Brenda Lee is rockin’ close to the Billboard Incredibly hot 100, landing in the No. 1 location on the singles chart for the initially time.
Lee’s hit “Rockin’ About the Christmas Tree” is the 3rd holiday getaway tune to at any time achieve the prime location on the all-style chart.
“I’m content for everyone right here that’s worked so hard to make this transpire mainly because in today’s planet, almost everything moves so rapidly and furious,” Lee told Billboard. “But I’m telling you this: My label has appear to bat.”
The typical tune was to start with recorded in 1958, when Lee was just 13 many years old.
The holiday break crooner celebrated the hit’s 65th anniversary with by with the song’s very first formal new music movie . The movie has garnered in excess of 4 million views on Youtube and attributes guest performances from nation audio stars Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood.
“We experienced a ball producing it,” Lee instructed Billboard. “We filmed it at the producer’s household, and nothing was choreographed, actually. We just had fun. They were just precious to do that for me, and I assume folks will adore it.
The tune was written by legendary Christmas songwriter Johnny Marks. Marks, who was famously Jewish, is recognised for also obtaining created “Rudolph the Purple-Nosed Reindeer” and “I Listened to the Bells on Xmas Working day.”
When it was initially unveiled, “Rockin’ Close to the Christmas Tree” did not garner a great deal professional or radio achievements. It peaked at No. 14 in 1960, in accordance to Billboard, right before falling off the charts altogether for many years. It returned to the Very hot 100 in 2014, reaching the No. 50 spot and has been bit by bit climbing each individual Christmas considering that.
Then in 2019, 2021 and 2022, the tune attained No. 2 spot on the charts, trailing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
It received unique notoriety as a traditional vacation song when it was featured in the 1990 movie “Property By itself.”
Lee, 78, has just lately joined Tiktok and is sharing insight into her storied occupation with her fanbase, lovingly dubbed the “Brendanators.”