#1 Nov. ’14) and Reputation (#1 Nov. ’17).
 
#34: The Chainsmokers & ILLENIUM Feat. Lennon Stella ‘Takeaway’ – American duo The Chainsmokers take out their third chart entry for the year with ‘Takeaway’. The track is a collaboration with fellow American EDM artist ILLENIUM, along with Canadian vocalist Lennon Stella. Like ‘Who Do You Love’ (#13 Mar. ’19) and ‘Call You Mine’ (#26 Jul. ’19), the new single will feature on The Chainsmokers’ forthcoming album World War Joy. It will also be included on ILLENIUM’s third album Ascend.
 
#39: NF ‘Time’ – As his fourth album, The Search, debuts at #3 on this week’s Albums Chart, NF hits the Singles Chart with ‘Time’. It’s the second single by the American rapper to appear in the Top 50 after ‘Let You Down’ (#7 Dec. ’17).