Funkytown by Lipps, Inc. (Casablanca, 1980)
Lipps, Inc. was a studio band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Steve Greenberg wrote and produced all the music and played several instruments; the lead singer and saxophonist was Cynthia Johnson; the remaining members were a changing group.
Their debut album Mouth to Mouth was released in early 1980. Their debut single Rock It was a minor hit, peaking at #64 in the U.S. But they are best known for their second single Funkytown. It spent four weeks at number one in the U.S., #2 in the UK and was a worldwide smash. Subsequent albums and singles failed to match that success. Their final full-length album 4 was released in 1983.