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Christopher Cross

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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

    Awesome '80s

    Awesome '80s
    4 songs

    Classic Summer Songs

    Classic Summer Songs
    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    3 songs

    New Smooth Jazz

    3 songs

    Classic Hits

    3 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs

Albums by
Christopher Cross

Top Songs by
Christopher Cross

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

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