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Elton and Dua Lipa‘s Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) debuts at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated August 28th.

 

This is the pop maestro’s 68th song on the chart (it began with Border Song on August 15, 1970). His latest achievement is thanks to 3.8 million radio airplay audience impressions, 3.5 million streams, and 8,600 downloads sold in the U.S. during the week ending August 19.
 
Elton makes his first Hot 100 appearance since the chart dated July 29, 2000, when Someday Out of the Blue ranked at No. 99 after reaching No. 49. He boasts nine Hot 100 No. 1s, from Crocodile Rock in 1973 to Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight, his longest-leading hit (14 weeks), in 1997-’98. He has scored 27 top 10s and ranked in the top 40, from 1970 through 1999. 
 
Lipa, who earns her 17th Hot 100 hit, is the latest artist with whom the piano player has teamed up with for an entry on the chart. There was Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with Kiki Dee (#1, four weeks, 1976); That’s What Friends Are For,  joined by Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder (#1, four weeks, 1986); Flames of Paradise, accompanied by Jennifer Rush (No. 36, 1987); Through the Storm, with Aretha Franklin (16th place, 1989); Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me, along with George Michael (#1 for one week in ’92); True Love, again alongside Kiki Dee (#56 in 1993); an update of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with RuPaul (#92, 1994); and Written in the Stars, with LeAnn Rimes (No. 29 in 1999). 
 
According to Billboard, Cold Heart concurrently launches at #3 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, which like the Hot 100, blends airplay, sales and streaming data. It’s Elton’s third entry on the chart (which started in 2013), after Sine From Above, with Lady Gaga (No. 14, June 2020), and his Years & Years’ cover of the Pet Shop Boys’ 1987 Hot 100 hit It’s a Sin (No. 34, in May 2021). Cold Heart also starts at No. 9 on Digital Song Sales (which began in 2010), making this the Rocket Man’s first top 10 on the chart.
 
And that’s not all. Cold Heart places No. 16 on the Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, where the 74-year-old extends his record for the most career entries to, appropriately enough, 74. Barbra Streisand follows, with 64 AC entries. 

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