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

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