Writer and Original Performer: Christopher Cross
Original Release: December 1979
Album: Christopher Cross
"Sailing" is the soft rock song to end all soft rock songs, a dreamscape anthem for what would eventually come to be known as yacht rock. It won a ton of Grammys for Christopher Cross before MTV killed his career. It is ridiculously schmaltzy and yet I find it irresistible. The orchestral intro melting into the gentle guitar riff... hooks me every time.
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