Christopher Cross is an American singer and songwriter who quickly rose to stardom in the early '80s. His debut album, Christopher Cross, included four singles that made it to the Top 20 of the Pop Singles Chart. Cross won five Grammy awards for his first album, which was released in 1979. He has released a total of 15 studio albums and continues to perform his music in live concerts around the world.
A Sweep of the 1981 Grammys
Christopher Cross is the only artist in Grammy history to win all four General Field awards in a single ceremony. The General Field awards are ones that are not restricted by genre. They are Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. "Sailing" won both Song and Record of the Year while Christopher Cross won Album of the Year and the singer himself won Best New Artist. Cross' win for Album of the Year topped competition that included Billy Joel's Glass Houses and Pink Floyd's The Wall. In addition to sweeping the four General Field Awards, Cross won an additional Grammy in 1981 for Instrumental Arrangement for "Sailing," winning a total of five Grammys that night.
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What songs from Christopher Cross' debut album made the Billboard Top 20 chart?
"Sailing," "Never Be the Same," "Ride Like the Wind" and "Say You'll Be Mine" all made the Billboard's Top 20 Ranking.
What Christopher Cross songs have I heard in movies or television shows?
Cross collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Carol Bayer Sager and Peter Allen on the song "Arthur's Theme – Best That You Can Do" for the soundtrack to the Dudley Moore movie Arthur. The song won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1981. In 1983, "Think of Laura" from the album Another Page was frequently featured on the soundtrack of the soap opera General Hospital. The following year, "A Chance for Heaven" was the official theme song for the US swimming team at the XXIII Olympics. In 1986, "Loving Strangers" was included in the movie Nothing in Common. In 2010, the television hit comedy 30 Rock introduced "Lemon's Theme," which was written by Christopher Cross.
What songs does Christopher Cross include in his current live performance playlist?
In addition to his songs from the early '80s such as "Sailing," "Never Be the Same," "Ride Like the Wind," "Say You'll Be Mine" and "Arthur's Theme – The Best That You Can Be," Cross includes later songs such as "All Right," "Walking in Avalon" and "No Time for Talk" in his live concerts.
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