I know you’ve probably got a confused look on your face and you’re wondering who this guy is. Well, you might not know his name right off but perhaps you know the song which he made popular “Sailing”. Christopher Cross is an American singer-songwriter whose hit ballad rose to number one on the Billboard charts on August 30, 1980. Cross came out with his self-titled debut album in January of 1980 and it included great singles such as “Ride Like the Wind” and “Sailing”.
The following year 1981 “Sailing” won two Grammys one for Best Record and one for Best Song and Cross won for Best Album and Best New Artist. Cross had another number one hit with “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” from the lovable comedy movie “Arthur”. The song was co-written with Burt Bacharach and Carol Bayer Sager and won the 1982 Oscar for Best Song.
Cross’s next hit “Think of Laura” turned out to be his last.
As things sometimes happen the music Cross played became too contemporary and he quickly disappeared from the pop scene. He is content to know that the music that made him popular is still recognized and played and he never wished to make things come out differently. Cross continues to tour. He has released several new albums like “Secret Ladder”.