Back in the day, one of the biggest disco hits was “Funkytown” by Minneapolis based Lipps Inc. I was around when it hit number 1 in 1980 as well as for the unfortunate (imo) Pseudo Echo cover around ’87.
Check out the Pop Culture section about the song on Wikipedia. Among the trivia factoids: The Iranian Delegation to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games had the song played during their entrance to the opening ceremonies.
While looking for the video, I came across this odd German one, too. Quite the costumes.
Steven Greenberg, who produced the song and still resides in MN, is preparing for a legal battle with Universal as he has a right to reclaim the copyright in 2015. (See MPR story from 12/06/11)