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Date: 11/02/06 02:30 AM

82 Responses to Normal Speed Chipmunks

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2006 at 11:45 pm
    Link: Normal Speed Chipmunks - Hear how the singers really sound (audio).
  2. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 2:35 am
    I think it`s a little too slow, just a tad though.
  3. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 2:54 am
    That Barber-Shop style of singing is a lost gem of our culture. That must have been TORTUROUS to rehearse to; half the speed, and all the instruments decreased by an octave (if possible by their range)! Also, I`m confident this rendition was not at all exaggerated in it`s playback compensation (speed); it was precisely reduced to the natural pitch of the vocals, you can tell by their timbre.
  4. Profile photo of SweetCaro09
    SweetCaro09 Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 2:56 am
    Can someone post a link to the normal (i.e. speeded up) version?
  5. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 2:58 am
    SweetCaro09 ... doesnt that kind of defeat the point of this post?
  6. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:02 am
    Bonny, she was referring to Theadore`s singer; he does sound warped, but that is called timbre control. He is doing it on purpose WHILE recording the song to compensate for something in the quality of his voice that would make him sound too tinny or out of key in the finished double-time production.
  7. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:05 am
    By the way Buddy, great offering to your ravenous virtual audience. Thanks!
  8. Profile photo of skittle5
    skittle5 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:10 am
    uh... that`s dumb, it`s not that hard to actually sing like the chipmunks, it`s called voice acting. thinking that the chipmunks are just people`s voices sped up is dumb.
  9. Profile photo of Yumiii
    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:15 am
    O_o
  10. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:20 am
    ^^ ha ha skittle5 UR2 dumb
  11. Profile photo of Erin24
    Erin24 Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:38 am
    lololololol somebody wants the single, speed version.
  12. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:50 am
    notice how long they have to keep singing on some of those straights? i never could do that
  13. Profile photo of stiches221
    stiches221 Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 4:19 am
    They`re off pitch!
  14. Profile photo of SweetCaro09
    SweetCaro09 Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 4:22 am
    BigBonny: Not at all! What`s the point in knowing their real voices if you don`t have a norm with which to compare it? Without the original, it just sounds like some guys singing.
  15. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2006 at 4:34 am
    One of my favorite childhood christmas songs. Mmm.
  16. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 5:50 am
    Hearing "Dave" speaking vvveeeeerrry ssslllooowwwllly was pretty funny. Rather annoying otherwise; this song bugs me enough when played at normal speed.

    I wonder if this is how they recorded the voices for that Chipmunks post a few weeks back?

  17. Profile photo of SammyFrank
    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 6:24 am
    hode-de-doh! We`s gonna sing a song for massah!
  18. Profile photo of MissyRee
    MissyRee Female 18-29
    873 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 6:37 am
    Ah the chipmunks will always rock!!
  19. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 6:49 am
    Hey, SammyFrank, here`s a question: exactly what the f*ck are you talking about??
  20. Profile photo of YevraHNairB
    YevraHNairB Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 8:29 am
    I use to watch the Chipmunks cartoon all the time and this song is a Christmas classic. I`ve always wondered what they really sound like. Great Post.
  21. Profile photo of Ramplate
    Ramplate Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2006 at 9:53 am
    I used to listen to this stuff when I was a kid @40 years ago.
    You can find the orignial speed
    http: //www.geocities.com/ no1tcup/chipmunks.html

    Had to put a couple of spaces in because it wouldn`t let me post

  22. Profile photo of Hungwell
    Hungwell Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 10:04 am
    I didnt realize Dave was actually Satan.
  23. Profile photo of fabricant
    fabricant Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 10:40 am
    I did a little experiment. I think they speed it up by about 50%.

    Anyway, I remember something...what was that song called again? Oh ya, Lonely by Akon. Terrible...just...terrible...
    Bah....Im not gonna rate it....wait....nah, I will. Im gonna 4 it because I dont feel like giving it a lower rating. Its been a while since Ive been generous....or something....

  24. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 10:45 am
    Pretty cool, always wondered if they were simply sped up. Never heard the actual singers before.
  25. Profile photo of angelicamber
    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 10:56 am
    heh the chipmunks are satan!!
    cast them away!
  26. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2006 at 11:07 am
    well it had to be slow, they had to make it only slightly faster
  27. Profile photo of ShaggE
    ShaggE Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 12:30 pm
    You can achieve the exact same effect with sound recorder in windows. The real skill comes into making it sound like your singing at normal speed when your voice is sped up. Seems simple, but it takes alot of talent to recreate a Chipmunks song without distortion.
  28. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 12:32 pm
    wow... they actually sound normal...
  29. Profile photo of mntlmstrbtr
    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2006 at 12:33 pm
    This is totally how they did it. You can tell if you listen to the way they sing - did you notice how they over-enunciate all their consonants, make all their n`s really long and their t`s really distinct? That`s because when they speed it up you wouldn`t be able to hear all the consonants well otherwise since they go by so fast. I always wondered how they sounded - this is cool as hell!
  30. Profile photo of forestq
    forestq Female 18-29
    494 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm
    ewww
  31. Profile photo of timak
    timak Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    I used to have that record. I would play it on my record player at half speed, and hear the normal voices.

    Quite interesting.

  32. Profile photo of Omgroflwtf
    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
    510 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 2:10 pm
    It doesn`t work...stupid windows media player.

  33. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:34 pm
    ^Yes lol death to the WMP!

    Bloody hellish at any speed. But interesting.

  34. Profile photo of toonmi2002
    toonmi2002 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 3:45 pm
    I was listing to this and all I can think about is "Is Kim Jon Ii singing this song?"
  35. Profile photo of Joey11y
    Joey11y Female 18-29
    500 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 4:04 pm
    Wow! I guess the magic is gone ;)
  36. Profile photo of artistchick7
    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 4:04 pm
    That was... odd.
  37. Profile photo of sims2luver
    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 4:32 pm
    *Falls asleep*
  38. Profile photo of evil_noodle
    evil_noodle Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2006 at 4:58 pm
    lmao hungwell
    that was boring
    but I like the sped up version =D
    I used to listen to that all the time during x-mas
  39. Profile photo of super890
    super890 Female 13-17
    116 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 5:01 pm
    We must exercise the chimpmushs! May the Power of Alvin Compel you!
  40. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 5:01 pm
    my ears are bleeding...
  41. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2006 at 5:13 pm
    ALL THOSE WHO WANT THE F*CKING ORIGINAL VERSION ARE JUST F*CKING MORONS
    CANT YOU SEE THERES ALREADY A SPEED-UP BUTTON ON THE MEDIA PLAYER???

    other than that, that tune is weird....

  42. Profile photo of XloveX
    XloveX Female 13-17
    342 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 5:55 pm
    I put it on the voice recorder and speeded it up, It`s perfectly fine, and funny ! =]
  43. Profile photo of natakalt
    natakalt Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 6:06 pm
    wtf?
  44. Profile photo of dogdude1
    dogdude1 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 6:21 pm
    omg!!!!!!!! the chipmunks r blackz0rz!!! 0_o
  45. Profile photo of look215
    look215 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 6:27 pm
    Damn now all my happy childhood memories are destoryed....:( way to go IAB
  46. Profile photo of ballaerina
    ballaerina Female 18-29
    590 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 6:32 pm
    Skittle5 - according to Wikipedia the voices are sped up.
    "The voices of the group were all performed by Bagdasarian, who sped up the playback to create the higher pitched squeaky voices. "

    Look it up if you don`t believe me.

    PS. You`re dumb.

  47. Profile photo of apttodo
    apttodo Female 18-29
    795 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 7:21 pm
    that music soothes my soul
  48. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 7:22 pm
    Sweet Bajeezus, that was weirdfunnydemonic.
  49. Profile photo of camille123
    camille123 Female 13-17
    70 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 7:47 pm
    it was weird
  50. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 8:21 pm
    Chippys I luv them ^.^
    I didn`t know they sounded like that!
  51. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 8:28 pm
    That was awesome, great post. New favorite.
  52. Profile photo of mt1045
    mt1045 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 8:30 pm
    20 seconds into it i quit and knew it was stupid
  53. Profile photo of drworm2002
    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 8:45 pm
    David Seville did teh voice for all four.
  54. Profile photo of smassi
    smassi Female 13-17
    203 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 8:54 pm
    they sound drunk
  55. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
    2567 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 9:32 pm
    Chipmunks?
  56. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2006 at 9:45 pm
    thats odd...
  57. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 10:06 pm
    Oh f*ck, not Christmas sh*t already...
  58. Profile photo of kakophony
    kakophony Male 18-29
    122 posts
    November 2, 2006 at 11:03 pm
    This song is actually not annoying this way. I like it. *thumbs up*
  59. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 11:55 pm
    LOLOL. Right before they start singing for the second time the slow voice person sounds absolutely hilariously evil.
  60. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2006 at 11:57 pm
    LOL. Simple but brilliant.
    Fabricant, it`s sped up by exactly 100% (i.e. double speed; maybe that`s what you meant.)
  61. Profile photo of Honeybaby626
    Honeybaby626 Female 13-17
    163 posts
    November 3, 2006 at 12:15 am
    NOOOOOOOOOO
  62. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    November 3, 2006 at 3:55 am
    Interesting.. they`re all one singer doing overdubs.
  63. Profile photo of faygo
    faygo Male 30-39
    339 posts
    November 3, 2006 at 10:00 am
    oh my god Patton Oswald was right
  64. Profile photo of flippant
    flippant Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2006 at 12:13 pm
    It must be difficult to sing that slowly.
  65. Profile photo of cjb1921987
    cjb1921987 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    November 3, 2006 at 4:21 pm
    flippant, they/he did not sing that slowly. All they did was fiddle with the track so that when it was speed up it souned like everone was singing normaly.
  66. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2006 at 6:10 pm
    AAAALLLLVVVVIIIINNNN!
  67. Profile photo of HOBYandy
    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2006 at 6:38 pm
    the bridge of that song took forever....
  68. Profile photo of cowgirlc
    cowgirlc Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2006 at 9:53 pm
    this totally makes me think of the patton oswalt joke about how he played the LP slow, and all of a sudden the voice of dave was like a demon or something.
  69. Profile photo of mattjblythe1
    mattjblythe1 Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2006 at 10:07 pm
    lmao, sammyfrank...yes!
  70. Profile photo of mattjblythe1
    mattjblythe1 Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2006 at 10:07 pm
    lmfao at the "hoooooolllaaaa hooooooooop" part. ;p kewt
  71. Profile photo of mattjblythe1
    mattjblythe1 Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2006 at 10:09 pm
    david seville didnt do the voices dumbass. this is from their new studio album, he`s long dead. James Ross does the voices on all of the new chipmunx stuff.
  72. Profile photo of mattjblythe1
    mattjblythe1 Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2006 at 10:09 pm
    and that RUINED the chimpunks for me btw! and im sorry for posting so many times, but i do believe each post is more amazing than the last...
  73. Profile photo of ajr2006
    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2006 at 10:36 pm
    that was nice, really brought me back
  74. Profile photo of cotylena
    cotylena Female 13-17
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    November 3, 2006 at 11:55 pm
    hahaha.
  75. Profile photo of Drizzle
    Drizzle Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2006 at 1:42 am
    My childhood dreams have been shattared. You bastards.
  76. Profile photo of kirby_rules
    kirby_rules Male 13-17
    280 posts
    November 4, 2006 at 5:40 pm
    OMG AAAAAAA
  77. Profile photo of CheezeLuv
    CheezeLuv Female 13-17
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    November 6, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    That was kind of scary..And boring, so I only listened to 30 seconds of it. My dog was freakin out..Meh ants freak him out too..*Insert more random rambling*
  78. Profile photo of pudsey123
    pudsey123 Male 13-17
    266 posts
    November 9, 2006 at 12:24 pm
    ahhhhhhhhhhh the chipmonks are middle aged men
  79. Profile photo of mushslipvayn
    mushslipvayn Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2007 at 12:04 am
    lol that was sorta funny. I cant believe thats how they actually sound. I used to think they actually had high pitched voices...awwwwww
  80. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    jesus, my grandma`s musics better
  81. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2007 at 9:58 pm
    rofl press the speed up button on the music player... it sounds horrible xD

    at first i didnt even know chipmunks were cartoons...

  82. Profile photo of felena
    felena Female 13-17
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    November 4, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    Not only did I find out how they really sound, but also what the lyrics to that song were. D:

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