The 10 Best Ambrosia Songs of All-Time

Ambrosia

Ambrosia is an American rock band best known for their 1980 hit, “Biggest Part of Me.” They formed in southern California in 1970. Ambrosia emerged from the same L.A. scene that produced hitmakers like The Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash.[1] They were contemporaries of Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and Spirit. Despite this claim to fame, only three members (David Pack, Joe Puerta, and Burleigh Drummond) have been a regular part of the band. The original lineup was singer David Pack, bassist/singer Joe Puerta, guitarist/singer Christopher North, and drummer Burleigh Drummond. “Biggest Part Of Me” is one of the most played songs in American history, with more than five million spins on U.S. radio since 1979 [20th century Fox records]. Ambrosia’s hits also include “Holdin’ On To Yesterday” and the #1 Adult Contemporary hit, “You’re The Only Woman (You & I).” Other major hits were “Nice, Nice, Very Nice” and a cover of Hoyt Axton’s “One Step Beyond.” Ambrosia was formed out of the ashes of The Burrito Brothers, who had just broken up after releasing their first album. It consisted of David Pack (guitar/vocals), Joe Puerta (bass/vocals), Christopher North (lead guitar), and Burleigh Drummond (drums). Below are The 10 Best Ambrosia band Songs of All-Time.

10. In Heat. (Ambrosia & Addy Berry Remix)

 

In Heat is a song by the American progressive rock band Ambrosia from their 1979 album “One Eighty.” It was released as a single in early 1980 and peaked at number 26 on the U.S. “Billboard” Hot 100 chart in April that year. The song also charted in Australia, where it reached number 55, and in Canada, it peaked at number 66. In Heat was written by David Pack and produced by Freddie Piro. It was Ambrosia’s last top 40 hit in the United States.

9. How Long

 

How long was a song by American rock band Ambrosia from their 1976 album “One Eighty.” It was released as a single in January 1977 and peaked at number 9 on the U.S. “Billboard” Hot 100 chart. On the Easy Listening chart, it went to number seven. The B-side of How Long is Just Another Day features David Pack on lead vocals. The album version of the song has a fade-out ending. However, on most airplay and single versions of the song, an additional chorus brings it to its full length of 3:34.

8. Livin’ on My Own

 

Livin’ on My Own is a song written by David Pack and Joseph Meyer and performed by the American pop band, Ambrosia. It was released in 1980 as the second single from their third studio album, One Eighty (1980). The song peaked at number 21 on the U.S. “Billboard” Hot 100 chart. The song is featured in the opening and closing credits of the 1980 film “Roadie.”

7. How Much I Feel

 

How Much I Feel is a song by the American band Ambrosia. It is featured on their 1980 album, “One Eighty.” It was released as the lead single from that album in early 1980 and peaked at number 10 on the U.S. “Billboard” Hot 100 chart. On the Cash Box Top 100, it reached number nine. Life Beyond L.A. is the third studio album by American rock band Ambrosia, released in 1980 (See 1980 in music). It peaked at number 30 on the Billboard 200 chart. Charles White III created the cover art. According to critics and listeners alike, how Much I Feel is one of the most popular songs of 1980.

6. Life Beyond L.A.

 

Life Beyond L.A. is a song by the American rock band Ambrosia from their third studio album, “One Eighty.” It was released as a single in 1980 and reached number 29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. In Canada, it peaked at number 30. The single spent ten weeks on the U.S. chart and became a gold record. In 2008, it was covered by Billy Ray Cyrus on his album Home at Last. Life Beyond L.A. is the final track on Ambrosia’s third album, One Eighty (1980).

5. Nice, Nice, Very Nice

 

Nice, Nice, Very Nice is a song written by David Pack and recorded by the American rock band Ambrosia for their debut studio album, Ambrosia, released in 1975 as a single, and it reached No. 41 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 12 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Nice, Nice, Very Nice has appeared on several television shows, including “Futurama”‘s the episode “A Clone of My Own,” which originally aired on August 7, 2001.

4. Holdin’ on to Yesterday

 

Holdin’ on to Yesterday is a song written by David Pack, Joe Puerta, and Burleigh Drummond and recorded by the American rock band Ambrosia for their debut studio album, Ambrosia, released in 1975 as a single, it reached No. 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and 18 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The cover version was originally recorded by the Canadian singer Ian Thomas.

3. You’re the Only Woman (You & I)

 

You’re the Only Woman (You & I) is a song written by David Pack and originally recorded by the American rock band Ambrosia from their 1980 album, “One Eighty.” Released as a single, it reached No. 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 22 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In Canada, it peaked at number 29. The single spent 11 weeks on the U.S. chart and became a gold record. You’re the Only Woman (You & I) has been covered by numerous artists, including George Benson, Billy Squier, and Brian Cadd.

2. How Much I Feel

 

How Much I Feel is a song by the American band Ambrosia from their third studio album, “Life Beyond L.A..” It was released as a single in 1978 and reached number 29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. In Canada, it peaked at number 30. The single spent ten weeks on the U.S. chart and became a gold record. In 2008, it was covered by Billy Ray Cyrus on his album Home at Last. How Much I Feel was the last track on side one of Ambrosia’s third album, “Life Beyond L.A.” (1978).

1. Biggest Part of Me

 

Biggest Part of Me is a song by American rock band Ambrosia from their 1980 album, “One Eighty.” It was the first of two singles released and peaked at number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and spent 22 weeks on the chart. On Cashbox Magazine’s Top 100 Singles chart, it reached number 11. In Canada, it peaked at number 27. Biggest Part of Me has been covered by the band Santana on their album, “IV” (1977), and by Anita Meyer on her album, “With You, I’m Born Again” (1979).

Conclusion

Ambrosia, a progressive rock band from Los Angeles, California, U.S., has been around since the early 1970s. They have released eight studio albums and have enjoyed much success. In 2008 alone, they had five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. In addition to this, they have written a lot of music for television and film, including “You’re the Only Woman (You & I),” which appeared on “The Cosby Show.” Their music is often described as soft rock, but it’s much more than that. Big songwriters are usually associated with musicians who have written big ballads or even Billboard top 100 songs. However, Ambrosia has done this, but they have created some of the most memorable albums of the 1970s.

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