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