He is best known for composing "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from the film Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli. This song won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981. Cross released his self-titled debut album Christopher Cross in 1979, which garnered him five Grammy Awards. Hits from this album included "Sailing", "Ride Like the Wind"(featuring backing vocals by Michael McDonald) and "Never Be the Same." His second album, Another Page, which came out in 1982, included the hit songs "Think of Laura" and "All Right."