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Elton John Extends "Billboard" AC Chart Record with "Home Again"

Image courtesy of Photo: Joseph Guay (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Photo: Joseph Guay (via ABC News Radio)

With the release of his latest single, Elton John has extended his own record for most songs on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

"Home Again" has entered the chart at #21.  It's his 69th tune to appear on the tally, five more than Barbra Streisand .

Billboard also notes that "Home Again" is John's highest-ranking song on the AC chart since 1996's "You Can Make History (Young Again)," which debuted at #11.

Elton is tied with The Carpenters for the most #1 hits on the AC chart, with 15, and is the sole record holder for most top-10 songs, with 39.

"Home Again" is featured on John's forthcoming album, The Diving Board , which will be released September 24.

Elton currently is dealing with a bout of appendicitis that forced him to postpone several European tour dates.

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