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Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ Among Top-5 Most Streamed Songs In U.K. History

Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ Among Top-5 Most Streamed Songs In U.K. History

Tones And I scores another serious bragging right as “Dance Monkey” is confirmed as one of the five most-streamed songs in U.K. history.

Tones’ ubiquitous hit from 2019 is ranked No. 5 on the U.K.’s Top 200 most-streamed songs of all time, published by the Official Charts Company this week to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the national singles chart.

On closer inspection, Tones’ achievement is a towering one. The one-time busker is the only female solo artist in the top 10; Billie Eilish is next up at No. 20 (though Lady Gaga does appear at No. 10 with “Shallow,” her A Star Is Born duet with Hollywood star Bradley Cooper).

Also, Tones is the highest ranked non-Brit on the U.K. chart, which is led by Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” (with 561 million combined streams) and songs by Ed Sheeran and George Ezra.

Though Tones (real name Toni Watson) has reportedly had enough of the song, the track set charts ablaze everywhere following its release in May 2019.

Along the way, the song ruled 30 national surveys, including the ARIA Singles Chart for a record 24 weeks, and it led the Official U.K. Singles Chart for 11 weeks, a new mark for a solo female artist.

Tones, who teamed up with Macklemore earlier this year on “Chant,” will present at the 2022 ARIA Awards next Thursday (Nov. 24) at The Hordern Pavilion

She’s not the only artist from these parts to impact the U.K. list of top 200 most-streamed songs.

Sia Furler’s 2015 release “Cheap Thrills,” a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 leader, is the 37th most-streamed song of all time in the U.K. The Adelaide singer also appears at No. 97 with her 2014 hit “Chandelier”.

Meanwhile, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s ARIA Award winning hit from 2018, “Youngblood,” comes in at No. 91; The Kid Laroi’s 2021 collaboration with Justin Bieber, “Stay,” lands at No. 132 on the list; “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” the 2020 viral number by New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 and U.S. R&B singer Jason Derulo, is at No. 180; the Hugh Jackman-led “The Greatest Show,” which appeared in the popular 2017 The Greatest Showman, is at No. 149; and Elton John & Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart,” remixed by Pnau, drops in at No. 187.

The final Aussie to appear in the U.K. top 200 is Dean Lewis with “Be Alright.”

Though it missed out on a top 10 position on the weekly U.K. chart, peaking at No. 11, “Be Alright” arrives at No. 188 on the all-time streams list ahead of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Ed Sheeran’s “Happier,” Drake’s “In My Feelings,” and others.

Check out the full list here.


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