Tones and I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ Takes Lead In U.K. Chart Race

Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” will be hard to shake from the top of the tree in the U.K.

The catchy pop song is well on pace to land a fourth week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart.

Based on early sales and streaming data, the Aussie singer and songwriter’s breakthrough hit opens up a big lead in the early stages of the chart week. And it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Billboard understands “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch) has shifted almost twice the volume of the second-placed single, DJ Regard’s “Ride It” (Ministry of Sound), to take pole position on the Official Chart Company’s “First Look” survey.

“Dance Monkey” is currently on a 12-week streak atop the Australian singles chart, a record for an Aussie act, and its growing muscles in the U.K., where last week it logged its best week to-date with 85,000 chart sales, including 9.4 million streams, the OCC reports.

Tones (real name Toni Watson) is still some way off claiming the longest reign by an Aussie artist in the U.K. That honor belongs to Olivia Newton-John, whose Grease hit “You’re The One That I Want” owned the chart crown for nine weeks.

The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday local time.

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