Shiran himself has now backed Johnny, defending the UK’s eighth-ranked single this week, writing on Instagram this afternoon (October 14): “Elton John is very close to losing me to the UK’s top spot.
“It’s going to be his number one opponent in 20 years, and I really want that to happen.”
Sheeran added: “Please buy / stream / download“ Cold Heart ”with Duo Lipa now. Week 15 of Week 1 was more than I expected, I love you all.
“Who doesn’t want to knock down Elton?”
“Elton called me on Christmas. Elton calls me almost every day,” Sheeran told Dutch radio. NPO Radio 2 earlier this month. “He said, ‘Step into Christmas’ is sixth on the table! I want to play another Christmas song – will you do it with me?’
About what to expect from the song, Sheeran said: “It’s just me and him. It’s great.”