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Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ is now on Spotify’s all-time streams podium

Senior Journalist, B2B
Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ is now on Spotify’s all-time streams podium

Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ is still on the climb and is all set for a place on the podium of recorded music history.

Sometime in the next 24 hours, Tones’ smash hit will lift to No. 3 on the list of most-streamed songs on Spotify, switching places with ‘One Dance’ by Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla.

Tones owns all kinds of records with ‘Dance Monkey’. She’s the only female artist in the all-time top three, and only Australian. 

And she was the fastest Aussie to one billion streams, a record she has buried many times over.

Since its release in May 2019, ‘Dance Monkey’ has blasted to more than seven billion streams globally, including 1.938 billion on Spotify.

Watch Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’:

The single went on the rule the U.K. chart for 11 weeks, a record for a solo female artist, and led the ARIA Singles Chart for 24 weeks, a streak unchallenged any other artist.

‘Dance Monkey’ also went top 5 in the U.S., became the inaugural leader on Billboard’s new Alternative Songwriters chart and Tones went to No. 1 on the trade title’s Hot 100 Songwriters’ Chart.

In Australia, Tones (real name Toni Watson) bagged ARIA, APRA and AIR Awards.

The former busker has easily cast-off the “one-hit wonder” tag.

Follow-up ‘Never Seen the Rain’ has more than one-quarter billion hits on Spotify, while ‘Bad Child’ was a question on a recent episode of Mastermind.

Tones’ new single ‘Fly Away’ immediately took to the sky. After dropping last Friday, the track hit one million streams in its first 24 hours.

Directed by Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly, the team behind the ‘Dance Monkey’ video, ‘Fly Away’ has flown past one-million views on YouTube by Monday (16th November). It’s also raced past one million streams on Spotify and iTunes, taking top spot on the Apple streamer’s chart.

Tones will return to the 2020 ARIA Awards stage as a presenter, having won four spiky trophies last year.

Watch ‘Tones And I’s Fly Away’:

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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