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Alvin & The Backyard Gang and Alvin & Friends

The home video series that started it all, The Award-Winning Television Show and take home more adventures with Alvin and his friends on YouTube.

Alvin & The Chipmunks Home Video: Alvin & The Backyard Gang and Alvin & Friends is a collaborative website about Alvin Seville the Chipmunk and his friends in 50's-2010's. The wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create the site. Check out the FAQ to help you get started!

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Coming Soon! January - December 2013-4000 and lots more!

"Alvin is a Chipmunk (Dinosaur)" redirects here. For the song in A Day at the Beach, see Alvin is Our Chipmunk (Dinosaur).

The "Alvin Theme Song" (also known as "Alvin is a Chipmunk {Dinoosaur}") is a Alvin song that starts on every Alvin & Friends episode and live tour, some albums, as well as almost all Alvin videos. It made its grand debut in the Alvin & the Backyard Gang video The Backyard Show. The tune of the song is based on "Yankee Doodle".

Cast

  • Alvin Seville (from Alvin & The Chipmunks) as Barney
  • Angelica Pickles (from Rugrats and All Grown Up) as Baby Bop
  • Arthur Read (from Arthur) as BJ
  • Casper The Friendly Ghost (from Casper) as Riff
  • Greg Brady as Michael
  • Jan Brady as Amy
  • Cindy Brady as Tina
  • Marcia Brady as Luci
  • Matthew as Jason
  • Peter Brady as Adam
  • Bobby Brady as Derek
  • Dwayne and Steve as Jeffrey
  • Stephanie Tanner as Kathy
  • Millicent as Jennifer
  • Aaron as Joseph
  • Teddy as AJ
  • Stephanie Tanner as Min
  • Lidnsey as Tosha
  • Caillou as Shawn
  • DJ Tanner as Julie
  • Harry Potter as Carlos
  • Matilda as Kelly
  • Michael (from Backyard Gang) as Jason (from TV series)
  • Kevin McCallister as Kenneth
  • Thomas J. as Jesse
  • Lilo as Rebecca
  • Kami as Maria
  • Marissa & Bina as Ashley and Alissa
  • Sally (from Wee Sing) as Hannah
  • Charlie Brown as Jeff
  • Lizzie McGuire as Kim
  • Tina (from Still Standing) as Linda
  • Tai as Robert
  • Little Bo Peep (from Mother Goose Club) as Keesha
  • Mark Baker as Stephen
  • Lisa (from Wee Sing) as Kristen
  • Emily Yeung as Emily
  • Annie (from Annie {1982}) as Jill
  • Calvin Cambridge as Chip
  • Harry (from Full House) as Danny
  • Max Keeble as Curtis
  • Murph (from Like Mike) as Mario
  • Rachel (from Barney & Friends) as Gianna
  • Becca (from Daddy Day Care) as Angela
  • Flynn (from Shake It Up) as Tony
  • Becky O'Shea as Beth
  • Kady (from My Wife & Kids) as Whitney
  • Kristy (from The Baby Sitters Club Movie) as Sarah
  • Katie (from Kids For Character) as Kami
  • Diego as Nick
  • Leon (from The Puzzle Place) as Scott
  • Chuckie Finster as Jamal
  • Amy as Stacy
  • Charlie (from Good Luck Charlie as Laura
  • Franklin (from My Wife & Kids) as Jackson
  • Roddy (from Flushed Away) as David (Emillio Mazur)
  • Little Bill as Miguel
  • Shing Ying as Rachel
  • Vada as Anna
  • Plus Many More!

Lyrics

Alvin & The Backyard Gang and Alvin & Friends (Extended Version)

Alvin (Barney) is a chipmunk (dinosaur)

from our imagination

And when he's tall, he's what we call

a chipmunk (dinosaur) sensation

Alvin (Barney) lives with Greg (Michael) and

With Jan (Amy), then you'll soon see

Cindy Brady (Little Tina) tags along

With her big sister Marcia (Luci)

Matthew/Bobby (Jason/Derek) is in Alvin's (Barney's) club

And Dwayne & Steve/Peter (Adam/Jeffrey) has a ticket

But Mom has never seen him,

'Cause she doesn't know our secret

Alvin's (Barney's) friends are big and small;

They come from lots of places.

After school they meet to play

And sing with happy faces

Alvin (Barney) shows us lots of things

Like how to play pretend,

ABC's, and 123's,

And how to be a friend.

Alvin (Barney) and friends are here for you

To sing and dance and play games too

Alvin (Barney) comes to play with us

Whenever we may need him

Alvin (Barney) can be your friend too

If you just make-believe him!

Note: The Backyard Gang version of the song goes much slower than the (current) TV version and the lyrics look a little bit different but the song is alike. Also the remix version goes a little faster and is a hip hop version.

Variations

  • Alvin and the Backyard Gang (first three videos): The greatest original (remixed/remake) arrangement of the Alvin Theme Song. Basic synthesized instruments and different instrumentation is used in Seasons 1-3.
  • Alvin and the Backyard Gang (rest of the series): This arrangement is very much like the first (remixed/remake) arrangement, but with different instrumentation is used in Seasons 1-3.
  • Alvin in Concert: The arrangement for the Alvin Theme Song used in the concert is the same as the rest of the BYG series, but it also uses the instruments that were later used in Seasons 1-3.
  • Alvin & Friends (Season 1): The song is sped up and uses a different set of instruments are remixed (remake). This is the most famous version of the Barney Theme Song.
  • Alvin & Friends (Season 2): A more synthesized remix (remake) of the song, modernizing it.
  • Alvin & Friends (Season 3- forward): Uses the same music as the remix (remake) theme song, but the vocals are toned down it again becomes more modern, this time with added sound effects like a carhorn and The song becomes more contemporary with a new hip-hop remix. It even includes a verse that's rapped.
  • Barney Live in Concert - Another hip-hop variation, but also includes aspects of the original song.

"I Love You" is a Alvin song that wraps up every Alvin & Friends episode and almost every home video, album, and live tour. The song is a symbol of how Alvin cares for people deeply and how his friends are like family to him. It made its grand debut in the Alvin & the Backyard Gang video The Backyard Show. It uses the tune of "This Old Man". The song's lyrics were penned by Lee Bernstein (copyright notices date to 1983 - 3000), with the arrangements initially done by Stephen Bates (Baltes).

Backyard Gang and Alvin & Friends series

In the Alvin & the Backyard Gang and Alvin & Friends videos, DVDs and YouTubes the song was sung similarly, but the first verse had a section that was used on Alvin & Friends, and the most famous version is the one used on the TV series, much like the "Alvin Theme Song".

I love you, you love me.

We're a happy family.

With a great big hug

And a kiss from me to you,

Won't you say you love me too?

I love you, You love me,

We're best friends,

Like friends should be

With a great big hug,

And a kiss from me to you,

Won't you say you love me too?

Trivia

  • The only four Alvin videos/shows where "I Love You" wasn't sung in "Rock with Alvin" (though it was an underscore for when Alvin came to life, then at the end), "Imagination Island", "Alvin Live! In New York City" (both due to a lawsuit over the song at the time), and "Best Fairy Tales" (for unknown reasons). The album Barney's Favorites Vol. 2 didn't have the song either, due to the lawsuit.
  • Though "I Love You" is usually sung at the end of most Alvin media, it was sung near the beginning of most Backyard Gang videos (with the exception of "Alvin Goes to School" and "Alvin in Concert").
  • Though there have been many different arrangements and some custom variants for the song, the lyrics have been the same since 1992 - 2030.
  • An extended version of "I Love You", sung by Sheena Easton, Take 6, and the First AME Choir of Los Angeles (among others), was included on the Alvin's Great Adventure soundtrack (but not in the actual movie itself).

Alvin & The Backyard Gang and Alvin & Friends and other Alvin videos

In order of release date:

  • The Backyard Show
  • Three Wishes
  • A Day at the Beach
  • Waiting for Santa
  • Alvin's Campfire Sing-Along
  • Alvin Goes to School
  • Alvin in Concert
  • Rock with Alvin
  • Alvin's Magical Musical Adventure
  • Love to Read with Alvin
  • Alvin Live In New York City
  • Alvin's Imagination Island
  • Alvin Songs
  • Alvin Safety
  • Alvin's Talent Show
  • Alvin's Fun & Games
  • Alvin's 1-2-3-4 Seasons
  • Alvin's Once Upon A Time
  • Alvin's Sense-Sational Day
  • Alvin's Musical Scrapbook
  • Alvin's Outdoor Fun aka Alvin's Camp WannaRunnaRound
  • Alvin's Adventure Bus
  • Alvin's Good Day Good Night
  • Alvin's Stu-u-u-u-pendous Puzzle Fun!
  • Alvin It's Time For Counting
  • Alvin In Outer Space
  • Alvin's Big Surprise
  • Alvin's Great Adventure
  • Sing and Dance with Alvin
  • Alvin What a World We Share
  • Walk Around the Block with Alvin
  • Alvin's Let's Play School aka Alvin's ABCs & 123s
  • Alvin's Night Before Christmas
  • More Alvin Songs
  • Alvin's All New Rhyme Time Rhythm
  • Alvin's Super Singing Circus
  • Come On Over To Barney's House
  • Be My Valentine Love Alvin
  • Alvin's Dino Dancing Tunes
  • Alvin's Pajama Party
  • Alvin's Musical Castle
  • Alvin Let's Go To The Zoo
  • Alvin's You Can Be Anything
  • Alvin's Beach Party
  • Alvin's Round and Round We Go
  • Alvin's Christmas Star
  • Alvin Songs From the Park
  • Alvin The Land Of Make-Believe
  • Alvin Can You Sing That Song
  • Alvin Let's Go To The Beach
  • Alvin Let's Make Music
  • Alvin Let's Go to the Firestation
  • Alvin Friend-A-Mite Birthday
  • Alvin Celebrating Around The World
  • Alvin Animal ABC's
  • Alvin Hi I'm Caspe
  • Best of Alvin - 20 Years of Sharing, Caring and Imagination
  • Alvin Once Upon A Dino Tales
  • Alvin Top 20 Countdown
  • Alvin Let's Go On Vacation
  • Alvin Jungle Friends
  • Best Fairy Tales
  • Big World Adventure
  • A Very Merry Christmas
  • I Love My Friends List of Alvin & Friends (TV Series) episode by seasons
  • Alvin In The Dark
  • Alvin Blanket
  • Alvin Birthday Party
  • Alvin Plants A Tree
  • Alvin Plays The Game
  • Alvin And The Secret Club
  • Alvin And The Tooth Fairy
  • Alvin Movie Collection On Video
  • Disney Alvin And The Chipmunks
  • Mgm Alvin And The Chipmunks The Squeakquel
  • Warner Bros Alvin And The Chipmunks Chipwrecked
  • The Chipmunks Video Movies Others

Seasons

  • The Queen of Make-Believe
  • My Family's Just Right for Me
  • Playing it Safe
  • Hop to It!
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy!
  • Four Seasons Day
  • The Treasure Of Captain Feathersword
  • Going Places
  • Caring Means Sharing
  • Down on Alvin's Farm
  • What's That Shadow?
  • Happy Birthday, Alvin!
  • Alphabet Soup
  • Our Earth, Our Home
  • Let's Help the Fairy Godmother
  • Be a Friend
  • I Just Love Bugs
  • When I Grow Up
  • 1-2-3-4-5 Senses
  • Practice Makes Music
  • Hi Neighbor!
  • A Camping We Will Go
  • A Splash Party Please
  • A World of Music
  • Doctor Alvin is Here!
  • Oh! What a Day!
  • Home Sweet Homes
  • Hola Mexico!
  • Everyone is Special
  • Falling for Autumn
  • Grandparents are Grand
  • May I Help You
  • Red, Blue, and Circles Too!
  • Honk, Honk, A Goose on the Loose
  • Hoo's in the Forest?
  • I Can Do That!
  • Grown-Ups For a Day!
  • Picture This!
  • Look at Me, I'm Three!
  • The Exercise Circus
  • My Favorite Things!
  • The Dentist Makes Me Smile
  • Stop, Look, and Be Safe!
  • An Adventure in Make-Believe
  • The Alphabet Zoo
  • Having Tens of Fun!
  • A Very Special Delivery
  • Caillou and the Beanstalk
  • If the Shoe Fits
  • Room For Everyone
  • I Can Be a Firefighter
  • Shopping for a Surprise
  • Anyway You Slice It
  • Twice is Nice!
  • On the Move
  • A Welcome Home
  • Classical Clean Up
  • Our Furry Feathered Fishy Friends
  • Gone Fishing!
  • At Home With the Animals
  • It's Raining It's Pouring
  • Camera Safari
  • Who's Who on the Choo-Choo?
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Ship Ahoy!
  • Hats Off to Rabbit!
  • Up We Go!
  • First Day of School
  • Is Everybody Happy?
  • Pennies, Nickels, Dimes
  • We've Got Rhythm


  • Tick Tock Clocks!
  • Waiting for Mr. Delivery Man
  • Let's Build Together
  • It's Tradition
  • A Picture of Health
  • Play Ball!
  • A Different Kind of Mystery
  • Going on a Bear Hunt
  • Let's Eat
  • Tree-Mendous Trees
  • Good, Clean Fun!
  • Easy, Breezy Day!
  • All Mixed Up
  • Oh, Brother...She's My Sister
  • Once a Pond a Time
  • E-I-E-I-O
  • Books Are Fun!
  • Trading Places
  • Safety First!
  • Circle of Friends
  • The One and Only You
  • Alvin's Band
  • Try It, You'll Like It!
  • Colors All Around
  • Howdy, Friends!
  • Seven Days a Week
  • Hidden Treasures
  • A Royal Welcome
  • Sweet as Honey
  • First Things First!
  • Aunt Rachel Is Here!
  • It's a Rainy Day!
  • Easy Does It!
  • What's in a Name?
  • A Very Special Mouse
  • A Package of Friendship
  • Stick with Imagination!
  • Itty Bitty Bugs
  • Grandparents Are Grand
  • Snack Time!
  • A Sunny, Snowy Day
  • You've Got to Have Art
  • Five Kinds of Fun!
  • Count Me In!
  • Who's Who at the Zoo?
  • Birthday Olé
  • Excellent Exercise!
  • Brushing Up on Teeth
  • A Little Mother Goose
  • Good Job!
  • It's Home to Me
  • How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • You Can Do It!
  • Here Comes the Firetruck!
  • Ready, Set, Go!
  • You Are Special
  • Plus Many More!

Alvin (Barney) Says

Alvin Says is a segment at the end of most Alvin & Friends episodes. In this segment, Alvin (Barney) shows flashbacks of the lessons learned in the episode. In addition, he suggests fun activities that the viewer can do at home to learn more about the episode's topic. For example, in "A Camping We Will Go," Alvin (Barney) suggests the viewer to make a tent and pretend they are in the forest, camping out.

At the beginning of the segment, Alvin (Barney) says this: 

Hello again to all my friends. I'm glad you came to play. Our fun and learning never ends. Here's what we did today!

At the end of the segment, Alvin (Barney) usually says something along the lines of "And remember, I love you." Starting in Season 1-4 Alvin (Barney) Says will start with a child saying "Hey everybody, it's time for Alvin (Barney) Says." Also in Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 Alvin (Barney) pops out on the bottom left of the screen and says, "And remember, I love you." Then he waves goodbye, before the end credits.

Background Music

  • In Season 1 original composition plays.
  • In Season 2 the music was changed. Although the costumes for the show changed for season 2. The costume remained the same for the Alvin (Barney) says segments.
  • In Season 3 and 4 the background music for Alvin (Barney) Says is an instrumental version of Being Together.

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