Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ambrosia - "You're the Only Woman"

You're the Only Woman (You & I) - One Eighty

(Debuted July 12, 1980, Peaked #13, 18 Weeks on the Chart)

Ambrosia was a Southern California band who came up with the name because it wanted to represent a variety of styles. While much of the music on their albums was progressive in nature, what got played on the radio tended to stay largely in the sweet, blue-eyed soul mold. And that's the sound that most people remembered from them.

With "You're the Only Woman," the lyrics tended to stick with the "wedding/anniversary song" format that helped their biggest singles. It's a great song to help explain marital bliss, as well as something that certainly made it onto a countless number of mix tapes during the 1980s. 

When "You're the Only Woman" was making its way up the Top 40 during the summer of 1980, it was the fifth time the band appeared there in a four-year period. Two of those songs -- "How Much I Feel" and "Biggest Part of Me" -- were Top 10 hits that are still played quite often on adult-leaning radio stations, so it was assumed they'd be back. However, their next LP in 1982 was a disappointment and the band broke up soon afterward.

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