Center for Popular Music Studies’ Daniel Goldmark explains success of unlikely Christmas megahit

How “The Chipmunk Song” became an unlikely Christmas megahit

The Washington PostDaniel Goldmark, professor and director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the gimmicky, cute and catchy “The Chipmunk Song,” an annual holiday favorite since 1958. He explained how, in part, the song’s mechanics and brevity of the song likely contributed to its success.