On this Day in Music History: December 22, 1958

On this Day in Music History: December 22, 1958

58 years ago today, The Chipmunks skyrocketed to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with their Christmas-comedy classic, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late).” The song was written and performed by Ross Bagdasarian (aka David Seville) using a tape recorder that would allow him to vary the speed of his audio, creating the high-pitched vocals we now know as “Alvin,” “Simon,” and “Theodore.” The single won Bagdasarian 2 Grammys…no word whether or not Alvin ever received his beloved hula hoop.