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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

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

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