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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

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

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