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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

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

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