Monday, August 08, 2022

"Hold Me Closer" due out soon...

Reps for both artists sent out an announcement Monday confirmed that the song, “Hold Me Closer,” is due in the coming days. There was little information in the announcement except single artwork, which consists of the title, a rose (Britney) and a rocket (Elton).  The tune called "Hold Me Closer' also includes a new lyric penned and sung by Britney.

More from Variety here...


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Thursday, August 04, 2022

New Elton/Britney mashup "Hold Me Closer" release coming soon...

A new Elton/Britney mashup called "Hold Me Closer" is on the verge of release.  It contains samples of "Tiny Dancer" and "The One" and several other Elton tunes. Also new lyrics written and sung by Britney.  

This should be interesting.  More here...


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Update: "Cold Heart" holds at #1 on the Billboard AC Chart, holds at #29 on the Hot 100

  

UPDATE: 7/19/22:  "Cold Heart" holds #1 on the Billboard AC Chart, holds at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, holds at #2 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #6 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay.

UPDATE: 7/13/22:  "Cold Heart" back to #1 on the Billboard AC Chart, at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, at #2 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #6 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay.

UPDATE: 6/29/22:  "Cold Heart" back to #1 on the Billboard AC Chart, at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, drops to #9 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #5 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #20, on the Digital Downloads Chart at #18.

UPDATE: 6/22/22:  "Cold Heart" back to #1 on the Billboard AC Chart, at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, holds at #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #5 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #20, on the Digital Downloads Chart at #18.

UPDATE: 6/17/22:  "Cold Heart" drops to #2 on the Billboard AC Chart, up four spots to #25 on Billboard Hot 100 and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #4 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #19, on the Digital Downloads Chart at #18.

UPDATE: 6/8/22:  "Cold Heart" back at #1 on the Billboard AC Chart, up nine spots to #29 on Billboard Hot 100 and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #2 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #19, on the Digital Downloads Chart at #15.

UPDATE: 5/31/22:  "Cold Heart" back at #1 on the Billboard AC Chart, holds at #38 on Billboard Hot 100 and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #2 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #19, on the Digital Downloads Chart at #13.

UPDATE: 5/24/22:  "Cold Heart"  at #2 on the Billboard AC Chart,  at #38 on Billboard Hot 100 and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #1 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #19, on the Digital Downloads Chart at #14.

UPDATE: 5/17/22:  "Cold Heart" now at #1 on the Billboard AC Chart,  drops to #30 on Billboard Hot 100 and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #1 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #18, on the Digital Downloads Chart down to #14.

UPDATE: 5/10/22:  "Cold Heart" now at #22 on the Hot 100, holds at #2 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #2 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #13, on the Digital Downloads Chart down to #12.

UPDATE: 5/3/22:  "Cold Heart" now at #14 on the Hot 100, holds at #2 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #2 on the Recurrent Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #13, on the Digital Downloads Chart down to #7.

UPDATE: 4/6/22:  "Cold Heart" holds at #14 on the Hot 100, holds at #2 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, now at #8 on the Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #11, on the Digital Downloads Chart holds at #3.

UPDATE: 3/29/22:  "Cold Heart" at #14 on the Hot 100, holds at #2 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, #5 on the Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #12, on the Digital Downloads Chart holds at #3.

UPDATE: 3/25/22:  "Cold Heart" at #13 on the Hot 100, holds at #2 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, #5 on the Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #12, on the Digital Downloads Chart holds at #3. 

UPDATE: 3/11/22:  "Cold Heart" holds at #10 on the Hot 100, up one to #2 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, falls to #4 on the Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #11, on the Digital Downloads Chart it falls two to #3.

UPDATE: 3/3/22:  "Cold Heart" goes up two spots to #10 on the Hot 100, holds at #3 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, rises one to # 1 on the Adult Top 40 Airplay, on the Pop Airplay recurrent chart its at #10, on the Digital Downloads Chart it went from #15 to #1

UPDATE: 2/23/22:  "Cold Heart" goes back up two spots to #12 on the Hot 100, up one to #3 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart, on Pop Airplay it is now on the recurrent chart at #9 and the Adult Top 40 Airplay up two to #2.

UPDATE: 2/15/22:  "Cold Heart" goes down three spots to #14, up one to #4 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay now on recurrent chart at #7 and the Adult Top 40 Airplay up one to #4, on Digital Download up one to #3 .

UPDATE: 1/26/22:  "Cold Heart" goes back up one spot to #9, holds at #5 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay it drops two to #11 and the Adult Top 40 Airplay its stays at #4, on Digital Download drops one to #3 .

UPDATE: 1/19/22:  "Cold Heart" drops three spots to #10, holds at #5 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay it is stays at #9 and the Adult Top 40 Airplay its stays at #4, on Digital Download drops 1 to #2 .

UPDATE: 1/11/22:  "Cold Heart" moves up 13 spots to #7, up one spot to #5 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay it is stays at #9 and the Adult Top 40 Airplay its up one to #4, on Digital Download chart it up 5 spots to #1 .

UPDATE: 1/6/22:  "Cold Heart" moves backup 9 spots to #20, up one spot to #6 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay it is stays at #9 and the Adult Top 40 Airplay its down one to #5 but with an increase in spins

UPDATE: 12/29/21:  "Cold Heart" drops to 29 on Billboard Hot 100, up one spot to #7 on Billboard AC and still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay it is up to #4.

UPDATE: 12/21/21:  "Cold Heart" drops to 23 on Billboard Hot 100, holds at #8 on Billboard AC as Christmas is now in total control of the charts, but still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay holds at #8.

UPDATE: 12/14/21:  "Cold Heart" drops to #19 on Billboard Hot 100, down one to #8 on Billboard AC as Christmas is now in total control of the charts, but still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart and on the Pop Airplay chart it inches up one spot to #8.

UPDATE: 12/7/21:  "Cold Heart" drops to #13 on Billboard Hot 100, down one to #7 on Billboard AC as Christmas is now in total control of the charts, but still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart however on the Pop Airplay chart it rises 3 spots to #9.

UPDATE: 11/30/21:  "Cold Heart" holds at #11 on Billboard Hot 100, down one to #6 on Billboard AC as Christmas continues to take over the charts, still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart 

UPDATE: 11/23/21:  "Cold Heart" moves to #11 on Billboard Hot 100, up one to #5 on Billboard AC, still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart

UPDATE: 11/16/21:  Christmas music begins to take over chart as "Cold Heart" holds at #14 on Billboard Hot 100, steady at #6 on Billboard AC, still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart

UPDATE: 11/9/21:  "Cold Heart" up one to #14 on Billboard Hot 100, steady at #6 on Billboard AC, still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart

UPDATE: 11/2/21:  "Cold Heart" climbs to #15 on Billboard Hot 100, steady at #6 on Billboard AC, still #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart

UPDATE: 10/26/21:  "Cold Heart" climbs to #21 on Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard AC, #1 on Dance/Electronic Chart

UPDATE: 10/19/21:  "Cold Heart" climbs to # 25 on the latest chart.  

10/12/21: "Cold Heart" climbs 14 spots to #32 making it Elton's first Top 40 hit since "Written in the Stars" his duet with LeAnn Rimes in 1999.

"Cold Heart" chart performance has been very impressive;

#8 AC (Billboard/Mediabase) +114 spins

#9 Billboard Global 200

 #14 Hot AC (Billboard/) +329 spins

#22 Top 40 (Mediabase) +1045

#3 Dance (Mediabase) +97

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Elton working with PNAU on followup to "Cold Heart"

Not sure how I feel about this.  I thought "Cold Heart" was dreadful when I first heard it and its still on the charts nearly a year later and has become Elton's biggest hit in decades. Now my opinion is it's fine.  I'll listen if it comes on the radio but I don't choose to listen to it. I suppose it's great that the younger generations are listening to Elton again but I figured it was a one-off success.

Now its reported he is working with PNAU on a followup that may come out next month for the summer with a "secret superstar' presumably a current popular artist.

Read the story here.


UMC to correct Elton John blu-ray error


For those that have received their Madman Across The Water 50th Anniversary Box Set you know that the 5.1 version of Madman Across The Water with Mick Ronson is actually the standard album version.  Universal will be mailing out replacement Blu-ray discs to everyone that emails them with the requested information.  Below is the article from SuperDeluxeEdition.com with instructions on how to request your replacement disc.  

Click here to read the story.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Madman Box Set Review

Review: Elton John’s ‘Madman Across The Water’ Gets the Lavish Expanded Treatment to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

 I actually think it’s the most American record we ever made, says Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin in the introduction to the hard-bound 104-page book that comes with this lavish, “super deluxe” 50th-anniversary reissue of Madman Across the Water (November 1971). It’s an overview, a time capsule of that era…it’s still wonderfully evocative. The album is like an American road trip. 

Read the review...