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Elton John says most of the music in the charts are "not real songs"

27 August 2020, 17:19 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Elton John has said that most of the music that occupies the music charts are "not real songs".

The legendary musician has criticised the songwriting of music in the charts in recent years, saying they're "not real songs".

Speaking to BBC Radio 6 Music, Sir Elton John said he's a fan of Father John Misty and Conan Grey, "(Misty) reminds me a little bit of me the way he writes songs."

When discussing Conan Grey, he added, "He’s from America and he’s the only person in the American Spotify Top 50 to actually write the song without anybody else." John continued, "Everybody else there's four or five writers on (a track) and (Conan 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 went on to explain that he's not a fan of music made on a computer, "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."

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