Elton John has said he will no longer make pop albums.

The gay singer, 63, said he wanted to make music that reflected his age.

He said: “In the 70s, 80s and 90s, the record companies said you had to have a single. I think I’ve fulfilled my brief. I don’t have to make pop records any more.

“The singles chart is not one I’m going to be in very often any more, so my view is to make records that fit my age.

“I don’t think I’m going to do Crocodile Rock any more,” he added.

John has not had a single in the UK since 2005, when Electricity, from the stage show Billy Elliott, went to number four in the charts.