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Elton John tops the charts for first time in more than a decade

Sir Elton John has scored number-one on the UK singles chart for the first time in 16 years.

In a collaboration with Dua Lipa, the pair released the popular single ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’. The song includes reworks from three of John’s original hits including ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘Kiss the Bride’. 

The song sat at number-two on the charts for three weeks before launching to number-one. 

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John last topped the single charts in 2005 when he appeared on US rapper 2Pac’s single ‘Ghetto Gospel’.

Cold Heart was streamed more than 5.9 million times and scored 64,000 chart sales.

The 74-year-old singer-songwriter’s first-ever number-one single was ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ in 1976, which was recorded with another female singer, Kiki Dee.

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Dua Lipa’s collaboration with John has seen her claim her third number-one single on the charts following her songs ‘New Rules’ and ‘One Kiss’ with Calvin Harris.

The duo’s music collaboration — which reworked some of John’s best-known music and was remixed by the Australian dance trio Pnau — put an end to Ed Sheeran’s four-week reign at the top of the charts. 

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Last month, John announced he would be postponing his upcoming UK and European tour by two years due to a hip injury he suffered during summer when he “fell awkwardly”.

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