Elton John secures first number one in 16 years
Sir Elton brought an end to Ed Sheeran's remarkable run at the top of the charts.
Sir Elton John has bagged a UK Number One for the first time since 2005 with his Dua Lipa- collaboration, 'Cold Heart.'
The song had spent three weeks at number two before finally taking top spot.
In the last week, 'Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)' scored 64,000 chart sales, including 5.9 million streams.
The last number one that Sir Elton had was when he appeared on rapper 2Pac’s posthumous 2005 single 'Ghetto Gospel.'
He is now the first artist to have a top 10 single in six separate decades.
It is also Dua Lipa's third number one single, following 'New Rules' and her Calvin Harris collab 'One Kiss.'
'Cold Heart' is a disco reworking of some of Elton's biggest hits, including 'Rocket Man', and surged to popularity after a remix from Australian dance trio Pnau.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) October 15, 2021
By reaching the number one spot, Elton and Dua ended a four-week run for Ed Sheeran's 'Shivers' at the top of the chart.
But Sheeran had actually been top of the charts for a remarkable 15 weeks, with his single 'Bad Habits' having been number one for 11 weeks before he knocked himself off top spot with 'Shivers.'
During the week, even Ed himself had encouraged fans to get Sir Elton to number one
Meanwhile, Sam Fender bagged his second number one album with Seventeen Going Under, outselling the rest of the top 10 combined. The Newcastle singer's second album racked up 44,000 chart sales.
We did it!!! Number 1 album!!! That’s two in a row!!! 🤯 can’t believe it! @antanddec came along to give me it, best surprise ever!! Thank you to the best fans in the world! See you at the arenas you absolute beauties!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/UbKuu4JZnv
— Sam Fender (@samfendermusic) October 15, 2021
If his appearance on BBC Breakfast last week is anything to go by, we can assume he probably had a few beers to celebrate. And well-deserved.
Newcastle fan Sam Fender took part in the celebrations following news of the club takeover yesterday.
He told #BBCBreakfast he’s a little worse for wear this morning. 🥴https://t.co/7yB6RJhdnB pic.twitter.com/xhiMqFlX8N
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) October 8, 2021