British born reggae fusion artist Maxi Priest already had three full-length albums under his belt when he dropped the hit first single on his album Bonafide. One of only two British reggae songs to accomplish the feat, Close To You topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a week in October of 1990. Surprisingly the song was not as big of a hit in Maxi’s own country: it peaked at on the . Part of Close To You’s appeal might have been its sound, which leans even closer to Pop/R&B than most of Maxi Priest’s reggae fusion catalogue. Close To You" Track Info
Album: Bonafide (1990). Charted: 7 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. I just wanna be close to you And do all the things you want me to I just wanna be close to you And show you the way I feel. However, a listen to the verse lyrics reveals the dark side of this woman. Maxi Priest was born Max Elliott in London of Jamaican parentage. He was christened Max because his mother was a fan of the English 1950s all-round entertainer Max Bygraves and he took his professional name after his conversion to Rastafarianism. His other hits include a 1988 cover of the Cat Stevens song "Wild World" ( in UK, in US), which was produced by Sly & Robbie, and "Set The Night To Music," a duet with Roberta Flack ( in US).
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from the album Bonafide. 7" single, 12" maxi, CD maxi. R&B, new jack swing. It was released in July 1990 as the lead single from the album, Bonafide. It reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 on 6 October 1990, reached number 2 on the ARIA Charts in Australia and number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.
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She was a jezebel, this Brixtonqueen Livin' the life like a back street dream Tellin' me lies when the truth was clear I think she knew what I wanted to hear.
Bonafide is the fifth studio album by the English pop/reggae singer Maxi Priest, released in June 1990 by Charisma Records. The album was his first for the Charisma label. It reached a peak of number 47 on the Billboard 200, while its biggest hit, "Close to You", was a smash, peaking at number one that year.
Watch the video for Close to You from Maxi Priest's Bonafide for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. This reached in the US. According to the Close To You Songfacts, Londoner Maxi Priest is the only British Reggae act to top the US charts. Can't Help Falling In Love.