Mouth to Mouth (Lipps Inc. album)

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Mouth to Mouth
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Studio album by Lipps Inc.
Released November 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Disco
Length 30:21
Label Casablanca Records
Producer Steven Greenberg
Lipps Inc. chronology
- Mouth to Mouth
(1979)
Pucker Up
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C [2]

Mouth to Mouth is the debut album by American disco act Lipps Inc. with Cynthia Johnson on lead vocals.

The album was released in 1979 on Casablanca Records and contains the double platinum-selling 1980 chart-topping hit "Funkytown", which hit #1 in 28 different countries around the world. The album was arranged, produced and mostly written by Steven Greenberg, who was also a session musician on the album.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Funkytown" 7:50
  2. "All Night Dancing" 8:20

Side two

  1. "Rock It" 5:40
  2. "Power" 8:22 (Sandy Atlas, Steven Greenberg)

Personnel[edit]

  • Cynthia Johnson: Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Saxophone
  • Terry Grant: Bass
  • Tim Riopelle, David Rivkin: Guitars
  • Steven Greenberg: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Additional Vocals
  • Roger Dumas, Ivan Rafowitz: Keyboards, Synthesizers
  • Dana Greenberg: Background Vocals
  • Joyce Lapinsky: Background Vocals
  • Jack Gillespie, Richard Jorgenson, Dale Mendenhal, Bruce Allard: Horns
  • Brian Mintz, Karl Nashan, Herman Straka, Bruce Allard, Bob Zelnick: Violins

Production[edit]

  • Arranged & produced by Steven Greenberg
  • Engineered & mixed by David Rivkin; assisted by Mike Severson
  • Mastered by Chris Bellman

Charts[edit]

Album
Chart (2008) Position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 23
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 10
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 21

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[7] Gold 50,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[8] Platinum 20,000*
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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