Saturday, September 02, 2006

Number 850 - Christopher Cross

Number 850

Christopher Cross

"Ride Like The Wind"


Genre:Soft Rock

Chris Cross (cool name huh?) no? ok .. cough

Christopher Cross reminds me of a favourite uncle ( i.e always smile when you hear his voice and reminds you of fun times). I dunno, he just does. Anyhoooo Christopher Cross is probably more famous for the song "Sailing" (which i think is one of the best sounding songs ever written) and "Arthurs Theme" from the film.
"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. "

For more Christopher Cross in the countdown see Number 604

Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Pffffft) and the Album ranked at Number (We will slap you)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 61.1 out of 108
Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
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