Elton was interviewed by BBC 5 Live today, and he said he thought those who "write the real songs are going to have the biggest future."
"I just wish people would write better songs," the music-maker remarked.
"The real artists ... are doing it the right way because they are going out and playing live and getting a huge following by playing live shows. And you don't really see them on social media very much.
"When you listen to even the cheesiest songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, they are songs.
"There are a lot of songs in the charts I can't sing, it's just a beat. Someone like Stormzy can actually do that, with Blinded By Your Grace Part 2, he sings on it so beautiful.
"He's got it all, he's got the ability to do the grime ... and he's also got the ability to use his voice and do something really beautiful. That's what I love. So has Kendrick (Lamar), I like the combination of the fabulous bit of rap and the song coming in."