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Christopher Cross

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Biography

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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Top Tracks

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