Alvin and the Chipmunks Soundtrack

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Classic and new songs from rockin' rodent trio.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Just plain fun.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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.

Music details

Artist:Alvin and the Chipmunks
Release date:November 20, 2007
Label:Razor & Tie
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old November 7, 2012
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5
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Good for Smaller Kids, but They Will Get Tired of It

You're children will be tired of this by the time their eight, so it's really not worth the money.
Teen, 15 years old Written byPoison Ivey January 1, 2010
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3
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You'll like it if you like Justin Beiber

My brothers own this CD, and I personally think the chipmunks are adorable (although after listening to it over and over and over and over and over and over again it can start to irritate you) And it's like listening to justin beiber (except I think even Theodore has a deeper voice than him OOO BURN)
Kid, 11 years old December 24, 2009
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2
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great for all ages

this has great songs by them and they are great singers

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