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Elton John and Dua Lipa's 'Cold Heart' Is Warming as Favorite For U.K. No. 1

Dua Lipa and Sir Elton John
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Dua Lipa and Sir Elton John attend the 29th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on April 25, 2021.

For the first time in 15 weeks, someone other than Ed Sheeran is set to be crowned on the U.K. singles chart.

Elton John and Dua Lipa are poised to topple Sheeran from the chart summit with “Cold Heart,” a mashup of the Rocket Man’s songs, remixed by Sydney trio Pnau.

“Cold Heart” leads the First Look chart, which ranks singles based on 48 hours of sales and streaming activity, with Sheeran’s “Shivers” coming in at No. 2.

Sheeran has locked up the chart for months, first with “Bad Habits,” which ruled for 11 weeks, then “Shivers,” which replaced it at No. 1 and has stayed there for four weeks.

Should “Cold Heart” hang on, it’ll mark the second time Pnau and Elton have teamed up for a U.K. title. The electronic music producers rearranged the veteran British artist’s classic songs for Good Morning to the Night, which spent a week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart back in July 2012.

Jesy Nelson’s post-Little Mix career gets off to a bright start as “Boyz,” her collaboration with Nicki Minaj, bows at No. 3 on the chart blast. If it holds on, it will give Minaj a 13th Top Ten appearance, and a first for Nelson as a solo artist.

Just outside the Top 10 is Coldplay and BTS’ collab “My Universe,” which lifts 12-11 as the release of Coldplay’s ninth album, Music of the Spheres, draws closer.

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