Monday, March 22, 2010

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Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks "The Squeakquel" Soundtrack (CD)

Something my children and I love to do is to turn on some music and dance 'til we drop in our living room. We usually get to do this about once a week sometime between breakfast and lunch. Last Sunday, we had a little free time before the afternoon activities began, so we took the opportunity to pop in the new soundtrack to Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, which contained 15 songs sung by The Chipmunks and The Chipettes.

I was excited to listen to this CD with my 3yr old twins and my 6yr old son because it seemed like a fun way to introduce them to some of the songs I listened to when I was growing up during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. I have to say that the song "You Really Got Me" was a great choice for the first track on this CD. It really got everyone moving.

The song I was most curious to hear was The Chipmunks' version of Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is", a song that I consider to be one of the greatest love songs of all time. The way the Chipmunks sang this song was actually cute and made it suitable for young children and tweens. Although the subject matter of many of the songs on this CD were a little more mature than my children can understand, none of the lyrics were inappropriate.

The songs my children enjoyed the most were the upbeat ones. My 6yr old's favorite was "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)", which I find ironic because he probably has no idea what a record is. He liked this song so much that he even asked to listen to it again when the CD ended.

You can find this Chipmunks movie soundtrack on with Free Super Saver Shipping. You can also download one or all fifteen tracks on iTunes.

Thank you to Rhino Entertainment for sending us a sample CD free of charge to base this review upon and for the WB Word of Mouth for hiring me to participate in this project.