Tones and I equals Whitney Houston & Rihanna No. 1 track records
Tones and I now equals Whitney Houston and Rihanna for longest-running Number 1 single of all time by a female artist
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It's a perfect 10 for Tones and I as she celebrates another week at the top of the Official Singles Chart, and enters the all-time chart record books into the bargain.
The Australian singer-songwriter's international hit Dance Monkey notches up an impressive ten straight weeks at Number 1, matching the record for longest running chart-topper by a female artist, sharing the accolade with two pop greats. Tones and I now joins Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You, from 1992, and Rihanna's Umbrella, from 2007, in the rundown of longest reigns at the top.
Not just a viral streaming phenomenon either - for ten weeks on the bounce, no other single has been downloaded OR streamed more times in the UK than Dance Monkey. A hit right across the board with the British public, topping the Official Streaming Chart, Sales Chart, as well as the overall Official Singles Chart for ten weeks straight. This week alone Dance Monkey racked up combined sales of 75,000, including 9.39m streams. If Tones and I can hang on for another week, the all-time record will belong to her alone.
Arizona Zervas breaks the Top 5 with Roxanne, rising two slots to Number 5, and Mariah Carey sleighs her way back into the Top 10 as festive favourite All I Want For Christmas Is You zooms 26 places to Number 8.
The Weeknd scores two new entries: Heartless gives him a seventh Top 10, rocketing 54 places to 10, and Blinding Lights goes straight in at 12.
Ellie Goulding leaps 43 places to enter the Top 40 at 14 with her cover of Joni Mitchell's Christmas song River, and Trevor Daniel makes his UK chart debut, with Falling, rising six spots to 40.
It’s time to get festive as a host of Christmas classics make an impact on the chart. Aside from Mariah leading the charge at 8, other festive tracks making a comeback are: Wham's Last Christmas (13); Fairytale of New York from Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl (22); Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas (23); Shakin Stevens' Merry Christmas Everyone (26); Michael Bublé's It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (32); Santa Tell Me, from Ariana Grande (33); and Elton John's Step Into Christmas (39).
Source Official Charts Company
December 6, 2019 1:00pm ET by Official Charts Company