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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

    Awesome '80s

    Awesome '80s
    4 songs

    Classic Summer Songs

    Classic Summer Songs
    1 song

    Classic Hits

    Classic Hits
    3 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    3 songs

    New Smooth Jazz

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

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