|Single by Christopher Cross|
|from the album Christopher Cross|
|Released||June 15, 1980|
|Christopher Cross singles chronology|
"Sailing" is a 1980 soft rock song written and recorded by American artist Christopher Cross. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his eponymous debut album (1979). The song was a success in the United States, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on August 30, 1980, where it stayed for one week.The song also won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Arrangement of the Year, and helped Cross win the Best New Artist award. VH1 named "Sailing" the most "softsational soft rock" song of all time.
Soft rock is a derivative form of pop rock that originated in the late 1960s in the U.S. region of Southern California and in the United Kingdom. The style smoothed over the edges of singer-songwriter and pop rock, relying on simple, melodic songs with big, lush productions. Soft rock was prevalent on the radio throughout the 1970s and eventually metamorphosed into the synthesized music of adult contemporary in the 1980s.
For the British Musician, see Chris Cross.
Christopher Cross is the self-titled debut album by Christopher Cross, released in December 1979. Recorded in mid-1979, the album was one of the early digitally recorded albums, utilizing the 3M Digital Recording System. In 1981, it won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, famously beating Pink Floyd's The Wall and it has been noted for being one of the most influential soft rock albums of the early 1980s.
The song was recorded in 1979, utilizing the 3M Digital Recording System, making it one of the first digitally recorded songs to chart.In his Grammy acceptance speech, Cross acknowledged "Sailing" as his favorite song on the album and that originally it was not meant to be a single. The song was later identified as an archetype of the genre that later became known as yacht rock (Cross and similar artists referred to the style as the West Coast sound at the time).
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Yacht rock is a broad music style and aesthetic identified with soft rock. It was one of the commercially successful genres of its era, existing between the mid-1970s and early 1980s. Drawing on sources such as smooth soul, smooth jazz, R&B, funk, and disco, common stylistic traits include high-quality production, clean vocals, and a focus on light, catchy melodies. Its name, coined in 2005 by the makers of the online video series Yacht Rock, was derived from its association with the popular Southern Californian leisure activity of sailing.
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|Australia (Kent Music Report)||46|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||38|
|Canadian Adult Contemporary (RPM)||1|
|Canadian Top Singles (RPM)||1|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||18|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||8|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||48|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||10|
|Canada Top Singles||24|
|US Billboard Hot 100||32|
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