Tones and I’s breakthrough hit Dance Monkey shows no signs of slowing down yet as it claims a sixth week at Number 1 on the Official Irish Singles Chart.
Real name Toni Watson, the Australian singer-songwriter finished 5,200 chart sales ahead of her nearest competition, Post Malone’s Circles (2).
Dance Monkey is now the longest-reigning Irish Number 1 hit for an Australian artist this millennium, surpassing the five non-consecutive weeks achieved by Somebody That I Used To Know by Australian artist Gotye in 2012, and the five consecutive weeks scored by Sia’s Cheap Thrills in 2016.
Dance Monkey joins five songs by female lead artists to spent at least six consecutive weeks at Number 1 this decade, along with Adele’s Someone Like You (2011), Rihanna’s We Found Love (2011), Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do (2015), Dua Lipa’s New Rules (2017) and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (2018).
Kosovan DJ Regard reaches a new peak with Ride It, climbing two places to Number 3, while AJ Tracey’s Ladbroke Grove continues to scale the Top 10 in its 18th week on chart, up one to a new personal best at Number 6.
Young T & Bugsey edge closer to the Top 10 with Strike A Pose ft. Aitch, up four to 11, while Bruises by Lewis Capaldi returns to the Top 50 at 23 following the release of a remixes EP.
Jorja Smith scales 14 spots to Number 34 with Be Honest ft. Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran’s South of the Border ft. Camila Cabello & Cardi B re-enters at 37 after it was nominated as his next single and remixed by Cheat Codes, and Maroon 5 lift six places to Number 38 with Memories.
US singer-songwriter Blackbear collects this week’s highest new entry and his first Irish Chart entry Hot Girl Bummer at Number 41, French Montana’s Writing On The Wall ft. Post Malone & Cardi B debuts at Number 42, and London singer Raye enters at Number 50 with her new single Love Me Again.
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