1980 Christopher Cross – Never Be The Same
It can’t be easy to follow the kind of one-two punch that Christopher Cross managed with his first two solo singles. His first single, Ride Like The Wind, reached #2 on the Hot 100 and his follow-up, Sailing, topped the chart later in 1980. Despite their success on the Hot 100, the two singles stalled at #24 and #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Chris followed that early success with two more top forty singles, although neither one did as well as the first two singles, and radio stations tend to ignore both of them.
Michael Omartian produced his entire first album, and Christopher wrote all the songs. Never Be The Same became the third single from the album, and it reached #15 on the Hot 100. While this may have been a step down from the first two singles, it gave him his first #1 record on the Adult Contemporary Chart.
His fourth single from the album turned out to be a disappointment. Say You’ll Be Mine only reached #20 on the Hot 100 and #15 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
In 1981, Christopher collaborated with Burt Bacharach and wife Carole Bayer Sager to co-wrote the theme from the film Arthur. His single release of that song took him back to the top of the charts again.
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