The Chipmunk Songbook

The Chipmunk Songbook
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
Christmas with The Chipmunks
The Chipmunk Songbook
Christmas with The Chipmunks, Vol. 2
Singles from The Chipmunk Songbook
  1. "The Alvin Twist"
    Released: 1962
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The Chipmunk Songbook is an album by Alvin and the Chipmunks with David Seville. It was released in January 1, 1962 by Liberty Records.

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

Track listing (1962 release)

Side one

  1. "The Band Played On" (John F. Palmer, Charles B. Ward)
  2. "Buffalo Gals" (John Hodges, arr. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) {featuring June Foray}
  3. "The Alvin Twist" (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)
  4. "Funiculì, Funiculà" (Luigi Denza, Edward Oxenford)
  5. "My Wild Irish Rose" (Chauncey Olcott)
  6. "Down in the Valley" (Trad., arr. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)
  7. "Git Along Little Dogies" (Trad., arr. Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)

Side two

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

Virtually all of the songs were also used on The Alvin Show.


  1. Allmusic review
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