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Tones and I matches record for longest running Number 1 by a female artist

Friday, December 6th, 2019

It’s a perfect 10 for Tones and I as she celebrates another week at the top of the Official Singles Chart, and enters the chart record books into the bargain.

The Australian singer-songwriter’s international hit Dance Monkey has notched up an impressive ten straight weeks at Number 1, matching the record for longest running chart-topper by a female artist, sharing the accolade with two pop greats.

Tones and I now joins Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, from 1992, and Rihanna’s Umbrella, from 2007, in the rundown of longest reigns at the top. This week Dance Monkey racked up combined sales of 75,000, including 9.39m streams, and if Tones and I can hang on for another week, the record will belong to her alone.

Arizona Zervas breaks the Top 5 with Roxanne, rising two slots to Number 5, and Mariah Carey sleighs her way back into the Top 10 as her festive favourite All I Want For Christmas Is You zooms 26 places to Number 8.

The Weeknd scores two new entries: Heartless gives him a seventh Top 10, rocketing 54 places to 10, and Blinding Lights goes straight in at 12.

Ellie Goulding leaps 43 places to enter the Top 40 at 14 with her cover of Joni Mitchell’s Christmas song River, and Trevor Daniel makes his UK chart debut, with Falling, rising six spots to 40.

And, yes, it’s time to get festive as a host of Christmas classics make an impact on the chart. Aside from Mariah leading the charge at 8, other festive tracks making a comeback are: Wham’s Last Christmas (13); Fairytale of New York from Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl (22); Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas (23); Shakin Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (26); Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (32); Santa Tell Me, from Ariana Grande (33); and Elton John’s Step Into Christmas (39).

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Dance Monkey is now the longest running Number 1 of the year

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Everyone is still going ape for Dance Monkey – Tones and I claims another week at Number 1, and a chart record into the bargain.

Dance Monkey’s ninth week at the top of the Official Singles Chart means it’s the longest running Number 1 of 2019, overtaking Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s I Don’t Care, which spent eight weeks at the summit this summer.

Tones and I now has the third longest-running Number 1 single ever by a female artist in the UK. The feat is jointly held by Rihanna’s Umbrella ft. Jay-Z and Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, both of which logged ten weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart.

The Australian singer-songwriter notched up 9.58 million streams and was the biggest selling download of the week too – but there are a couple of big songs right behind her aiming to take Tones and I’s crown.

Lewis Capaldi rockets 17 slots this week to claim his fifth consecutive Top 10 with Before You Go, at 2, and the highest new entry this week comes from Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, and Burna Boy – Own It is new at 3.

Arizona Vervas’ Roxanne continues its ascent, rising to a new peak of 7, while KSI, Rick Ross, Lil Baby, and S-X leap 22 places to 10 with their collab Down Like That.

Lewisham rapper DigDat’s New Dior, featuring D-Block Europe, goes straight in at 16, while Brighton DJ Endor rises eight slots to 21 with Pump it Up.

Coldplay’s Orphans returns to the Top 40, rebounding to its original peak of 27 following the release of new album Everyday Life; Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar is up seven places to 28; and Loyal, from PARTYNEXTDOOR feat Drake, is in at 31.

It’s official, Christmas has kicked off: Mariah Carey’s festive classic All I Want For Christmas is You leaps 25 places to make its thirteenth consecutive return to the Top 40.

Ziezie and Aitch score their second Top 40 together with French Kisses, in at Number 35; Frozen 2 track Into the Unknown, from Idina Menzel and Aurora, is new at Number 36; and this year’s John Lewis Christmas ad theme, a cover of REO Speedwagon’s Can’t Fight This Feeling by Bastille, zooms 55 slots to Number 39.

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Tones and I claims an eighth week at Number 1

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Dance Monkey has yet to miss a step – Tones and I’s viral hit lands another week at the top of the Official Singles Chart.

Australian singer Tones and I – real name Toni Watson – scored 82,800 combined sales, including 9.63 million streams, to notch up an eighth week at Number 1.

Highest new entry this week goes to Billie Eilish, with Everything I Wanted going straight in at Number 3, giving the teenage American singer-songwriter her third UK Top 10, and Maroon 5 score an eighth Top 5 with Memories reaching a new peak of Number 5.

Lewis Capaldi rebounds four places to 6 with Bruises, matching the song’s previous chart peak last month, and his new single Before You Go goes straight in at 19, his fifth Top 20 hit in the UK.

After gaining popularity on video-based social media site TikTok, rapper Arizona Zervas makes a big climb with Roxanne, leaping 14 slots to break the Top 10 at 10; Blackbear’s Hot Girl Bummer continues its ascent, rising five places to 14.

Following his acclaimed stint as presenter on US late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live, Harry Styles goes back up seven places to Number 16 with Lights Up, and new track Watermelon Sugar, which Harry debuted on SNL, is new at Number 35.

Brighton-born DJ and producer Endor jumps seven places with Pump it Up at Number 29; Tory Lanez and T-Pain make a huge leap as their collaboration Jerry Spruger zooms 24 slots to Number 32; and thanks to a remix featuring Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift’s Lover makes a reappearance in the Top 40, reentering at Number 38.

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Dance Monkey now the longest female UK Number 1 since Leona Lewis

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Dance Monkey continues to boogie at the top of the Official Singles Chart, earning Tones and I a mammoth seventh week at Number 1.

By extending her lead at the top, Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I – real name Toni Watson – now has the longest-running UK chart-topper by a female lead since Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love, which spent seven weeks at Number 1 in 2007.

Dance Monkey scored 83,000 chart sales to keep its spot at the summit, including 9.6 million streams.

Meanwhile, J Hus claims this week’s highest new entry with Must Be at Number 5 – the British rapper’s strongest debut and highest charting track to date.

Production trio Meduza are on the cusp of landing their second Top 10 with Lose Control ft. Becky Hill & Goodboys, up three to 11; rapper Fredo lands his seventh Top 40 single with Netflix & Chill at 13; and Dave earns a 15th Top 40 with Paper Cuts at 15.

Following his boxing match win against Logan Paul, British YouTuber KSI enters the Top 40 at Number 18 with Down Like That ft. Rick Rossm Lil Baby and S-X; US singer-songwriter Arizona Zervas vaults 18 places to Number 24 with his global breakthrough hit Roxanne; and Young T & Bugsey’s Don’t Rush ft. Headie One is new at 28.

Further down, rising London-born singer and rapper Darkoo scores her UK Top 40 debut with One Acen collaboration Gangsta at 34; Endor’s rework of Danzell’s 2004 dance hit Pump It Up climbs seven spots to 36; and Tom Walker’s Better Half Of Me zooms 14 places to 40.

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Tones and I extends her reign at Number 1

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Tones and I is showing no signs of flagging on the dance floor as she marks another week at Number 1 with Dance Monkey.

Dance Monkey notched up 11,450 downloads – its highest weekly downloads figure so far – and scored over 9.33 million streams to land a sixth week atop the Official Singles Chart with a combined sales tally of 84,500.

Tones and I’s domination means Dua Lipa starts at Number 2 with her comeback single Don’t Start Now, which opened the MTV EMAs in Seville last weekend.

Blackbear’s Hot Girl Bummer hits a new peak, rising seven places to Number 18, and Jax Jones’ This is Real, featuring Ella Henderson, leaps 11 slots to Number 19 – Ella was last in the Top 20 with Kygo, back in 2015.

There’s a new entry at 23 for Krept & Konan, D-Block Europe, and Ling Hussle, with Tell Me, and Krept & Konan crop up again at 28, rocketing 19 places with their Wizkid collab, G Love.

Niall Horan’s Nice To Meet Ya rises eight slots to 26; M Huncho is new in at 30 with Thumb, featuring Nafe Smallz; and AJ Tracey and Skepta’s much-anticipated collaboration Kiss and Tell makes its debut at 31.

The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK are serving chart realness, debuting on the UK’s Official Singles Chart before the inaugural season of the BBC Three show is even over. Break Up (Bye Bye) death-drops straight in at Number 35, following episode 5’s girlband challenge. Poundz zooms 13 places to 37 with Opp Thot; and Halsey’s Graveyard rebounds three slots to re-enter at 40.

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Dance Monkey scores highest sales week yet to stay at Number 1

Friday, November 1st, 2019

There’s no moving that Dance Monkey off the top spot just yet, as Tones and I extends her reign at Number 1.

The viral hit scored its highest weekly sales tally yet, with 85,820 combined sales – including 9.54 million streams – to land a fifth week atop the Official Singles Chart.

The last Australian act to manage a five-week stint at Number 1 was Gotye’s Somebody I Used To Know, back in 2012.

Selena Gomez lands her fifth Top 10 as Lose You to Love Me rockets 62 slots to Number 3, her highest ever chart position in the UK – further down the chart another Selena track, Look At Her Now, is also brand new at 26.

Following the release of his ninth studio album Jesus is King, Kanye West scores three new entries in this week’s Top 40: Follow God is in at 6, giving him a 20th Top 10; Selah is new at 19; and Closed on Sundays bows at 20.

Lizzo scores her first ever UK Top 10, with Good As Hell, leaping 12 slots to Number 7 thanks in part to a new remix featuring Ariana Grande; Floss by AJ Tracey, featuring Mostack & Not3s, is new at Number 22 following the release of the deluxe edition of AJ’s self-titled debut album.

Coldplay return with Orphans, in at Number 27, and Niall Horan’s Nice to Meet Ya breaks into the Top 40 for the first time, climbing to Number 34.

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Tones and I keeps dancing at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Tones and I’s Dance Monkey extends its reign at Number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart with another week of impressive sales and streams.

The track claims a fourth week at the top notching up 81,000 chart sales over the past seven days, including 9 million streams. Dance Monkey outperformed its closest competitor, Regard’s Ride It, by almost double.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s South of the Border continues to head north on the chart, up three places to Number 4, while Lewis Capaldi’s Bruises lifts three places to a new peak at Number 6.

Two songs enter the Top 10 for the first time: Aitch’s Buss Down ft. ZieZie climbs three spots to 8, and Maroon 5’s Memories leaps nine rungs to 10, earning the US band their eleventh UK Top 10 single.

Production trio Meduza make this week’s biggest climb within the Top 40; new single Lose Control ft. Becky Hill and Goodboys is up 18 places to Number 15. Lizzo’s Good As Hell also breaks into the Top 20 for the first time, up four places to Number 18. A new mix of the song featuring Ariana Grande was released today and will impact next week’s chart.

Further down, there’s a climb for Halsey’s Graveyard, up seven spots to 29; Hot Girl Bummer by Blackbear soars 11 places to make its Top 40 debut at 30; Jax Jones earns his tenth UK Top 40 single as This Is Real ft. Ella Henderson vaults 21 rungs to 33; and The Script’s The Last Time lift eight places to 40 – the band’s eleventh Top 40 single.

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Dance Monkey sees off Travis Scott to claim second week at Number 1

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Tones and I’s Dance Monkey extends its reign at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, holding off a fierce challenge from Travis Scott’s Highest in the Room.

Dance Monkey notched up over 70,700 chart sales this week, including 7.34 million streams, to claim a second week at the summit.

Travis’s Highest in the Room, a new entry at Number 2, becomes his second Top 10 and his highest ever chart peak in the UK.

Dermot Kennedy, who tops this week’s Official Albums Chart, scores his first UK Top 10, as Outnumbered advances six slots to a new peak of Number 8; Jorja Smith lands her highest charting single as Be Honest, feat. Burna Boy, rises four places to 11; and Sam Feldt’s Post Malone, feat. Rani, rebounds four to a new peak of 13.

Justin Bieber’s collaboration with country duo Dan & Shay, 10,000 Hours, starts at 19; Buss Down, from Aitch feat Ziezie climbs five to break the Top 20 at 20; while Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, and Cardi B’s team-up on South of the Border is up sixteen places to 24.

After a near-miss earlier in the year, Summer Walker lands her first UK Top 40 hit with Playing Games, which rockets 68 slots to 25; Camila Cabello pops up again, this time rising eight to 29 with Liar; Riton & Oliver Heldens also advance eight with Turn Me On feat Vula, to 29; and Halsey scores an eighth Top 40 with Graveyard, up eleven to 38.

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Dance Monkey claims Number 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Tones and I’s Dance Monkey takes this week’s top spot on the Official UK Singles Chart, marking the end of a nine-week climb up the Top 100.

The Australian singer-songwriter’s breakthrough track first entered the singles chart at Number 82 in August and this week’s leaps six places to Number 1 with over 50,000 chart sales, including 5.1 million streams.

On learning the news, Tones and I told OfficialCharts.com: “Thank you so much UK for your support on this track, I can’t wait to come over soon and celebrate with you all.”

In her native Australia, Tones and I – real name Toni Watson – is enjoying a ninth consecutive week at Number 1. Last week Dance Monkey broke the country’s record for most weeks at the summit by an Australian female solo artist, sweeping aside a 32-year-old record set by Kylie Minogue’s Locomotion.

In the UK, Dance Monkey is the first Number 1 by an Australian artist in five years, since Iggy Azalea’s Problem with Ariana Grande.

Dance Monkey holds off competition from Regard’s Ride It, which jumps three places to a new peak at Number 2. The song has outperformed the 2008 original by Jay Sean, which topped out at Number 11 in 2008.

Lewis Capaldi’s Bruises – the latest spinoff from his chart-topping debut album – zooms 71 places to Number 11, boosted by the release of a new remixes EP including a live orchestral version.

D-Block Europe scores this week’s highest new entry with Playing For Keeps ft. Dave going straight in at 21, earning the South London group their fifth Top 40 single.

Further down, Buss Down by rising star Aitch rebounds ten places to 25 following the release of the track’s music video, and DJ/producers Riton & Oliver Heldens make their Top 40 debut together with Turn Me On, vaulting 21 spots to Number 37. The climb means Riton claims his second and Oliver his third UK Top 40 hit.

Finally, Ed Sheeran lands his 41st UK Top 40 hit as South of The Border ft. Camila Cabello and Cardi B enters at Number 40.

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Take Me Back To London claims fifth week at Number 1

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Ed Sheeran holds on to his chart crown for another week as his latest single Take Me Back To London notches up a fifth week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

The track, which features Stormzy and has been remixed by Sir Spyro with added guests Jaykae and Aitch, easily claims another week at the summit with 53,000 chart sales, finishing 14,000 ahead of his closest competitor.

Ed’s fellow collaborator Aitch takes second place this week with his breakthrough track Taste (Make It Shake), climbing one place to Number 2 to match its previous peak held two weeks ago.

Two tracks make their first Top 10 appearance this week: Regard’s viral-turned-chart hit Ride It leaps six places to Number 5, while Tones & I jumps seven spots to Number 7. The Australian singer-songwriter set a new chart record in her home country this week for most weeks at the top on the ARIA Singles Chart by an Australian female solo artist, breaking a 32 year record previously held by Kylie Minogue’s Locomotion.

Further down, there are new peaks for Jorja Smith’s Be Honest ft. Burna Boy – up two to 16 – and Dermot Kennedy’s Outnumbered, up three slots to 17. Dave’s Professor X is up five to 19 and Lil Nas X’s Panini lifts two to 21.

Two singles make their Top 40 debut this week: Lizzo’s Good As Hell vaults 35 places to Number 23, and Tiesto & Mabel’s God Is A Dancer is the week’s highest new entry at Number 37.

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