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One Hit Wonders - LIPPS INC (1980)
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"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. - 

The "Funkytown" is New York City. A songwriter and producer named Steven Greenburg wrote this when he became bored with Minneapolis and wanted to move to New York, which he called "Funkytown."
 
Lipps, Inc. (pronounced "Lip Synch") was formed especially for this song. The vocals were by Cynthia Johnson, who was Miss Black Minnesota 1976. The group continued to record until 1985 with a changing lineup but they failed to see the success they'd had with their first hit.
 
Steven Greenburg became A&R Vice President for Mercury Records, signing Hanson, among other acts. Later he headed the S-Curve Records label signing the Baha Men and Joss Stone.
 
Australian Pop group Pseudo Echo had a #1 hit in Australia and Top-10 hit in both the US and UK with their rockier version of this song.
 
This was featured on the soundtrack of the movie Shrek 2. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
 
A cover of this by Alvin And The Chipmunks returned this song to the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2008. The Chipmunks' version originally featured on the 2007 soundtrack album for the film Alvin and the Chipmunks.

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=4423

Billboard Top 10 Songs of 1980 - Year End Charts

1 Blondie Call Me
2 Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
3 Olivia Newton-John Magic
4 Michael Jackson Rock With You
5 Captain and Tennille Do That To Me One More Time
6 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
7 Paul McCartney Coming Up
8 Lipps, Inc. Funkytown
9 Billy Joel It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
10 Bette Midler The Rose

| Closed on 06/06/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
9 Fans 
11%a. 10 (Love that Song)
11%b. 7-9 (Good Song)
44%c. 5-6 (Ok Song)
0%d. Who? What? Huh?
33%e. OH LAWD! Turn that crap off!

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TOP COMMENT * * * * * * * * * * * *
#1 | 531 days ago

the song is annoying and the routine for it on dance central is even worse. this artist is awarded no points and we are all dummer having heard it.
OH LAWD! Turn that crap off!  
  
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#1 | 531 days ago

the song is annoying and the routine for it on dance central is even worse. this artist is awarded no points and we are all dummer having heard it.
OH LAWD! Turn that crap off!  
#2 | 531 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
the song is annoying and the routine for it on dance central is even worse. this artist is awarded no points and we are all dummer having heard it.
That's pretty much all of disco in a nutshell.
5-6 (Ok Song)  
#3 | 531 days ago

Word cloud of EVERY lyric (that's all of them!) + "The Social Network" as a horror/thriller, cellphone lock screen, mash-up.

5-6 (Ok Song)  
#4 | 531 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
the song is annoying and the routine for it on dance central is even worse. this artist is awarded no points and we are all dummer having heard it.
I only danced to it once. agreed.
#5 | 531 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
TOP 3 PARTS OF THIS BIO:

"...Cynthia Johnson, who was Miss Black Minnesota 1976."

"Shrek 2"

"(thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)"




These are really, REALLY fantastic! I should make a weekly, 'Name that one hit wonder' based solely on 3 random lines from Nick's description.
5-6 (Ok Song)  
#6 | 531 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
TOP 3 PARTS OF THIS BIO:

"...Cynthia Johnson, who was Miss Black Minnesota 1976."

"Shrek 2"

"(thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)"




These are really, REALLY fantastic! I should make a weekly, 'Name that one hit wonder' based solely on 3 random lines from Nick's description.
pleaseohplease!
OH LAWD! Turn that crap off!  
#7 | 531 days ago

If I heard this for the 1st time now...don't think I would like it, but back in the day..it was good...but then again, maybe I was not amongst the  "norm" at that time of life  ...
10 (Love that Song)  
#8 | 530 days ago

I remember this song....it was "ok" for a disco song...but I think it was used VERY WELL in "History of the World Part 1" (though there was no Part 2)....guy walking with boombox blaring this song during the Roman empire scene
5-6 (Ok Song)  
#9 | 530 days ago

One of the most annoying 1 hit wonders ever (after Disco Duck). Even worse is the cover of this song that was done in the late 80's by some teen bop boy band.

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