Lipps Ihc

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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none Lipps, Inc. - Croydon '78 album art Various How Long Croydon '78(LP, Comp) Croydon Colombia S.A. none Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown album art Lipps Inc.* Funkytown (Single, Maxi) Casablanca France 1979 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Rock It album art Lipps, Inc. Rock It (Single, Maxi) Casablanca US 1979 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Mouth To Mouth album art Lipps, Inc. Mouth To Mouth (Album) Casablanca US 1979 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Rock It album art Lipps, Inc. Rock It (Single) Casablanca New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
1035 Lipps, Inc. - International Disco album art Various Funky Town International Disco(LP, Comp) Meteor (2) 1035 Turkey 1979 Sell This Version
6448 058 Lipps, Inc. - Disco Express album art Various Funkytown Disco Express(LP) Philips 6448 058 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - High Life - 20 Original Top Hits album art Various Funkytown High Life - 20 Original Top Hits (Comp) Polydor Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - ¡¡Gigantisimo!! album art Various Funkytown (as Lipps Inc.) ¡¡Gigantisimo!! (Comp) Ariola, Premier (4) Spain 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Gone Troppo album art Various Funkytown (as Lipps Inc.) Gone Troppo (Comp) K-Tel Australia 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Hot From The Casbah album art Various Funkytown Hot From The Casbah (Single) Casablanca UK 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Bits & Pieces III - Let's Do It album art Various Funkytown Bits & Pieces III - Let's Do It Not On Label (Bits & Pieces Series) Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - 20 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 27 album art Various Funkytown 20 Original Solid Gold Hits Volume 27 (Comp, Album) Music For Leisure New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Manhattan N.1 album art Various How Long Manhattan N.1 Disco Sample Records Inc. US 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - High Speed Pop Night album art Various Funkytown High Speed Pop Night (Comp) Polystar (3) Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Soundwaves album art Various Funkytown Soundwaves (Comp) K-Tel US 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Bits & Pieces II album art Various Funky Town Bits & Pieces II Not On Label (Bits & Pieces Series) Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - How Long album art Lipps, Inc. How Long (Single, Maxi) Casablanca US 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - The Gossip Song / How Long album art Lipps, Inc. The Gossip Song / How Long (Single) Casablanca US 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Power Pop 80 album art Various Funkytown Power Pop 80 (Comp) Philips Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Red Alert album art Various Funkytown (as Lipps Inc.) and 1 more… Red Alert (Comp) Polystar (3) Australia 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Dust Mix album art The Kids* Funkytown Dust Mix Anjou US 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - The Best Disco '80 (Disco of the years) Nonstop sound effect, aka "Syndicate" album art Various Funky Town The Best Disco '80 (Disco of the years) Nonstop sound effect, aka "Syndicate" (Comp) Not On Label Malaysia 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Pucker Up album art Lipps, Inc. Pucker Up (Album) Casablanca Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
Lipps, Inc. - Bits Y Pieces III / Bits E Pieces album art Various Funky Town Bits Y Pieces III / Bits E Pieces Not On Label (Bits & Pieces Series) Canada 1980 Sell This Version