"Brenda Lee Rockin Around The Christmas Tree tops Billboard Hot 100 for 1st time"
Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" tops Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in 65 years. Lee joins TikTok.
Brenda Lee's classic hit "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" has made a triumphant return to the top of the charts, 65 years after its initial release. The song, which was originally recorded by Lee when she was just 13 years old, has now reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, making Lee one of the oldest artists to achieve this feat.
The enduring popularity of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" has solidified it as a holiday staple and Lee's signature hit. In celebration of the song's anniversary, Lee has released a new music video featuring guest appearances by country stars Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood. Additionally, she has joined the social media platform TikTok to connect with a new generation of fans.
Reflecting on the song's resurgence, Lee expressed her gratitude to everyone who worked to make it happen, acknowledging the fast-paced nature of the music industry today. The song first made its mark on the charts in 1960, reaching number 64 on the Hot 100, and experienced a revival after being featured in the 1990 holiday film "Home Alone."
In addition to "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," other holiday classics such as Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock," Wham!'s "Last Christmas," Burl Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas," and Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" are also making waves on the charts, further solidifying the enduring appeal of festive music during the holiday season.