Elton John and Britney Spears’ ‘Hold Me Closer’ in three-way battle for UK Chart Crown

LF System eight week reign in Great Britain is threatened.

The Scottish production duo has been untouched from the top spot for two full months with “Afraid to Feel” (via Warner Records), an unbroken streak no other single can match in 2022.

Although it remains at the top of the midweek chart, the dance smash is locked in one three way match with a DJ at Eliza Rose’s “BOTA (Baddest Of Them All)” (Rosebud). and Elton John and Britney Spears“Hold Me Closer” (EMI), respectively.

Only 1,200 chart units separate the top three at midweek, viz Official Charts Company reports.


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As it says halfway through, Elton and Britney’s collaboration is “top trending” song in the UK and the most downloaded track of the week, while LF System’s hit is the king of streams.

If it holds its current position (No. 3), “Hold Me Closer” would be Spears’ highest charting single since “Scream & Shout” shot to No. 1 in 2012, and it would be Rocket Man’s fourth top 10 appearance consecutively, a run that has included No. 1s “Cold Heart” with Dua Lipa; “Merry Christmas” with Ed Sheeran; and “Sausage Rolls For Everyone” featuring LadBaby and Sheeran.

Also set for a top-flight debut is “I’m Good (Blue)” (via Parlophone), David Guetta and Bebe Rexhas virus number that tries Eiffel 65s pre-EDM tune “Blue (Da Ba Dee).” It’s new at No. 8 on the Official Charts Update.

All will be revealed when the official UK Singles Chart is released on Friday.

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