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

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