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Chipmunk Punk is an album featuring The Chipmunks. Despite the album's title, none of the songs covered were considered in their original form to be punk rock songs. In 2005, the album was re-released on CD exclusively through the official Chipmunks website.

History

The inspiration for the album came when KMET DJ Chuck Taylor played the 12" version of the Blondie song "Call Me" at double speed and announced that it was the Chipmunks' latest single. So many requests came for this "new" Chipmunks release, that Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and his collaborator Steve Vining rushed to record this album.

Chipmunk Punk essentially marked the rebirth of The Chipmunk franchise.

Track Listing

Side One

  1. "Let's Go" (The Chipmunks) – 3:35
  2. "Good Girls Don't" (The Chipmunks) – 3:13
  3. "How Do I Make You" (The Chipmunks) – 2:23
  4. "Refugee" (The Chipmunks) – 3:07
  5. "Frustrated" (The Chipmunks) – 2:54

Side Two

  1. "Call Me" (The Chipmunks) – 3:11
  2. "You May Be Right" (The Chipmunks) – 4:03
  3. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (The Chipmunks) – 2:39
  4. "My Sharona" (The Chipmunks) – 4:03

Reception

Chipmunk Punk was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 14, 1980, becoming the Chipmunks' first gold record.[1] The album was also certified Gold by the CRIA on October 1, 1980.[2]

Chart Weeks on Chart Peak Position
Billboard 200 [3] - 34

References

  1. Billboard Jan. 16, 1982, Books.google.com, Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  2. CRIA Searchable Database, Musiccanada.com, Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. Billboard 200, Allmusic.com, Retrieved 2013-01-26.

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