American disco titans Lipps Inc. dropped “Funkytown” as the lead single of the group’s debut album Mouth to Mouth in 1979, and it didn’t take long to become a global success.
“Funkytown” could easily be one of the greatest one-hit-wonders ever created, while at the same time standing strong as a party song that still gets people grooving to this day. Lipps Inc. couldn’t have hoped for better success than this eighties chart-topper.
Lipps Inc. was created specifically for this ever-popular dance track. Miss Black Minnesota 1976 provided the vocals, and the sound of Cynthia Johnson’s voice has lived on forever since.
Did you know that “Funkytown” is actually New York City? The songwriter Steven Greenburg wrote this disco classic when he was tired of living in Minneapolis and dreamed of moving to New York.