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Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross was far and away the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the chart-topping "Sailing"; seemingly as quickly as he shot to fame, however, his star descended, although he continued recording and touring for years to come. Born Christopher Geppert in San Antonio, TX on May 3, 1951, Cross first surfaced in the Austin-based cover band Flash before signing a solo contract with Warner Bros. in the autumn of 1978. His self-titled debut LP appeared two years later, with the lead single "Ride Like the Wind" rocketing to the number two spot; the massive success of the second single, "Sailing," made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, "Never Be the Same" and "Say You'll Be Mine," he walked off with a record-setting five Grammys in 1981, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Sailing." He soon scored a second number one as well as an Academy Award with "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen for the smash Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur. Cross' much-anticipated sophomore effort, Another Page, arrived in 1983, but except for the Top Ten entry "Think of Laura" (popularized through its constant presence on the daytime soap phenomenon General Hospital), the album failed to repeat the success of its predecessor, and somewhat amazingly, he never returned to the Top 40 again. Every Turn of the World appeared to little notice in 1985, and when 1988's Back of My Mind failed to chart altogether, Cross was dropped by Warner. His next album, Rendezvous, did not appear until five years later on BMG. Window followed in 1995, and in 1998 he signed to CMC International for Walking in Avalon, a two-disc effort split between new studio material and live recordings of his past hits. Cross returned in the spring of 2000 with The Red Room. Two years later, Rhino released the comprehensive hit collection The Very Best of Christopher Cross. Cross closed out the decade with a Christmas album in 2007 and an acoustic album called The Cafe Carlyle Sessions in 2008. Dr. Faith, his first collection of new songs in ten years, appeared in the fall of 2010. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Stations Featuring
Christopher Cross

    Sailing Away

    Sailing Away
    2 songs

    Classic Summer Songs

    Classic Summer Songs
    1 song

    Classic Hits

    Classic Hits
    3 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    3 songs

    Awesome '80s

    2 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs

Albums by
Christopher Cross

Top Songs by
Christopher Cross

  1.   Song
  2.   Sailing
  3.   Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
  4.   Ride Like the Wind
  5.   Never Be the Same
  6.   All Right
  7.   Think of Laura
  8.   Is There Something
  9.   I Will (Take You Forever)
  10.   Swept Away
  11.   Hunger
  12.   Open Up My Window
  13.   When You Come Home
  14.   Prayin'
  15.   November
  16.   Leave It To Me
  17.   I'm Too Old for This
  18.   Everything
  19.   Dreamers
  20.   O Come O Come Emmanuel
  21.   Do You Hear What I Hear
  22.   I'll Be Home For Christmas
  23.   Little Drummer Boy
  24.   Does It Feel Like Christmas
  25.   Christmas Time Is Here
  26.   A Dream of Peace at Christmastime
  27.   Swing Street
  28.   It's You That Really Matters
  29.   I'll Be Alright
  30.   That Girl
  31.   Charm the Snake
  32.   Love Is Love (In Any Language)
  33.   Alibi
  34.   Deputy Dan
  35.   Every Turn of the World
  36.   Back of My Mind
  37.   Curled Around the World
  38.   Kind of I Love You
  39.   I Know You Well
  40.   When She Smiles
  41.   Walking in Avalon
  42.   Rendezvous
  43.   Minstrel Gigolo
  44.   The Light Is On
  45.   Spinning
  46.   I Really Don't Know Anymore
  47.   Say You'll Be Mine
  48.   Words of Wisdom
  49.   Talking in My Sleep
  50.   No Time for Talk
  51.   Poor Man's Ecstasy
  52.   Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
  53.   Baby Says No
  54.   Hey Kid
  55.   Help Me Cry
  56.   Love Found a Home
  57.   Don't Say Goodbye
  58.   Just One Look
  59.   She Told Me So
  60.   Never Stop Believing
  61.   Any Old Time
  62.   Someday
  63.   Rainy Day in Vancouver
  64.   Dream Too Loud
  65.   It's Always Something
  66.   Poor Shirley
  67.   Long World
  68.   Deal 'Em Again
  69.   The Christmas Song
  70.   Rescue
  71.   In a Red Room
  72.   Open Your Heart
  73.   Still I Resist
  74.   Nature of the Game
  75.   Doctor Faith
  76.   Silent Night
  77.   I Hear You Call
  78.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  79.   What Am I Supposed to Believe

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