"I didn't think about being alive at this age. 80 years old. Who knows? You think, if I get there maybe, and here I am and here we are. I've always wanted to keep recording as long as possible. I want to sing as long as I possibly can. I've never really known life without it. I've always been singing since I was a kid ... They told me that it's number one. I couldn't believe it. I was thrilled to bits. After all this time," he said, according to a report in femalefirst.co.uk.