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Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:42:09 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Worst ever Grammy decisions

Album of the Year, 1981



Christopher Cross, Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Barbra Streisand (© WireImage/Rex Features)
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Winner: Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross

Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel. The list reads like a who's who of some of the biggest and most successful names in music. In 1981, all four artists were nominated in a particularly stellar Album of the Year field. Surely, it would have to take someone pretty special to gatecrash this party of musical icons.

The eventual winner? The self titled debut by Christopher Cross - an album so unremarkable that even his biggest fans can't have been surprised by its creator's eventual decline back into obscurity.

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