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Entertainment Elton John Sets U.K. Chart Record With ‘Cold Heart’

10:52  14 october  2021
10:52  14 october  2021 Source:   billboard.com

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The Rocket Man blasts away for another U.K. chart record, by becoming the first artist in history to score a U.K. Top 10 single in six different decades.

Fifty years after making his U.K. chart debut, with 1971’s “Your Song,” which reached No. 7, Elton John’s latest single “Cold Heart” is a top tier hit.

“Cold Heart,” featuring Dua Lipa and remixed by Pnau, is Elton’s 33rd Top 10 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, and it’s on the brink of the U.K. singles chart crown.

With his latest feat, Elton eclipses the efforts of five other music greats – Elvis Presley, Cher, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson and David Bowie – all of whom landed at least one Top 10 single in five different decades.

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Across his glittering career, Elton has been crowned on the Official U.K. Singles Chart on seven occasions. He could stretch that tally to eight with “Cold Heart,” which leads the midweek chart and is poised to usurp “Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” after three weeks at No. 2.

“Cold Heart” is lifted from John’s forthcoming collaborative studio album, The Lockdown Sessions, set for release Oct. 22.

In his homeland, John has 32 Top 10 albums, with seven hitting the summit. His last LP to reach No. 1 was 2012’s Good Morning to the Night, Pnau’s mashup of his classic songs.

The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday local time.

All-Star ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Tribute Hits Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart .
“The Metallica Blacklist” compilation – the all-star tribute to Metallica’s self-titled 1991 album – hits the top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Oct. 16) for the first time, and makes waves on the rock charts.It’s actually the second week on the list for the 53-track album, which was previously only available to purchase as a download. It spent one week on the list dated Sept. 25 at No. 73. The physical editions of the album, on CD and vinyl LP, were released Oct. 1. Among the artists on The Metallica Blacklist: Phoebe Bridgers, Miley Cyrus, Ghost, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Weezer and Volbeat.

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