Tones And I – 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, 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 11 (to date) 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 Australian chart history, previously held by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (2017). To date, “Dance Monkey” has spent 19 consecutive weeks at the top position.

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

 

 

LYRIC

“Dance Monkey”
(feat. Major Lazer)

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 while 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, 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 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

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 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
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
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
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

3 thoughts on “Tones And I – Dance Monkey

  1. I love this song! (Thanks for the background info–I thought it was about a stripper/customer relationship. . .oops!)

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