The worldwide hit is a bouncy, enjoyable music, however it was born out of Watson’s frustration whereas being a busker in her dwelling of Australia.
The catchy music — the second single from the debut EP “The Children Are Coming” by Tones and I, actual title Toni Watson — has been recognized 36.6 million instances on the music identification app, Guinness stated. The music was launched in Might 2019 and beat out earlier file holder “Wake Me Up” by Swedish DJ Avicii.
The music has topped the charts in additional than 30 international locations, and it debuted on the Billboard Scorching 100 at No. 96. When it lastly ascended to the highest 5, it grew to become the primary Scorching 100 music solely written by a girl to enter the rating in additional than eight years, Billboard stated.
“It is a music a few second the place I felt pissed off about how individuals had no endurance anymore. That they had their telephones and caught a busker that was actually scorching, and other people needed me to go, go, go. If you happen to change the phrase ‘dance’ with ‘sing,’ it is fairly self-explanatory,” she advised Billboard final 12 months.
Watson has since change into a family title, because the music video for “Dance Monkey” has greater than a billion (sure, billion) views. Her debut album is anticipated on the finish of the 12 months.