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December, 19th 2016
This song is performed by Christopher Cross in 1979 and was released in the year later. It has been done in the genre of soft rock and lasts for almost four minutes. It is included in the album named ‘Christopher Cross’ that was released that year by recording studio Warner Brothers.
Only three songs from this album have the own pages on Wiki, which means that they weren't particularly popular.
29 people were working at the creation of this album and it was produced by Michael Omartian, if you know who this guy is.
The separate singles from this album were on the position number one in the US singles Billboard charts. For example, this song, ‘Ride Like the Wind’ was number two, the song named 'Sailing' was number 1 and a song called 'Never Be The Same' was also #1.
If to consider the certification of this album, it was five times platinum in the United States, one-time platinum in the United Kingdom, and only gold in Italy.
Despite the not very great popularity of the separate songs and the entire album, in 1988 it still received 5 Grammys, as the album of the year, the record of the year, and the song of the year. As for the professional ratings, it was rated at 4.5 stars out of five by 'AllMusic' source, which is quite unexplainable because these songs aren't something extraordinary.
Do you know the Pink Floyd's The Wall? Sure, you do if you're a connoisseur of music. So they were present at the Grammy Awards in 1980 also along with this album. But you will never believe that they lost to this debut album by Christopher Cross. The latter has beat 'The Wall'! We're not sure how this could happen in our Universe because ‘The Wall’ actually is much more popular through the years than Christopher Cross. To be frankly speaking, we have never heard about Christopher Cross ever before started to review this oeuvre.
This guy is now alive; he was born in 1951, so he is now aged 65.
This guy has 14 studio albums but none of them repeated the success of the initial album, and none of them was certificated except for the second one of 1983 named 'Another Page'. If first albums were included in various charts in at least nine countries, then after that his career went downhill. All subsequent albums were lesser and lesser present in charts until they stopped being there at all in 1998. Since that year he released eight more albums (!) and none of them has the own Wiki page.
As for the singles, he made them only through 1980 to 1994 after which he stopped doing separate singles and included them all in the compilations and in the albums.
If to consider a current song from the position of the show business today, we are absolutely not sure what is so spectacular about this and why it has been chosen for the current movie. Nobody from the growing up generation knows this song, and nobody admires Christopher Cross because nobody knows who he is. Well maybe if this one was specifically selected for losers? If it is, so we totally agree with that.
Reference: Follow these Wikipedia links: Ride Like The Wind, Christopher Cross, "Christopher Cross" album

Ride Like The Wind lyrics - Christopher Cross

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Ride Like The Wind Song Lyrics

It is the night
My body's weak
I'm on the run
No time for sleep
I've got to ride
Ride like the wind
To be free again
And I've got such a long way to go
To make it to the border of Mexico
So I'll ride like the wind
Ride like the wind
I was born the son of a lawless man
Always spoke my mind with a gun
in my hand
Lived nine lives
Gunned down ten
Gonna ride like the wind
Accused and tried and told to hang
I was nowhere in sight when the
Church bells rang
Never was the kind to do as I was told
Gonna ride like the wind before I get old