“The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by David Seville and the Chipmunks – 1958

This week we hack the NOPR to bring you a very special holiday episode featuring the only Christmas song to ever reach number one: The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” the 1958 hit by David Seville and the Chipmunks. Kevin Palmer confesses his unhealthy adoration of holiday music, we pull back the curtain to reveal the mastermind behind the Chipmunks franchise, and we break down the ground-breaking technology used to create this holiday classic. Have the Chipmunks sold more records than Guns N Roses? What action film featured this song in a scene where Jason Statham kills a whole bunch of people? What is Chipmunk Sludge? All these questions and more will be answered on this week’s episode of Single File.

“The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by David Seville and the Chipmunks – 1958

This week we hack the NOPR to bring you a very special holiday episode featuring the only Christmas song to ever reach number one: The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” the 1958 hit by David Seville and the Chipmunks.

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2 thoughts on ““The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by David Seville and the Chipmunks – 1958”

  1. Can’t believe I’m saying this but what a great episode! My heart was warmed by Kevin’s Christmas playlist and Dillon thinking actual chipmunks sang this song. Also, “barbershop quartet on ludes” sounds like a fantastic punk band name.

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