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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

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

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