Ed Sheeran wants Elton John to knock him off the top of the UK singles chart
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The latest update from the Official Charts Company earlier this week revealed that John and Dua Lipa‘s ‘Cold Heart’ (PNAU remix) is on course to end Sheeran’s long reign at the top of the UK singles chart.
Sheeran himself has now backed John to secure his eighth UK number one single this week, writing on Instagram this afternoon (October 14): “Elton John is so close to knocking me off the #1 spot in the U.K.
“It will be his first number one in almost 20 years and I really want it to happen.”
Sheeran added: “Please go buy/stream/download ‘Cold Heart’ with Dua Lipa now. 15 weeks at #1 was more than I ever expected anyway, love you all.
“Who doesn’t wanna be knocked off by Elton anyway?”
“Elton rang me on Christmas Day to say Merry Christmas. Elton rings me almost every single day,” Sheeran told the Dutch radio station NPO Radio 2 earlier this month. “He said, ‘‘Step Into Christmas’ is number six in the charts! I want to do another Christmas song – will you do it with me?’”
Of what to expect from the song, Sheeran said: “It’s just me and him. It’s great.”