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35 years ago Funkytown climbed to No.1

news15.05 Funkytown-BillboardNo1-35yearsEntering the Hot 100 at #89 on March 29, 1980, “Funkytown” will climb to the top of the chart nine weeks later. It was on this day May 31 in 1980 when the single with Cynthia Johnson on lead vocals began its run on No. 1 on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100. ‪The song held the top spot for 4 weeks.

The song Funkytown also became a huge hit worldwide, topping the charts in 28 countries around the world.

Within a short timeframe the single sold several million copies in the US alone, also sending the accompanying album “Mouth To Mouth” to number five on the Billboard Top 200 (number five R&B), and earned a Platinum certification from the RIAA in the same year.