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SIX DECADES OF TOP 10s FOR ELTON

Elton John, whose collab with Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” (EMI), looks set to dethrone Ed Sheeran from #1 Friday, has become the only act in Official U.K. Chart history to score a Top 10 single in six different decades.

John made his first appearance on the U.K. chart in 1971 with “Your Song,” which hit #7 and paved the way for nine more Top 10 hits that decade. “Blue Eyes” was his first Top 10 hit in the ’80s. It was followed by six more. John started the ’90s by hitting #1 with “Sacrifice” b/w “Healing Hands.” That decade became his second most prolific with a further seven Top 10 hits. In the ’00s, he scored six. The '10s brought #8 hit “Step Into Christmas."

This year’s “Cold Heart” is taken from his upcoming The Lockdown Sessions collaborations set, which will land on 10/22. Should the track hold onto its midweek peak, it will bring John’s run of #1 singles to eight.

With his latest feat, the British star leapfrogs ahead of five other legends—Elvis, Cher, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson and David Bowie—who have each landed at least one Top 10 single in five different decades. His most successful chart-topper is 1997’s “Candle in the Wind 97” b/w "Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” which is the U.K.’s best-selling single of all time, with 4.94m in pure sales.

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