Elton John Opens Up About Life at Home With His Boys

PHOTO: Elton John testifies before a Senate Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015.PlayTom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
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Elton John calls being a father to his two young sons the "greatest thing" in his life.

"If you’d had said to me 10 years ago I’d be sitting on your show married to the man I love and have two beautiful children I would have said, ‘You put acid in my drink,’" the Grammy-winning singer, 68, told Ellen DeGeneres in a recent interview on her show. "But life throws you challenges and life throws you curveballs -- and great curveballs -- and these two children have come along at a time I never thought I’d have children."

The singer added, "They are the greatest thing in our lives. There’s no words to describe how much we love these boys. They’re just amazing."

John and husband David Furnish, who recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, are the parents of Zachary, 5, and Elijah, 3.

The boys sometimes sing their famous father's songs, such as "Rocketman," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Benny and the Jets," but John admitted they have a few favorites of their own.

"I mean they love ‘Hotline Bling,'" he told DeGeneres. "That’s their favorite song. And they love ‘Uptown Funk’ and Zachary likes ‘Kraftwerk’ which is a bit worrying."

They may love the music, but they're not necessarily ready to follow in their dad's footsteps.

"They're not that keen on what I do," said John, who just released his 33rd album. "They are kind of more interested in their Legos, which is fine with me."