Brenda Lee’s Classic Holiday Song Tops Charts After 65 Years!

It’s that wonderful time of year again when Christmas songs take over the airwaves and bring joy to our hearts. We all have our favorite holiday tunes, and for many years, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has been at the top of the list. But this year, a new song has claimed the coveted spot: Brenda Lee’s timeless classic, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

At 78 years old, Brenda Lee, also known as Little Miss Dynamite, has achieved something remarkable. Her holiday hit from 1958 has reached No. 1 on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking several records in the process. This incredible milestone comes 65 years after the song was first released, making it the song with the longest wait to reach the top spot. It’s truly a remarkable feat!

“When ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ was released, I was just a young teenager,” Brenda Lee shared in a press release. “Now, knowing that it has deeply resonated with multiple generations and continues to do so, is truly one of the best gifts I have ever received. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the team at UMG/UMe who have worked tirelessly to celebrate the song’s 65th anniversary this year. But most importantly, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the fans who keep on listening.”

To commemorate this incredible achievement, Brenda Lee has released the first-ever music video for “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” The video stars Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood, adding a fresh twist to this timeless classic. Additionally, Brenda Lee will be making a special appearance on NBC’s “Christmas at the Opry,” where she will share the magic of her iconic holiday song. It’s a celebration of an enduring masterpiece that has brought joy to countless people for over six decades.

With its ascent to the top of the charts, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” joins the ranks of only three other holiday songs that have achieved No. 1 status on the Billboard charts. Additionally, Brenda Lee’s incredible success makes her the oldest artist to achieve a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at nearly 80 years old. This achievement speaks volumes about the timeless appeal of her music and the deep affection people have for Christmas classics.

Congratulations to Brenda Lee for finally receiving the recognition she truly deserves for her beloved holiday song. Let’s keep on rockin’ and have a Merry Christmas filled with beautiful memories and wonderful music!


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