Song: Wild World
Artist: Maxi Priest
Album: Maxi (1987)
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**Thank you to David for stopping by our outside podcast session yesterday and recommending us this song!**
Maxi Priest is a British reggae artist who has been making music since the early 1980s. One of his most well-known songs is “Wild World,” which was a cover of a song originally written and performed by Cat Stevens in 1970.
Released in 1987, Maxi Priest’s version of “Wild World” became a hit, reaching number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song features Maxi Priest’s smooth vocals and a laid-back reggae beat that perfectly complements the lyrics’ bittersweet message about the end of a relationship.
Maxi Priest’s version of “Wild World” is a classic example of his ability to blend reggae rhythms with pop sensibilities, creating music that appeals to a wide range of listeners. He was one of the first international artists to have success in this genre, and his smooth, soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics have made him one of the most successful reggae artists of all time.