Lipps Inc. (pronounced like "lip sync") was a studio band from the United States. The group, formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was most known for the Double-Platinum-selling 1980 chart-topping hit "Funkytown", which hit #1 in 28 different countries around the world. The lead singer and saxophonist was Cynthia Johnson, and the rest of the group consisted of a changing group of session musicians, including guitarist David Rivkin. Steven Greenberg wrote and produced most of the group's music, being also one of the session musicians he was playing some musical instruments on some of the group´s songs.
Lipps Inc. released their debut album Mouth to Mouth in early 1980. 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 45 sold over two million copies within several months and was awarded a platinum record. It reached number two in the United Kingdom and was a hit throughout the world. Their further singles failed to match their initial success (their only other Hot 100 entry was 1979's "Rock It", which peaked at #64); however, they had more dance hits throughout the 1980s, including "How Long?" (originally a big hit for Ace) in 1981, which reached #4 on the U.S. dance chart. After their third album, Johnson left Lipps Inc. and was replaced with Margie Cox and Melanie Rosales. Lipps Inc. released their final full-length album, 4, in 1983 before disbanding two years later.