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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, Rovi
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Beautiful song WOW
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Sailing ⛵️❤️
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Arthur's Theme is a nice song
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Wish he was still singing
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Such a beautiful song..
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Beautiful voice smooth wow
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Love his songs!
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oh so nice to hear this on a Friday afternoon, in atlanta, at work
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured(but you won't die) in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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I've got to ride,ride like the wind
To be free again..
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daisyjaime7
This song reminds me of when I got to the USA in the Mariel Boat Lift from Cuba 1980.. Finally FREEDOM from dictatorship . It was completely the opposite of a smooth sail, what a scary & challenging trip but so rewarding. This song was popular & I didn't understand the lyrics but it gave me such peaceful feeling. I Love this Country, My America!
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Sailing and ride like the wind just make me think of freedom from the worries of life who make great songs like this any more certainly not beyonce or Taylor swift..this new generation of artists has failed to make meaningful and lasting music...
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1980 I was twelve years old. I lived in the suburbs of Palo Alto.
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Dan happy Valentine's day
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Take me sailing please lol
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Take me back Christopher ❤️
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cindyh54143
It's crazy, but it's true xxx
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Stan corrected the 1970 's
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1980's Were Laid back Cool sounding relaxing Music . Christopher Cross Great Singer
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This song goes to the movie arthur. Takes me back to my first boyfriend when we saw arthur at the movies. What a wonderful time. 16 thank you for such a beautiful voice and memories
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Fantastic songs. Christopher Cross is an excellent guitar player.
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Takes me back. Wow. Love the lyrics.
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beautiful melodic and haunting. sooooo very beautiful
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No he's still alive
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Love IT ! By THE WAY what the $#!@ happened to the words TO THE SONGS FELLAS!
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A song that" GIVES YOU "memories of a day you NEVER even HAD! THANK YOU TO C.C
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Heard a rumor he committed suicide is it true?
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What a beautiful 80s when you fall in love in seconds ����
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archie2012.f g
I love this song so much! !!!!!!!!80's the best ever! !!!! Lo mejor de los 80's por siempre im flying again ohhhh!!!!!!
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Takes me back..
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This reminds me of a perfect day sailing in Seattle.
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He has his own style for sure. Kind of lite rock/jazzy style. Takes me back to when I was 12. Luv it.
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fe.murray0
CC makes me smile every time I hear his music. I would have to say that MTV killed his career. His videos weren't edgy and he didn't have 'the look'. But his voice was smooth and distinct... still is.
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Still awesome; saw him in concert Dec 2014 with Dave Koz & Friends, Warfield Theatre, SF ��
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A balladeer of brief career highs, he still carved a niche in old school soft pop civilization . Today we have noise in comparison.
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sizzzla2
Ride Like The Wind - Michael McDonald makes this song with those smooth background vocals!
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Victoria is a good friend
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He was a great singer but what killed his career was unfortunatel y he didn't have "the look" and when people saw what he looked like on MTV he dropped off the charts. Shallow and stupid reason.
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FREE
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Very nice voice
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this was a must on the seduction/ma k e out mix tape in college...
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stephenyoung 1 0
My Dad use to sing along when this song played on the radio, as a 10 year old I hated this song, but love it now. Thanks Dad, R.I.P.
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Love sailing and ride like wind
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No thanks
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Luv it...
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GREAT SONG
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scvdaddio
Puts a smile on my face.
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iknightu
sailing and Arthur Awesome songs of back in the day
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iknightu
great song and artist so sad Mtv and video killed his career
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marianberry0 1
Best song to meditate on....when depression slips in.
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