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by Dianna Ranere

Alvin and the Chipmunks Celebrate 60th Anniversary with a New Album



Can you believe that Alvin & The Chipmunks are celebrating their 60th anniversary?! That is incredible! I grew up listening to The Chipmunk Song Christmas Don’t Be Late every year during Christmas time. Then in the 80’s I remember having the album Chipmunk Punk. Of course all of the movies and cartoons too. So for many of us, The Chipmunks have been a part of our lives at some point.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, they have released a new album entitles, YOLO that is available now on Amazon and iTunes.


Here’s a few facts to show why Alvin & the Chipmunks are still as popular as ever:

Origin: A family-owned and operated business for 60 years, the Chipmunks made their debut with the 1958 novelty Christmas song, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” written and sung by Bagdasarian’s late father, also named Ross. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart and won Grammys for best comedy performance and best recording for children at the inaugural Grammy ceremony in 1959. “The Chipmunk Song” was also nominated for record of the year.

While Alvin and the Chipmunks are best known for their various television and movie projects they have also been the number one kids music band of all time with more than fifty million albums sold, including 6 Grammys and 16 gold and platinum albums.


Television:  They have starred in three separate hit television series airing in the 1960’s, the 1980’s and are currently one of the top animated shows on Nickelodeon. “The AlvinShow” ran in prime-time on CBS in the 1961-62 season. A prime-time special “A Chipmunk Christmas” aired on NBC in 1981. The series “Alvin & The Chipmunks” ran Saturday mornings on NBC from 1983-90 and introduced The Chipettes.  Their CGI-animated series “ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks” has been on air via Nickelodeon since 2015.

Movies: Alvin and the Chipmunks also starred in five theatrical films — 1987’s “The Chipmunk Adventure”; 2007’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks”; 2009’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”; 2011’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”; and 2015’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”; and three direct-to-video films, 1999’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein”; 2000’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman”; and 2003’s “Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks.” The last four Chipmunk movies have generated more than  two billion dollars from worldwide box office receipts and home entertainment.

The Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning trio, Alvin and the Chipmunks, are back with their latest album, “YOLO.” The new release from Bagdasarian Productions features over 21 original songs from their top-rated hit TV series, “ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks,” seen weekly by tens of millions of fans worldwide, with all-new episodes planned to debut this October on Nickelodeon in the US.

“YOLO” is NOW on Amazon and iTunes

YOLO Track Listing
1. “YOLO”
2. “Busy as a Bee”
3. “1, 2, Poof”
4. “Out of Luck”
5. “Whoops”
6. “I Can’t Even”
7. “Never Let You Down”
8. “Lady Luck”
9. “Best of Buddies”
10. “Follow Me”
11. “Top of My Game”
12. “Ready Set Go”
13. “Movin Up”
14. “The Good Side”
15. “Go on Go”
16. “It’s Just You and Me”
17. “Faster Than the Sun”
18. “With or Without You”
19. “Wherever We Wander”
20. “Bye Bye Bye”
21. “DNA”