Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. His debut album earned him five Grammy Awards. He is perhaps best known for his US Top Ten hit songs, "Sailing", "Ride Like the Wind", and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)", the latter recorded by him for the film Arthur, which starred Dudley Moore. "Sailing" earned three Grammys in 1981, while "Arthur's Theme" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen).
"I'm a very nonpolitical and nonintellectual lyricist. But people have so many demands on them already in their lives. I'm just trying to give them a little enjoyment and relaxation."
"Before I came along there had been disco, then a lot of chainsaw radio and punk. People of the age group that buy my records were a little tired of that...saying I'd sure like to hear a song now and then."
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Ride Like The Wind||2006||20,586|
|Never Be the Same||1992||73,766|
|Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Remastered||-|
|Think of Laura||1990||145,770|
|Say You'll Be Mine||1992||141,979|
|I Really Don't Know Anymore||1999||252,188|
|The Light Is On||1992||252,835|
|Full Name at Birth||Christopher Charles Geppert|
|Date of Birth||May 3, 1951|
|Birthplace||San Antonio, Texas, USA|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, musician, producer|
|Claim to Fame||Ride Like the Wind|
|Music Style||Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock|
|Music Mood||Soothing, Laid-Back/Mellow, Calm/Peaceful, Sweet, Sentimental, Romantic, Gentle, Light, Amiable/Good-Natured, Intimate|