The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) is a novelty Christmas song written and produced by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (a.k.a. David Seville) in 1958.
Although the song was sung by Bagdasarian in a high-pitched “chipmunk” voice, the recording credits the vocals to The Chipmunks, Bagdasarian’s fictitious singing group of chipmunks –Alvin, Simon and Theodore
After its release as the first single from their debut album Let’s All Sing with The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Song was a colossal success, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as winning three Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Performance, Best Children’s Recording, and Best Engineered Record (non-classical) in 1958.
The song has also been featured in many TV programmes and Motion Pictures.
© 1958 Liberty Records.