Nostalgia: Alvin and the Chipmunks' 50th anniversary
Alvin and the Chipmunks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"The Chipmunks first officially appeared on the scene in a novelty record released in late fall 1958 by Bagdasarian. The song, originally listed on the record label (Liberty F-55168) as 'The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late),' featured the singing skills of the chipmunk trio. [...] It spent four weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from December 22, 1958 to January 12, 1959. It also earned three Grammy Awards and a nomination for Record of the Year."