Original Song: Lipps Inc. "Funkytown" (1980)


In which four Australians who have serious problems singing in key get considerably less funk out of this new wave disco escape one-shot than Minneapolis one-man-band Steve Greenberg had when he topped the pop chart with it for a month only seven years earlier.

Yet Pseudo Echo somehow managed to go Top 10 in the States anyway—maybe people were already feeling nostalgic, or they just thought the keytar player was cute. Shame, though, that Treponem Pal's French nuke-metal version from 1997 never got the chance it deserved.