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Sir Elton John scores first number one in 16 years

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Published: 21:48, 16 October 2021  
Sir Elton John scores first number one in 16 years

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Sir Elton John has topped the UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years with a little help from Dua Lipa, making him the first artist to score a top 10 single in six separate decades.

Their collaboration, Cold Heart (Pnau Remix), made it to number one on Friday after three weeks at number two, reports BBC on Saturday.

He last topped the singles chart in 2005 when he appeared on US rapper 2Pac's posthumous single Ghetto Gospel.
Cold Heart scored 64,000 chart sales, thanks largely to 5.9 million streams.

Sir Elton's first number one came courtesy of a collaboration with another female singer, Kiki Dee, with 1976's Don't Go Breaking My Heart.

Dua Lipa's collaboration with the singer-songwriter, who recently underwent hip surgery, sees her collect her third number one, following her breakthrough anthem New Rules, and One Kiss.

Their musical hook-up - a disco-tinged re-working of some of his songs, as remixed by Australian dance trio Pnau - put an end to Ed Sheeran's four-week stay at the chart summit.

Last month, Sir Elton postponed his upcoming 2021 UK and European tour until 2023, due to a hip injury from this summer when he "fell awkwardly".

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