In the world of holiday music, Brenda Lee is making headlines as her timeless classic, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” takes the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The 78-year-old singer’s festive anthem, recorded when she was just 13, has finally reached No. 1, making her the oldest artist to achieve this feat with a new chart-topping hit, 65 years after its initial release.
Mariah Carey, whose Christmas classic All I Want For Christmas Is You has made her the undisputed Queen of Christmas along with Brenda Lee is happy to share that crown. When Carey, who has also achieved astonishing success around the holiday season herself, saw what Lee had done, she reacted with a gift of flowers- congratulations and well wishes for another wonderful year. These two artists, each belonging to their own era of Christmas music history but now linked by the joyous sensation of reaching No. The song ranked 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lee thanked Carey on her Insta gram account, posting shots of a bouquet sent by the pop star along with a note congratulating sporting’s doe-eyed darling on achieving ‘her historic #1.’ In her post, Carey also wished Merry Christmas. These two grand singers ‘companionship provides a warm feeling for the holiday season and also affirms that music is one of those places in this world where everyone can be united.
More than a personal triumph, Brenda Lee’s achievement shows the continued popularity of holiday staples. Originally recorded in l958, “ Rockin ’ Around The Christmas Tree ” is a classic that can be enjoyed by any age group. The song’s ascent to No. That it made number 1 on the Hot 100 in early January of this year is a testament to a specific kind of music being able, as ever, to put people into seasonal spirits.
The record also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Holiday Songs Chart, confirming Brenda Lee’s indubitable win as the queen of holiday tunes over other standards like Mariah Carey’s “ All I Want for Christmas Is You ” and Bobby Helm’s “ Jingle Bell Rock. ” Of course, some late-blooming tracks ended up becoming
Indeed, on behalf of NBC’s Christmas At The Opry, Brenda Lee appeared onstage and brought firepower to “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.” Such a performance by this 78-year-old could not be questioned as she exhibited pure swagger.
What’s more, with Brenda Lee were other superstars like Wynonna Judd and Chrissy Metz plus Trace Adkins, Lauren Alania Ⅱc. Like always when one hears holiday music it seems that everybody is together at The Opry celebrating the holidays for everyone around the world, singing a song of holiness in common.
While drinking in the warmth of her recent success, Brenda Lee also reminds the music world and listeners alike that holiday standards can never die–and they bring a lot of joy every Christmas. Thanks to Mariah Carey’s elegantly graduated baton, Brenda Lee’s Rockin ‘Around the Christmas Tree has become an embodiment of lasting holiday spirit and a reminder that music is capable of transcending generated age divisions.