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Christopher Cross
Studio album by Christopher Cross
Released 1979 January 1980
Recorded 1979, Warner Brothers Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Genre Pop, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary
Length 38:32
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Michael Omartian
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Christopher Cross chronology
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Christopher Cross is the self-titled debut album by Christopher Cross, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). In 1980, it won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It has been noted for being one of the most influential soft rock albums of the early 1980s and famously beating Pink Floyd's The Wall for Album of the Year.


Track listing

All songs composed by Christopher Cross.

  1. "Say You'll Be Mine" – 2:53
  2. "I Really Don't Know Anymore" – 3:49
  3. "Spinning" – 3:59
  4. "Never Be the Same" – 4:40
  5. "Poor Shirley" – 4:20
  6. "Ride Like the Wind" – 4:30
  7. "The Light Is On" – 4:07
  8. "Sailing" – 4:14
  9. "Minstrel Gigolo" – 6:00



  • Producer: Michael Omartian
  • Engineer: Chet Himes
  • Arrangers: Christopher Cross, Michael Omartian


Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1980 Pop Albums 6

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1980 "Ride Like the Wind" Pop Singles 2
1980 "Sailing" Pop Singles 1
1980 "Never Be the Same" Adult Contemporary 1
1980 "Never Be the Same" Pop Singles 15
1981 "Say You'll Be Mine" Pop Singles 20


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1980 Christopher Cross Album of the Year
"Sailing" Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Christopher Cross Best New Artist


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