Billboard #1 Hits: #486: ‘ Funkytown’- Lipps, Inc. May 31, 1980. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Funkytown’- Lipps Inc.
  • Record Company- Casablanca
  • Genre: Disco, Funk
  • Written by Steven Greenberg
  • Time: 4:00
  • B-side:’All Night Dancing’
  • Album- Mouth To Mouth
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and Switzerland.

Lipps Inc.- were one hit wonders- and their one hit was huge- a number one smash all over planet Earth. I tried to hate the song back then but couldn’t. The other day out of nowhere it popped into my head and rested there for most of the day. You kind of sensed at the time that the group from Minneapolis was destined to never be heard from again. Steven Greenberg who created the act, wrote and produced the song. The group at the time living in Minneapolis- was dreaming of moving to NYC.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #486: ‘FUNKYTOWN’-LIPPS INC – MAY 31, 1980

  1. The first time I heard “Funkytown” I was driving in the seedy part of South Omaha. I love the song, but I’ll probably never shake the association with the “wrong side of the tracks”.

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