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Elton John Says Music on the Charts 'Isn't Real Music'

Elton John Says Music on the Charts 'Isn't Real Music'

Elton John is making his feelings known.

The 73-year-old music icon spoke out about songs topping the charts today in an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music.

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During the chat, he revealed he’s a fan of songwriter Father John Misty because he writes “proper songs.”

“(Misty) reminds me a little bit of me the way he writes songs,” saying he was also a fan of Conan Gray.

“There’s a boy called Conan Gray who has a song called ‘Heather’ and he’s about 22, he’s from America and he’s the only person in the American Spotify Top 50 to actually write the song without anybody else,” he said.

“Everybody else there’s four or five writers on (a track) and (Gray is) going to be huge…you look at most of the records in the charts – they’re not real songs. They’re bits and pieces and it’s nice to hear someone write a proper song,” he continued.

“I like people who write songs. And there’s plenty of people that do but a lot of them don’t get played on the radio because they’re too sophisticated and we get songs made by a computer all the time and I’m not interested in that.”

It was recently revealed Elton John‘s ex is taking legal action against him.

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