One Eighty (album)

One Eighty is the fourth album by Ambrosia, released in 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. The title was believed by fans to signal the group's "180-degree" change in direction.[1]

One Eighty
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 12, 1980
Recorded1980
Studio
GenreSoft rock
LabelWarner Bros. Records
ProducerAmbrosia, Freddie Piro
Ambrosia chronology
Life Beyond L.A.
(1978)
One Eighty
(1980)
Road Island
(1982)
Singles from One Eighty
  1. "Biggest Part of Me"
    Released: March 1980
  2. "You're the Only Woman (You & I)"
    Released: July 1980
  3. "No Big Deal"
    Released: 1980

The album peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 200, continuing the success of the band. Among the three singles, "Biggest Part of Me" and "You're the Only Woman" were Top 20 hits, peaking at No. 3 and No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. The album also earned the band three Grammy nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Group.[2][3]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Ready"PackPack4:25
2."Shape I'm In"Puerta, PackJones3:29
3."Kamikaze"Puerta, PackPuerta4:01
4."You're the Only Woman (You & I)"PackPack4:20
5."Rock N' a Hard Place"Puerta, Pack, KronsbergPuerta3:59
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
6."Livin' on My Own"Drummond, Puerta, PackJones, Puerta, Pack4:41
7."Cryin' in the Rain"DrummondDrummond4:37
8."No Big Deal"PackPack4:25
9."Biggest Part of Me"PackPack5:26

PersonnelEdit

Ambrosia
Additional musicians

ProductionEdit

  • Ambrosia – producers
  • Freddie Piro – producer
  • Bill Pfordresher – associate producer
  • Michael Verdick – engineer, mixing
  • Joe Bellamy – additional recording
  • Win Kutz – additional recording
  • Doug Sax – mastering at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, CA).
  • Teri Piro – production coordinator
  • Glen Christensen – design
  • Norman Seeff – photography

ChartsEdit

Album
Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard 200 25
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1980 "Biggest Part of Me" Billboard Hot 100[4] 3
Billboard Adult Contemporary[5] 3
Billboard Soul[6] 35
Dutch Singles Top 100[7] 30
"You're the Only Woman (You & I)" Billboard Hot 100[8] 13
Billboard Adult Contemporary[9] 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sonboleh, R. (2002). Earthtone music, Ambrosia. Archived April 12, 2018, at the Wayback Machine (retrieved November 11, 2019).
  2. ^ "Ambrosia - One Eighty Review". ProgNaut. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "The One after the Big One: Ambrosia, ONE EIGHTY". Rhino Entertainment. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Biggest Part of Me (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Biggest Part of Me (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Biggest Part of Me (Soul)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Biggest Part of Me (Netherlands)". Dutch Charts. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "You're the Only Woman (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "You're the Only Woman (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2019.

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