ELTON JOHN: We Need Better Songs Today


Elton John is frustrated that there aren't enough good songs being recorded these days.

In an interview with BBC radio, the Rocket Man offers praise to British hip-hop artist Stormzy -- who has yet to make it in the U.S. Otherwise, he says even the worst songs from decades ago are better than the typical contemporary single.

Elton John says most songs written and recorded these days are musically inferior to their counterparts decades ago.:

The Rocket Man admits that times have changed -- radio isn't interested in new music from veteran artists. His desire to expose his songs to younger audiences led to the recently released covers collections Revamp and Restoration.  

Elton John tells BBC radio the big reason he's in favor of Revamp and Restoration, the albums covering his classics:

Elton concedes, "I've had my time in the sun... I've had the most amazing career," but says it's also "time to move on, people change, and that's the way music has to be."


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