Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ Breaks Kylie Minogue’s Australian Chart Record

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Last week, Tones And I equaled a chart record. This week, the Aussie singer and songwriter owns the record outright as “Dance Money” (Bad Batch/Sony) collects an eighth week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, while Post Malone snags a second successive week atop the national albums survey with Hollywood’s Bleeding.

By extending her chart streak, Tones And I sets the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart by an Australian female solo artist, smashing a mark set 32 years ago by Kylie Minogue’s “Locomotion.”
Next up, Tones is targeting the all-time streak by an Australian act, a feat set at nine weeks in 2014 by Justice Crew’s “Que Sera.”

In the past week, “Dance Monkey,” Tones And I’s second single, has gone to No. 1 in Austria, Switzerland and France and it’s currently well inside the top 20 in the U.K., where it rises 19-14 this week.

Meanwhile, Posty’s “Circles” (Republic/Universal) holds at No. 2, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” (Sony/Universal) stays at No. 3, while Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey land the week’s highest debut with “Don't Call Me Angel (Charlie's Angels)” (Universal), the lead single from the soundtrack to the forthcoming reboot of Charlie's Angels. It’s new at No. 4. 

According to ARIA, "Angel" is Grande’s 12th top ten single in Australia (and fourth for 2019), it’s the eighth time Cyrus has cracked the top 10, and just the second single for Del Rey to appear in the top 10, the only other time being Cedric Gervais remix of “Summertime Sadness” which reached No. 3 in September 2013. 

Ed Sheeran's "Beautiful People" (Atlantic/Warner) featuring Khalid completes the top 5, dipping one place from last week.

“Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X can boast a second top 40 as “Panini” (Columbia/Sony) rises 41-26, on the heels of the release of its official video. At the same time, the eight-times platinum “Old Town Road” slips 6-8 on its 26th week on the chart. 

As Post Malone locks up a second consecutive week atop the ARIA Albums Chart with Hollywood’s Bleeding, the week’s highest debut belongs to teenage Sydney singer Ruel, whose Free Time EP (RVD/Sony) opens at No. 3, his first entry on the survey. Ruel took out the breakthrough artist honor at the 2018 ARIA Awards.

Also new this week is Korn’s The Nothing (RoadRunner/Warner), which starts at No. 5. It’s the U.S. metal band’s ninth top ten entry on the tally and first since The Serenity Of Suffering went to No. 5 in October 2016. The band has two chart leaders to its name, with Follow The Leader (from 1998) and Issues (1999).

Finally, Charli XCX makes her top 50 debut with her collab-loaded new album Charli (Atlantic/Warner), new at No. 7, while Mongolian rockers The Hu crack the chart with their debut LP The Gereg (ES1/Sony), arriving at No. 11, while Zambian-born, Sydney-based rapper Sampa The Great sees her debut album The Return (Ninja Tune/Inertia) open at No. 12. The Return follows the release of her mixtapes The Great Mixtape (in 2015) and Birds And The BEE9 (2017), the latter claiming the Australian Music Prize in 2018. The Return also leads this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.