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"Dance Monkey" is a song by Australian singer Tones and I, released on May 10, 2019 as the second single from the debut debut of Tones and I The Kids Are Coming. The song was produced and mixed by Konstantin Kersting. After its release, Tones and I said that the song is about the expectations that are put on musical artists.
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Upon reaching his tenth week at the top of the Australian singles list, "Dance Monkey" broke the record for most of the weeks in number one on the list for an Australian act, previously held by Justice Crew's song "Que Sera" from 2014. With his sixteenth week at number one, in November, he broke the record for most weeks at number one in the history of the Australian charts, previously held by Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" (2017) .To date, "Dance Monkey" has spent 21 consecutive weeks in first position.
At the 2019 ARIA Music Awards, the single was nominated for seven awards, winning three. He won the ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Best New Artist.
In the United Kingdom, "Dance Monkey" broke the record for the most weeks that a female artist spent at the top of the UK singles list when she remained at the top of the list for the eleventh week. The previous ten-week record was held jointly by Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" in 1992-93 and "Umbrella" by Rihanna and Jay-Z in 2007.
Tones made her debut on US television on 18 November 2019 with a performance of the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
On 10 December 2019, Tones appeared as a guest performer again in the US on The Voice. The following week, "Dance Monkey" entered the US Billboard top ten for the first time, at number nine.
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