As Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ beats a path to the record books in Australia, the ubiquitous tune is hitting some massive milestones far from home.
‘Dance Monkey’ clocked up 130 million streams last month alone and has hit No. 1 in seven countries, including Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Australia, where it’s owned the ARIA Singles Chart for seven consecutive weeks, a record-equalling mark.
It’s also cracked the top ten in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland and gone to No. 3 in Germany, one of the five biggest recorded music markets on the planet.
But wait, there’s so much more. ‘Dance Monkey’ is cutting some funky moves on the U.K. chart. When the Official U.K. Singles Chart was published last Friday, the song entered the top 20 for the first time in its six weeks on the survey, rising 31-19.
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On the midweek sales chart, published overnight, ‘Dance Monkey’ moves to No. 17. The U.K. top 10 is now in Tones’ sights.
It’s a similar story in the United States, the world’s biggest music market, where ‘Dance Monkey’ is at No. 15 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100, which ranks the top songs that have yet to impact the Hot 100 tally.
The rest of the world is on board. When Apple Music and Shazam launched their inaugural Discovery Top 50 chart last month, ‘Dance Monkey’ opened at No. 3.
Now it’s at No. 2, just below Maya Payne’s ‘Make up My Mind’ and tracking for a global No. 1.