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Elton John Sets U.K. Chart Record With 'Cold Heart'

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Elton John attends the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, broadcast live on Fox on May 27, 2021.

The Rocket Man blasts away for another U.K. chart record, by becoming the first artist in history to score a U.K. top 10 single in six different decades.

Fifty years after making his U.K. chart debut, with 1971’s "Your Song," which reached No. 7, Elton John’s latest single “Cold Heart” is a top tier hit.

“Cold Heart,” with Dua Lipa and remixed by Pnau, is John’s 33rd top 10 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, and it’s on the brink of the U.K. singles chart crown.

With his latest feat, John eclipses the efforts of five other music greats – Elvis Presley, Cher, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson and David Bowie – all of whom landed at least one top 10 single in five different decades.

Across his glittering career, John has been crowned on the Official U.K. Singles Chart on seven occasions. He could stretch that tally to eight with “Cold Heart,” which leads the midweek chart and is poised to usurp Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” after three weeks at No. 2.

“Cold Heart” is lifted from John’s forthcoming collaborative studio album, The Lockdown Sessions, set for release Oct. 22.

In his homeland, John has 32 top 10 albums, with seven hitting the summit. His last LP to reach No. 1 was 2012’s Good Morning to the Night, Pnau’s earlier mashing up of his classic songs.

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