Friday, February 15, 2013

"You're the Only Woman (You & I)" by Ambrosia

Song#:  0254
Date:  07/12/1980
Debut:  76
Peak:  13
Weeks:  18
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock



Pop Bits:  This follow-up to their hit "Biggest Part of Me" (#3) didn't do quite as well, but it was a significant single and probably just as recognizable. Both songs were from their album "One Eighty," which was named as such because they recorded the album in January, 1980. The group received three Grammy nods in 1981 including Best Pop Vocal Group.

ReduxReview:  This is a silky smooth tune that I actually like better than "Biggest Part of Me." I'm surprised this didn't make the Top 10 as I remember it on the radio quite a bit back in the day.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The group contributed to the soundtrack of the film "All This and World War II" in 1976. They covered The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" and it became a modest hit peaking at #39. The film was a documentary that showed World War II newsreel footage over music of The Beatles. The filmmakers intended to use the original Beatles songs, but discovered that they could capitalize on a soundtrack album by using cover versions instead. The move actually paid off as the film was a total bomb, but the soundtrack sold well. It included oddball covers like "Strawberry Fields Forever" by Peter Gabriel, "The Fool on the Hill" by Helen Reddy, "Help!" by Henry Gross, and "A Day in the Life" by Frankie Valli.

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