Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Awesome Old Song of the Week Christmas Day Edition: "The Chipmunk Song"

When I was a child my family would take long car trips to my grandparents house for the holidays, and I remember constantly listening to a cassette of the Chipmunks singing Christmas carols.  In fact, I think my sisters and I may have even demanded our parents play it at other times of the year as well.  One song on the tape stood out from the rest: The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't be Late).  When it was first released in 1958 it went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the only Christmas song ever to do so.

Here's a great cartoon version of it, the song actually starts just after the 1 minute mark:



  1. Good one, Mark.
    I was not aware either that this little gem had gone to No. 1 at all, or that it was the only one -- no Crosby, no Nat Cole.

    I can only remember the nonsense refrain (though my grandson and I have been known to croon it together), but the Chipmunks did a neat little tune about "My friend the Witchdoctor." Worthy of anointment as Awesome, IMO.

    Re. your B/R question, I don't receive notification of your responses (I'll fill in more info this time as an experiment), but I check back and have indeed seen all your reactions.
    Thanks for inquiring>


  2. Yeah, I remember the witchdoctor song too. Also I think when you leave a comment you have the option to sign up for emails of follow up comments if you chose.


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