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Maxi Priest

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Biography

Maxi Priest – Max Alfred Elliott, born 610610 in London, UK – is a dancehall, reggae , pop and R&B-singer from England. His parents were Jamaican, and Maxi is cousin to lateJacob Miller , who was frontman for Inner Circle and one of the greatest reggae and roots reggae icons. Maxi's first major album Maxi (1988) along with his cover of Cat Stevens' 'Wild World', established him as one of the British top singers. He is one of two British reggae acts (along with UB40) to have topped American Billboard: 'Close To You' (1990). Other big hits are 'That Girl' (with Shaggy) (1996) and 'Housecall' (1991,1993). Maxi has done 10 studio albums so far (1985-2014).

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    She was a Jezebel, this burstin' queen
    Livin' her life like a bad sweet dream
    Tellin' me lies when the truth was clear
    I think she knew what I wanted to hear
    Spinnin' around like a wheel on fire
    Close to You  -  237,734 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Now that I've lost everything to you
    You say you want to start something new
    And it's breaking my heart you're leaving
    Baby I'm grieving
    But if you want to leave take good care
    Wild World  -  195,528 plays
  3. That Girl  -  49,222 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Some guys have all the luck
    Some guys have all the pain
    Some guys get all the breaks
    Some guys do nothing but complain
    Alone in a crowd on a bus after working, I'm dreaming
    Some Guys Have All the Luck  -  34,667 plays
  5.  
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    You say you're hurting oh cos
    They say I'm flirting oh no
    You just can't take it anymore
    Your friends say I'm no good for you
    But in my heart I'm so true
    Just A Little Bit Longer  -  18,543 plays
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