Fans Choose Elton John & Dua Lipa’s ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Elton John and Dua Lipa‘s collaboration “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Aug. 13) on Billboard, choosing the expertly created mashup of the Rocket Man’s classics with Lipa’s vocals as their favorite new music release of the past week.

Created by Australia’s Pnau, the “Cold Heart” remix brought in 39% of the vote this week, beating out WizKid, Justin Bieber and Tems’ “Essence (Remix),” Lizzo and Cardi B‘s “Rumors,” Machine Gun Kelly‘s “Papercuts” and Dan + Shay‘s Good Things, among others.


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“Cold Heart” melds the legendary singer’s “Kiss the Bride,” “Rocket Man,” “Where’s the Shoorah?” and “Sacrifice” into a dance bop featuring vocals by Lipa.

The two previously joined forces in March during John’s annual Oscar viewing party, where Lipa and John took turns duetting with each other’s songs, including his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Bennie and the Jets” and her Future Nostalgia deep cut “Love Again.”

Placing second on the past week’s tally with 25% of the vote was a remix of WizKid’s “Essence” featuring Bieber and Tems.

“Essence” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in July at No. 82 after the Tems-assisted song was released in October 2020 from the Nigerian superstar’s album, Made in Lagos. The sultry Afrobeats/R&B club jam has been steadily climbing the tally over the last five weeks, rising to its current position of No. 54 in the week ending Aug. 14.

See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.