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Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ Hits #1 For First Time In Billboard History


65 years since it was first released… Brenda Lee is #1 on Billboard with “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.” By hitting that #1 spot, The Rock and Roll AND Country Hall of Fame artist has broken several records, most of which were held by Mariah Carey and “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” whom she beat out for the top spot this week.

Brenda Lee now holds the record for the longest gap between an artist’s first and most recent week at #1 on the Hot 100 at 63 years.

We talked with Brenda Lee about how the song crosses all genres of music and that… not just radio, but a movie made that happen:

“Somebody called me and said, ‘Hey Brenda, do you know there’s a movie out called ‘Home Alone?’ And did you know ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ is in it forever?’ And I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ They said, ‘No, it’s true!’ And I think that’s the catalyst that moved ‘Rockin” up and people all over the world hear it now.” :28 OC: the world hear it now.