Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, June 24th

On this day in 1980: Lipps Inc. were enjoying their final days of their fourth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart.

Written by musician, composer, and record producer Steven Greenberg and sung by Cynthia Johnson, the song expresses the singer’s pining for a metaphorical place that will “keep me movin’, keep me groovin’ with some energy”. Steven wrote the song while the band was living in Minneapolis with dreams of moving to New York.

VH1 ranked the song at number 36 in their list of the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s in 2009.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 from this day back in 1980:

1 1 FUNKYTOWN –•– Lipps, Inc. (Casablanca)-13 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 COMING UP / COMING UP (Live At Glasgow) –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Columbia)-9 (2)
3 3 BIGGEST PART OF ME –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers)-12 (3)
4 4 THE ROSE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-14 (4)
5 5 AGAINST THE WIND –Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band(Capitol)-8 (5)
6 7 IT’S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5 (6)
7 8 LITTLE JEANNIE –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (7)
8 10 STEAL AWAY –•– Robbie Dupree (Elektra)-11 (8)
9 9 CARS –•– Gary Numan (Atco)-19 (9)
10 11 SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-10 (10)


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