In this week’s Who Charted, I noted that the Alvin & The Chipmunks soundtrack had taken up residence in the album chart’s top 20, which prompted this comment from our in-house chart guru Chris Molanphy: “I chose to ignore this in last week’s “100 and Single” column, but contrary to my prediction of a couple of weeks ago, not only is “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” not gone yet, but three other Chipmunks songs debuted on the Hot 100 last week, including their cover of Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day.” Imagine, if you can, the existence of people who went out of their way to download the Chipmunks version of that song.” It’s actually even more frightening to imagine those peoples’ existence when you’ve heard the Chipmunks’ take on the track, so… here you go!
How did they manage to make it more plodding? How? Also: Do you think the lead vocal is actually handled by David Cross?
Alvin & The Chipmunks – Bad Day [YouTube]