The Chipmunk Songbook

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The Chipmunk Songbook
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Studio album by Alvin and the Chipmunks
Released January 1, 1962 (1962-01-01)
Genre Children's
Length 32:10
Label Liberty
Producer Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
Alvin and the Chipmunks chronology
The Alvin Show
(1961)The Alvin Show1961
The Chipmunk Songbook
Christmas with The Chipmunks
(1962)Christmas with The Chipmunks1962
Singles from The Chipmunk Songbook
  1. "The Alvin Twist"
    Released: 1962
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Chipmunk Songbook is an album by Alvin and the Chipmunks with David Seville. It was released on January 1, 1962 by Liberty Records.

In 1986, a two-record compilation album was released by Capitol-EMI America, also titled The Chipmunk Songbook, but featuring an entirely different track listing, consisting of songs taken from various albums from the 1960s.

Track listing (1962 release)[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Band Played On" (John F. Palmer, Charles B. Ward) – 2:33
  2. "Buffalo Gals" [featuring June Foray] (John Hodges, arr. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 3:28
  3. "The Alvin Twist" (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 2:40
  4. "Funiculì, Funiculà" (Luigi Denza, Edward Oxenford) – 2:23
  5. "My Wild Irish Rose" (Chauncey Olcott) – 2:43
  6. "Down in the Valley" (Traditional, arr. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 3:08
  7. "Git Along Little Dogies" (Traditional, arr. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 3:09

Side two[edit]

  1. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (Jane Taylor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – 3:34
  2. "On Top of Old Smoky" [featuring June Foray] (Traditional, arr. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 3:29
  3. "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" (George Leybourne, Gaston Lyle, Alfred Lee) – 3:05
  4. "Strolling Through The Park One Day" (Ed Haley) – 2:08
  5. "Polly Wolly Doodle" (Dan Emmett) – 3:21
  6. "Bicycle Built for Two" [featuring June Foray] (Harry Dacre) – 3:05
  7. "America the Beautiful" (Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel A. Ward) – 2:07

All songs were featured on The Alvin Show.