Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ Tops the Charts 65 Years After Release

Brenda Lee's 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'

over Mariah Carey, there’s a new Christmas song taking the top spot on the charts this year. Brenda Lee’s classic holiday hit, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” has reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, 65 years after its release. This achievement is a testament to the enduring appeal of Lee’s music and the love that fans have for this timeless holiday anthem.

At the age of 78, Brenda Lee has broken several records with this feat. She now holds the record for the longest wait between a song’s release and reaching number one, as well as the longest span between an artist’s number one hits. Additionally, she is now the oldest person to reach the top of the Billboard chart. It’s truly a remarkable achievement for the talented singer.

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee recently released the song’s first-ever music video, featuring Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood. And if that wasn’t enough excitement, she is also set to appear on NBC’s Christmas at the Opry. It’s a year of joyous celebrations for Brenda Lee and her fans.

“I cannot believe that ‘Rockin” has hit number one 65 years after its release. This is just so special!” exclaimed Lee in a press release. “Thank you to the dedicated team at UMG/UMe who worked tirelessly to celebrate the song’s anniversary this year. But most importantly, thank you to the fans who keep listening.”

Reflecting on the enduring popularity of her song, Lee shared, “The song came out when I was a young teenager, and now to know that it has resonated with multiple generations and continues to resonate, it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. Keep on Rockin’ and Merry Christmas!”

Congratulations to Brenda Lee on this well-deserved recognition for her iconic holiday song. It’s a true testament to the power of music to bring joy and unite people across generations.