Elton John has scored his first No 1 single in 16 years, in the identical week he underwent a profitable hip alternative.
The 74-year-old tops the UK chart with Chilly Coronary heart, a collaboration with Dua Lipa remixed by Pnau, by which a string of traditional Elton songs – Sacrifice, Kiss the Bride, The place’s the Shoorah and Rocket Man – are finessed into a brand new disco-pop observe.
It’s Elton’s eighth No 1 (and Lipa’s third). His earlier chart-topper was 2005’s Ghetto Gospel, a posthumous 2Pac observe produced by Eminem that samples Elton’s track Indian Sundown. Earlier this week, the Official Charts Firm confirmed that Chilly Coronary heart’s success made Elton the primary solo artist to have Prime 10 hits in six a long time.
He knocks Ed Sheeran off the highest, who has spent the final 15 weeks at No 1 along with his singles Unhealthy Habits (11 weeks) and Shivers (4 weeks). The 2 singers recently announced they’ve teamed up for a Christmas track that can be launched later this yr.
Tyneside singer-songwriter Sam Fender goes straight to No 1 within the album chart following the discharge of his acclaimed second LP Seventeen Going Beneath, which outsold the remainder of the Prime 10 mixed.
James Blake’s fifth album Associates That Break Your Coronary heart earns him his highest ever inserting at No four. Forward of huge anticipation for Adele’s new album 30, formally introduced this week and scheduled for 19 November, her most up-to-date album 25 rises to No 6.