Tones and I (birth name Toni Watson) is an Australian pop singer-songwriter. After opening for Norwegian songstress Aurora, she had her own run of headline shows along the Australian East Coast in May 2019. "Johnny Run Away" is her debut single.
The song was inspired by Tones and I's best friend, who was struggling to come out to his disapproving father at a young age.
Take my heart, take my soul, share my crayons, share my goals His daddy walked by with a sigh said Johnny sit by my side I'm gonna give you the best advice you've ever heard in your life See that boy named Jimmy, yeah, he's a cutie But oh no Johnny no no no no ah ah ow
Tones and I told ABC: "It was really confronting because he's such a strong guy and he'd never spoken about that to me before."
Released on March 1, 2019, the song peaked at #12 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.