Christopher Cross Albums Ranked

Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer from San Antonio, Texas. Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in 1979. The singles “Sailing” (1980), and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (from the 1981 film Arthur) peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “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). Cross released his self-titled debut album, Christopher Cross, in 1979. The Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hits from this album included “Ride Like the Wind” (featuring backing vocals by Michael McDonald), “Sailing”, “Never Be the Same”, and “Say You’ll Be Mine” (featuring backing vocals by Nicolette Larson). “Ride Like the Wind” hit No. 2 on the U.S. Hot 100, while “Sailing” topped the chart. “Never Be The Same” went No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Owing to the almost immediate success and popularity gained by the album, Cross was nominated for several Grammy Awards, garnering five. Cross was the first artist in Grammy history to win all four general field awards in a single ceremony, bringing home Record of the Year (“Sailing”), Album of the Year (Christopher Cross), Song of the Year (“Sailing”), and Best New Artist at the 23rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1981; this was not replicated until Billie Eilish won all four awards at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2020. Here are all of Christopher Cross albums ranked.

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10. Walking In Avalon (1998)

“The title song is sophisticated and interesting, well done, but Hunger and When She Smiled are sexy and beautiful. I like it that the music is not over processed in production studio. Fresh, hot, and romantic. Total enjoyment. “

9. Secret Ladder (2014)

” Lovely songs, beautifully sung by an incredible artist. I didn’t know Christopher Cross could play guitar this well!  Highlights are Wonderland and Reverend Blowhard and I say this with good christian love, I am a devout christian and I still understood that not all of god’s messengers are godly men, sometimes they are wolves in sheep’s clothing – or rather devils in angel costumes.”

8. Rendezvous (1991)

“This is perhaps Chris’ best work. It came after a period of intense personal upheaval for the artist, and one can easily feel the emotion and vigor that he put into these songs. Songs like “Is There Something”, “Isn’t It Love”, “Rendezvous”, and “A Fisherman’s Tale” are songs that are felt as well as heard.”

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7. Red Room (2000)

“”In a Red Room”, the opening track, and “Hunger” will throw you for a loop as they both have a very minimal, intense quality to them, along with Chris singing in a lower range than you usually expect. It won’t take long for them to grow on you, though, and you’ll wonder why Chris didn’t do more like them earlier in his career.”

6. Doctor Faith (2011)

“Masterful writing, wonderful lyrics and terrific musicianship along with Christopher Cross’ wonderfully sweet voice making this album a true stand out in today’s world! Can’t wait for his next album titled “Got to be a Better Way” in 2014. Doctor Faith is addictive and I’m sure his new album will be terrific as well!”

5. Back Of My Mind (1988)

“He never fails to amaze me with his amazing gift for great music.This cd is among his best works even though his standard is so high. Upbeat tracks mixed with Christopher Cross’s famous melodic sound. Most of the songs are beautiful and there is some nice variation.”

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4. A Night In Paris (2013)

“I must admit though, his voice was a little shaky on some songs, but still good throughout. One thing he should get much more credit for is his guitar playing. I was amazed at how good he is. He really is underrated in that area and jams on a bunch of songs. I would love for him to do more guitar solos on his albums.”

3. Every Turn Of The World (1985)

“Overlooked and underrated Cross effort from 1985 that features a mix of rock tunes, love tunes, and is, generally, a branch-off from his first two releases. If you enjoy Cross’s unique sound and his underrated songwriting talent, you will definitely enjoy this album. Standout cuts are “That Girl”, the title track, “Love is Love”, and “Charm the Snake”.”

2. Another Page (1983)

“All the tracks are excellent, but the best song is the heart wrenching ‘think of laura’. Listen to this and it is bound to touch you, if you are a sensitive person. The melody and meaning behind this song are exceptional. Contained within this album are a number of phenomenal musicians: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Don Henley of the Eagles, Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, not to mention Art Garfunkel, a duet with Karla Bonoff and three members from the group Toto: Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, and Mike Porcaro. Michael Omartian, a kingpin in Contemporary Christian music, produced the album, as well as tinkling the ivories on a few numbers.”

1. Christopher Cross (1979)

“This record is magnificent and the song “Sailing”, masterful. Even after so many years since its release, it remains timeless and wonderful. This is truly a landmark classic album that very much serves as a benchmark for what adult contemporary music should sound like”