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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

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

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