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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.   Swept Away
  9.   No Time for Talk
  10.   Baby Says No
  11.   Dreamers
  12.   Open Your Heart
  13.   Words of Wisdom
  14.   When You Come Home
  15.   Still I Resist
  16.   Rescue
  17.   November
  18.   Leave It To Me
  19.   Help Me Cry
  20.   Everything
  21.   O Come O Come Emmanuel
  22.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  23.   Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
  24.   I'll Be Home For Christmas
  25.   Does It Feel Like Christmas
  26.   The Christmas Song
  27.   Love Found a Home
  28.   It's You That Really Matters
  29.   Don't Say Goodbye
  30.   I Hear You Call
  31.   Just One Look
  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.   Deputy Dan
  39.   Every Turn of the World
  40.   Back of My Mind
  41.   Curled Around the World
  42.   Kind of I Love You
  43.   Dream Too Loud
  44.   It's Always Something
  45.   When She Smiles
  46.   Hunger
  47.   Walking in Avalon
  48.   In the Blink of an Eye
  49.   Rendezvous
  50.   Open Up My Window
  51.   Minstrel Gigolo
  52.   The Light Is On
  53.   Poor Shirley
  54.   Spinning
  55.   I Really Don't Know Anymore
  56.   Say You'll Be Mine
  57.   Nature of the Game
  58.   Talking in My Sleep
  59.   What Am I Supposed to Believe
  60.   Doctor Faith
  61.   A Dream of Peace at Christmastime
  62.   Do You Hear What I Hear
  63.   Deal 'Em Again
  64.   Poor Man's Ecstasy
  65.   Hey Kid
  66.   Swing Street
  67.   She Told Me So
  68.   Someday
  69.   Rainy Day in Vancouver
  70.   I Know You Well
  71.   Little Drummer Boy
  72.   Silent Night
  73.   I'm Too Old for This
  74.   Long World
  75.   Prayin'
  76.   In a Red Room
  77.   Any Old Time
  78.   I'll Be Alright
  79.   Christmas Time Is Here

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