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Elton and Blue duet debuts at top spot

Monday 16 December 2002 @ 5:00 - GMT

Eltonjohnworld.com congratulates Elton John and Blue on taking a cover of Elton and Bernie Taupin's song Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word to the top of the UK charts on December 15, 2002.

Confirming mid-week estimates, the song, which was originally penned in 1976 for the Blue Moves album - Elton's favourite album of his vast repertoire - features Elton with the top-selling boyband.

And it comes as the UK singles charts, introduced in 1952, celebrate 50 years.

It is the first time Elton is number one in his homeland since he duetted with George Michael on another of Elton and Bernie's works - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - in November 1991.

It brings to three the number of times he has held a UK number one single courtesy of a duet. The first time it was Don't Go Breaking My Heart with Kiki Dee in 1976.

Elton's only UK solo single to hit top spot was a re-release of Sacrifice in June 1990. It was previously released in autumn 1989 and barely made the top 40.