Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ Tops US Charts for the First Time in 65 Years

Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for First Time in 65 Years

Brenda Lee received an early Christmas gift after her classic holiday song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” zoomed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the first time in 65 years.

The 78-year-old singer expressed her gratitude on social media, writing, “Thank you so much for listening and rockin’ this holiday season!”

In a parallel success story, Mariah Carey’s perennial holiday song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” climbed to No. 2 on the US chart for Dec. 9.

Mariah congratulated Brenda on the milestone by sending her a bouquet, along with a card that read, “Congratulations on your historic #1. Have a Merry Christmas, Love Mariah.”

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was released on Nov. 24, 1958, and finally made it to the music chart in 1960. In November, Brenda released an official music video of the song, which ultimately claimed the No. 1 spot in December.

This achievement marks Brenda’s third chart-topping song, with her previous No. 1 hits being “I’m Sorry” and “I Want To Be Wanted,” both released in 1960.

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