Much like the man himself, Maxwell’s music catalog just gets better with time. From music to get you in the mood, to tunes that will help you through heartbreak, to that one special song that will always remind you of the one you love, you really can’t go wrong with an audio serenade from Maxwell.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Maxwell’s chart-topping debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, we’ve pulled together a list of 13 songs from the multi-talented musician that are must-haves on any R&B playlist. Check it out below.
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“Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” by Maxwell
Maxwell’s cool factor skyrocketed with this beautifully written track.
“Fistful of Tears” by Maxwell
This song is filled to the max with raw emotion that’s a signature for Maxwell.
“Fortunate” by Maxwell
This R. Kelly-produced track explores the beauty of love in a way that only Maxwell can accomplish.
“Get to Know Ya” by Maxwell
Maxwell showcased his funky side with this track and there’s nothing else to do but groove with it.
“Lifetime” by Maxwell
Maxwell scores again with a song that’s about looking at life experiences in an honest way. This is a classic in our view.
“Pretty Wings” by Maxwell
Any Maxwell fan would appreciate this love song’s pretty lyrics.
“Sumthin’ Sumthin'” by Maxwell
“Sumthin’ Sumthin,'” a gem on Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite album, is filled with the sexy vibe we’ve all come to love.
“This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell
Maxwell offers up a brilliant cover of “This Woman’s Work,” which was originally recorded by British singer Kate Bush.
“Til the Cops Come Knockin'” by Maxwell
Could “Til the Cops Come Knockin'” get any sexier? We don’t think so.
“Whenever Wherever Whatever” by Maxwell
There’s no doubt that this track exposes the artist’s vulnerable side. Just one listen, and you can’t help but feel a slew of emotions.