The mash-up collaboration reached its peak with 64,000 chart sales, including 5.9 million streams and 5,000 copies on a single limited-edition CD. This is Elton John’s eighth UK number 1 single and the first in 16 years, since his feature film on 2Pac’s posthumous single Ghetto Gospel in 2005.
Meanwhile, Cold Heart is giving Dua Lipa their third UK No.1 hit after New Rules (2017) and One Kiss (2018).
Elton, who recently had hip surgery, took a moment during his recovery to celebrate his number 1 success.
Elton John with his official number 1 single for Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) (Credit: Rocket Entertainment)
The success of Cold Heart this week means Ed Sheeran’s four-week reign with Shivers ends as he drops to number 2. For both Shivers and his predecessor Bad Habits, Ed has spent a total of 15 weeks. consecutive to number 1 in the official singles ranking. .
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Meanwhile, the first solo single from former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson, Boyz ft. Nicki Minaj is the new highest entry of the week, landing at number 4.
Elsewhere in the Top 20, there are new highs for Becky Hill & Topic’s My heart Goes (La Di Da) (13), Love Tonight by Shouse (18) – their first Top 20 – and Meet Me At Our Spot (19 ) by The Anxiety aka Willow Smith & Tyler Cole, Willow’s second Top 20 single and Tyler’s first.
Dermot Kennedy climbs two to number 24 with Better Days, while Sam Fender scores his first UK Top 40 single with Seventeen Going Under, reaching number 26 following the release of his second album of the same name.
Finally, British rapper Arz climbs five places to number 31 with the hit Alone With You, and Scottish producer Ewan McVicar jumps from eight to number 34 with Tell Me Something Good, his first official Top 40 hit.