Today in Music: 5/31/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: “Funkytown” by Lipps, Inc. became the number one song in the US on May 31, 1980. Written by Steven Greenberg, the song spent a total of four weeks at the top spot. “Funkytown” was the lead single from the group’s debut studio album Mouth to Mouth and featured vocals by Cynthia Johnson. The vocoderized, robot-like vocal was an obvious precurser to today’s Auto-tune sound. “Funkytown” was a worldwide smash, also hitting number one in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland. In America, the song also reached the pinnacle of the Disco chart. #funkytown #lippsinc #disco #discohits #stevengreenberg #mouthtomouth #cynthiajohnson #vocoder #autotune #billboardhot100 #hotdiscochart #australia #austria #belgium #canada #france #israel #netherlands #norway #spain #switzerland #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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