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Lipps, Inc. was a funk/disco band from the United States featuring Cynthia Johnson on lead vocals best known for the 1980 worldwide chart-topping hit "Funkytown".

The name "Lipps, Inc." is a play on the words "Lip Sync". Cynthia Johnson was the group´s lead vocalist and saxophonist, who co-wrote also some of the band´s songs. The rest of the group consisted of a changing lineup of session musicians, including guitarist David Rivkin, guitarist Tom Riopelle or bassist Terry Grant.. Steven Greenberg wrote and produced most of the group's music.

Lipps Inc.'s first release was a 1979 single, "Rock It". The act released its debut album "Mouth to Mouth" in late 1979. The second single from this album, "Funkytown", spent four weeks at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts in the United States. The 7" single sold over two million copies within a few months and was awarded a platinum record within the same year of its release, soon after followed by Double-Platinum. "Funkytown" hit thanks to Johnson´s unmistakable lead vocals #1 in 28 different countries around the world. Even till today, Funkytown´s pervasive influence on popular culture continues to hold its own from the movie screen (e.g. Shrek 2) to the Olympic stadium and all stops in-between.
Lipps Inc.'s later singles couldn´t top the band's initial success (another Hot 100 entry was "Rock It", which peaked at #64); however, more dance hits were released throughout the 1980s, including "How Long?" in 1981 (originally a hit for Ace) reaching #4 on the U.S. dance chart.

In 1983, after the third album "Designer Music" Johnson discontinued to appear under the band name Lipps, Inc. Instead Margaret Cox, better known as Ta Mara of Ta Mara & The Seen, and Melanie Rosales tried to replace Johnson and released another, final album "4" in 1983 under the band´s name. But neither of them couldn´t replace the remarkable voice of Cynthia Johnson and shortly after the absence of success lead to the disbandment of the group.
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6448 058 Lipps, Inc. - Disco Express album art Various Funkytown Various - Disco Express(LP) Philips 6448 058 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
D.D. 10 Lipps, Inc. - Untitled album art Various How Long Various - Untitled(LP, Promo) Durium D.D. 10 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
802-3 Lipps, Inc. - American Top 40 Program No. 802-3 album art Various #37. Funkytown Various - American Top 40 Program No. 802-3(4xLP, Transcription + Box) Watermark 802-3 US 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - The Pure Perfect Sound Of Philips Compact Disc - 2 album art Various How Long Various - The Pure Perfect Sound Of Philips Compact Disc - 2 Philips Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
811 337-2 Lipps, Inc. - Sampler U.S.A. Popular Repertoire album art Various Funkytown (as Lipps Inc) Various - Sampler U.S.A. Popular Repertoire(CD, Promo, Smplr) PolyGram 811 337-2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - 105 Generation: Dance '70 album art Various Funky Town Various - 105 Generation: Dance '70 (Comp) Polygram Italia SRL, Five Italy 1991 Sell This Version
OPCD-3523 Various Funkytown Various - Mystic Music Presents Good Times Disc 1(CD, Mini, Album) Warner Special Products OPCD-3523 US 1991 Sell This Version
OP-4541 Lipps, Inc. - Sessions® Presents The Ultimate Party Album album art Various Funkytown Various - Sessions® Presents The Ultimate Party Album(3xLP, Album) Warner Special Products OP-4541 US 1992 Sell This Version
SMACD807 Lipps, Inc. - My Fellow Americans (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art William Ross, Various Funkytown William Ross, Various - My Fellow Americans (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Madfish Movies SMACD807 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PGCDPM1 Lipps, Inc. - Partymix Volume One album art Playgroup Funky Town Playgroup - Partymix Volume One(CD, Mixed) Playgroup PGCDPM1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
5302009 Lipps, Inc. - Disco Funk album art Various Funkytown Various - Disco Funk(CD, Album) Universal Music Group 5302009 France 2007 Sell This Version
0252762019 Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown  album art Various Funkytown Various - Funkytown (CD) Universal Music Canada 0252762019 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
538-205-7 Lipps, Inc. - Nostalgie Soulparty album art Various Funkytown Various - Nostalgie Soulparty(CD, P/Mixed) Universal 538-205-7 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
819389-4 Lipps, Inc. - No.1 Top-Hits album art Various Funky town Various - No.1 Top-Hits(Cass) Karussell 819389-4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version