Dance Monkey

Tones and I

About Dance Monkey

"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 over 30 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, 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 seven 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 Australia's ARIA chart history (1983–present), previously held by Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" (2017). "Dance Monkey" also holds the record for the longest time at number one in the modern rock era in Australia (1955–present), with 22 weeks. 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 & I also won her fourth award as Best Female Artist. 


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They say oh my god I see the way you shine
Take your hand, my dear, and place them both in mine
You know you stopped me dead when I was passing by
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So I say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me oh oh oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me ay ay ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again

I said oh my god I see you walking by
Take my hands, my dear, and look me in my eyes
Just like a monkey I've been dancing my whole life
And you just beg to see me dance just one more time

Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So I say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me oh oh oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me ay ay ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again

They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me ay ay ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again

Ooh (all again, all again)
Woah-oh, woah-oh, oh
Ooh (all again, all again)
Ah ah, ah ah, ay

They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me oh oh oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me ay ay ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again

They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me ay ay ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again
All again

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Tones and I

Toni Watson, known professionally as Tones and I is an Australian pop singer-songwriter. She released her debut single, "Johnny Run Away", on 1 March 2019. Her follow-up single, "Dance Monkey", was released on 10 May 2019 and reached number one on the Australian, Danish, Finnish, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish singles charts. She released her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, on 30 August 2019. more »

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Written by: Toni Watson

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  • Rose Obiora
    Rose Obiora
    its really a nice and wonderful song
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    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Indeed...
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