Lipps Inc. was an American disco and funk group from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group was best known for the chart-topping 1980 worldwide hit single “Funkytown” which hit No. 1 in 28 different countries around the world and was certified as double-platinum in sales.
“Funkytown” is a song by American disco act Lipps Inc. from their debut album Mouth to Mouth (1979). It was released as the album’s lead single in 1980.
“Funkytown” reached the top spot in the United States, West Germany, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, and Australia, among many others
“Funkytown” entered the US Billboard Hot 100 on March 29, 1980 and spent four weeks at number one, from May 31 to June 21, 1980. It also hit the number one spot on the disco chart in 1980. It also reached no. 2 in the United Kingdom, and Sweden, as well as on the U.S. soul chart (it was held out of the top spot of the Billboard Soul Chart by “Let’s Get Serious” by Jermaine Jackson for five weeks, from May 24 to June 21). The song was Lipps Inc’s only American Top 40 hit.