Bagdasarian did record a "Chipmunks" version of " in 2006.A followup song was recorded by Bagdasarian titled "The Bird on My Head" with Bagdasarian (again as Seville) singing a duet with his own sped-up voice as the bird.It also reached the Top 40, peaking at #34., featured the singing skills of the chipmunk trio.
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Alvin and the Chipmunks is an animated music group created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. The group consists of three singing animated anthropomorphic chipmunks: Alvin, the mischievous troublemaker, who quickly became the star of the group; Simon, the tall, bespectacled intellectual; and Theodore, the chubby, impressionable one.
In reality, David Seville was Bagdasarian's stage name, and the Chipmunks themselves are named after the executives of their original record label, Liberty Records: Alvin Bennett (the president), Simon Waronker (the founder and owner), and Theodore Keep (the chief engineer).
The Chippers act began with recordings first brought to life in Bagdasarian's 1950s novelty recordings under the name David Seville and the Chipmunks.
For stage purposes, such as during an appearance on " in front of a small puppet theater, with puppets of the three Chipmunks also lip-synching.
The puppets looked similar to the Chipmunk illustrations on the covers of some of the group's 45 RPM records.The characters were an unprecedented success, and the singing Chipmunks and their manager were given life in several animated cartoon productions, using redrawn, anthropomorphic chipmunks, and eventually films.The voices of the group were all performed by Bagdasarian, who sped up the playback to create higher pitched voices.This oft-used process was also not entirely new to Bagdasarian, who had also used it for two previous novelty song projects, including , but it was so unusual and well executed it earned the trio two Grammy Awards for engineering.Although the characters were fictional, they did release a long line of actual albums and singles, with "The Chipmunk Song" becoming a number-one hit single in the United States.After Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.'s death in 1972, their voices were performed by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.