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"Dance Monkey"
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Single by Tones and I
from the EP The Kids Are Coming
Released 10 May 2019 (2019-05-10)
Format
Genre Electropop
Length 3:29
Label
Songwriter(s) Toni Watson
Producer(s) Konstantin Kersting

"Dance Monkey" is a song by Australian singer Tones and I, released on 10 May 2019 as the second single from Tones and I's debut EP The Kids Are Coming. The song was produced and mixed by Konstantin Kersting. Upon release, Tones and I said the song is about the expectations that are placed on musical performers.

"Dance Monkey" has topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and peaked within the top ten in many other European and Asian countries. It is the first charting single for Tones and I in the United States, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Upon reaching its tenth week at the top of the Australian Singles Chart, "Dance Monkey" broke the record for the most weeks at number one on the chart by an Australian act, previously held by Justice Crew's 2014 song "Que Sera". With its sixteenth week at number one, in November, it broke the record for the most weeks at number one in Australian chart history, previously held by Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" (2017). To date, "Dance Monkey" has spent 19 consecutive weeks at the top position.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the single was nominated for seven awards, winning three. It won ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist.

Tones made her debut on US television on 18 November 2019 with a performance of the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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