Global Charts
National Charts

Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to July 26, 1980
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1 / 1
week 11
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
Casablanca - 8 weeks at No.1
4 / 5
week 6
Little Jeannie - Elton John
Rocket / MCA
3 / 4
week 4
Cupid - Spinners
2 / 2
week 12
Coming Up - Paul McCartney & Wings
Parlophone / Columbia
6 / 7
week 5
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel
CBS / Columbia
5 / 3
week 18
Call Me - Blondie
new.JPG (991 bytes) Magic - Olivia Newton-John
MCA / Jet
new.JPG (991 bytes) Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones
8 / 10
week 3
Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
MCA / Jet
new.JPG (991 bytes) Tired Of Toein' The Line - Rocky Burnette

"Funkytown" was the lead single from the disco act's debut album Mouth To Mouth (1979). 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 movin' with some energy". Steven wrote the song while the band was living in Minneapolis with dreams of moving to New York. The Time Out magazine reported that 'Funkytown' expresses a simple, repetitive yearning for the pulse of a bigger city, goosed by a killer ten-note synth riff. 'Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me', sings Cynthia Johnson in a robotic, vocoderized voice (a precursor to the audio-tune sound) before busting out an unmodified, soulful wail, pleading for a trip to the party destination of her dreams. Released in March 1980, 'Funkytown' came late to the disco-party, but gave it a jolt of electricity... and it was a huge success, no.1 in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, and New Zealand. On the Global Year-End Chart 1980 'Funkytown' reached no.2 with a total of 9,479,000 points.

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