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|Single by David Seville and The Chipmunks|
|from the album Let's All Sing with The Chipmunks|
|Writer(s)||Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.|
|Producer||Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.|
|The Chipmunks singles chronology|
"Alvin's Harmonica" is a song from the fictional musical group, Alvin and the Chipmunks, which also features additional vocals by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. who plays David Seville in the song. The song was released as the second single from the group's debut album, Let's All Sing with the Chipmunks in 1959. Like "Witch Doctor" and "The Chipmunk Song", it was adapted as one of the musical segments featured in The Alvin Show.
After the group's previous single, "The Chipmunk Song", reached #1 on the charts, it was hoped that "Alvin's Harmonica" would do the same or at least reach the Top Ten. The single peaked at #3 on Billboard's Pop Singles Chart, becoming the group's second consecutive (and final) Top 10 single on the charts. Since the song was also credited to David Seville by Billboard, the song became his third consecutive Top 10 single on the charts, although it was his first to not reach #1 on the charts.
Alvin's Harmonica sold more than 500,000 singles making it a certified gold record.
"Alvin's Harmonica" managed to re-enter the chart in 1961 and 1962, peaking at #73 and #87, respectively.