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Elton John & Dua Lipa Hit No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’

Elton John and Dua Lipa blast to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Oct. 23) with “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix),” the first leader for both acts.

In the week ending Oct. 14, the track duet jumped by 31% to 21.2 million in all-format airplay audience, 18% to 8 million U.S. streams and 10% to 10,200 sold, according to MRC Data. (Assisting its profile was its “Claptone Remix” and an acoustic version released during the tracking week.)

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“Cold Heart,” from John’s collab collection The Lockdown Sessions (out Oct. 22), mashes up four of his classics from the 1970s and ’80s, including “Rocket Man” and “Sacrifice.” The track also ascends 32-25 on the Billboard Hot 100, where John boasts his highest placement since March 1998.

“A lot of it is, of course, due to Dua Lipa’s popularity and the brilliant Pnau remix,” John recently told Billboard of the song’s success. “But I feel very, very content and happy that I’m relevant.”

“Cold Heart” also leads the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart for a ninth frame and continues scaling Dance/Mix Show Airplay (3-2) and Radio Songs (47-34), among other climbs, including its coronation on the Official UK Singles chart.

The song is the fourth title to ascend to its first week atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in 2021, following, chronologically, Travis Scott and HVME’s “Goosebumps” (19 weeks on top); Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae’s “You” (eight); and Farruko’s “Pepas” (nine).

Elsewhere, Rain Radio and DJ Craig Gorman each earn their first Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10 with “Talk About” (13-10). The track is drawing core-dance airplay, including on Music Choice’s Dance/EDM Channel, KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco and KNHC (C89.5) Seattle. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)