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Chipmunks In Low Places
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Released September 29, 1992 (US)
Recorded August 1992
Genre Children's music, country
Length 42:20
Label Chipmunk/Sony (US)
Producer John Boylan,
Janice Karman and
Ross Bagdasarian
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Chipmunks in Low Places is a country album written by John Boylan and Andrew Gold and performed by Alvin and the Chipmunks. It features cover songs as well as original material. Released on September 29, 1992, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, becoming the group's first platinum record and making it the Chipmunks' best-selling album. The album reached number 21 on the Billboard 200, becoming their first album to chart in ten years. The album also managed to peak at No. 6 on Billboard's Top Country Albums, making it the highest peaking album for the group on the chart. In Canada, the album peaked at number 9, and was number 49 in the Top 50 Country albums of 1993.


Alvin is broke and is feeling "so blue" about life in general. He cheers himself up to his favorite country songs [track 1]. He brings in his favorite singers to sing with him in his latest album, but every duet ends with an argument [tracks 2-3]. His girlfriend Brittany is in the final process of breaking up with him [tracks 4 and 10]. Coming home to a dirty room, he is so depressed after seeing his guests imitate his mischief that he loses touch with reality and sinks into fairy tale refusing to clean his room in the process. At Charlie Daniels's urging, he starts to be nice to his brothers, but the conversation between them results in the unloading of a lot of unpleasant memories [track 6]. He does a concert in Nashville, but cannot resist destroying his and his brothers' instruments [tracks 7-8]. Grounded for his recent acts of mischief, he tries to hook up with Waylon Jennings, but Mr. Jennings turns down his overtures and badmouths his natural behavior [track 9]. Having scared everyone else away, he utters one final, futile act of self-indignation [track 11].

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Country Pride"   3:23
2. "Achy Breaky Heart" (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) 4:49
3. "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio" (feat. Aaron Tippin) 4:17
4. "Stand by Your Man" (feat. Tammy Wynette) 4:46
5. "Gotta Believe in Pumpkins"   3:13
6. "Brothers and Old Boots" (feat. Charlie Daniels) 4:27
7. "Don’t Rock the Jukebox" (feat. Alan Jackson) 3:44
8. "Down at the Twist and Shout"   3:28
9. "Outlaws" (feat. Waylon Jennings) 3:51
10. "I Feel Lucky"   3:09
11. "I Ain't No Dang Cartoon"   3:06

Source: allmusic

Musicians and vocalists

  • B. James Lowry – guitar
  • Roy Huskey, Jr. – bass guitar
  • Eddie Bayers – drums
  • Steve Nathan – keyboards
  • Owen Hale – percussion
  • Buddy Emmons – steel guitar
  • Rob Hajacos – fiddle
  • Andrew Gold – keyboards, guitars, and backing vocals
  • John Boylan – keyboards and guitars
  • Billy Burnette – guitar and backing vocals
  • Rainy Haynes – backing vocals
  • Sherwood Ball – backing vocals
  • Gerry Beckley – backing vocals

Production credits

  • John Boylan – producer
  • Janice Karman – producer
  • Ross Bagdasarian – producer
  • Warren Peterson – engineer (Nashville unit)
  • Greg Parker – assistant engineer (Nashville unit)
  • Traci Sterling – production coordinator (Nashville unit)
  • Paul Grupp – engineer (Los Angeles unit)
  • Richard Markowitz – assistant engineer (Los Angeles unit)
  • Denice Ferguson – production coordinator (Los Angeles unit)
  • Teri Wegel – production coordinator (Los Angeles unit)
  • Steve "Boots" Karman – art direction
  • Tony Le Bruno – cover photo
  • Sandra – cover animation art
  • Kim Ellis – cover animation art
  • Brian Mendelsohn - Digital Recording/Editing

Chart performance

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 21
Canadian RPM Country Albums 9
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