Alvin and the Chipmunks Soundtrack

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Classic and new songs from rockin' rodent trio.
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Parents say

age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Just plain fun.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

No product placement in lyrics; insert is all about the movie.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's no questionable content on this cheerful movie soundtrack. Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and their "dad" attack both beloved classics and current hits with their unique signature sound. Most families will find Alvin's mischievous antics -- inspiring the annoyed "Alllviinnnn" response -- amusingly familiar.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 and 9 year old Written byminivanmaster November 9, 2009

Great for everybody, if they like the Chipmunk voice

the songs are great for everybody, I like them and I think that anybody who can stand the Squeaky voice will like the cute lyrics!
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 24, 2009

kids will LOVE it!

very funny songs that kids WILL LOVE!!!!
Kid, 11 years old December 24, 2009

great for all ages

this has great songs by them and they are great singers
Teen, 14 years old Written byunbroken23 December 14, 2016

its a awesome website

it is a really good website

What's the story?

Who could have guessed that some silly backup vocals on a 1958 novelty hit would jump-start a 50-year pop music career? ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS have now delighted several generations of kids -- and their parents -- with goofball antics and squeaky self-expression. When the chipmunks hit the music scene back in the '50s, the originality of studio-altered voices alone was enough to charm the socks off listeners of all ages. But after so many years, its now the endearing, if predictable, characters that keep them popular.

Is it any good?

The magic of the Chipmunks in this millennium is that despite the fact that just about any kid with a computer (or a helium balloon) can alter the pitch of his or her voice, this soundtrack still delights with the same vivid delivery and vivacious charm as the original.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why the Chipmunks have enjoyed a 50-year career while other pop acts have come and gone. How do you think the characters' funny voices are created in the recording studio? Do you know how to make your own voice sound like one of the Chipmunks? Playing around with a digital sound program and making your own Chipmunks-style recording could be a fun family project.

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