Song of the Day #3,847: ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ – Bobby Helms

The rest of this week’s Hot 100 entries are Christmas songs. I thought maybe that was a common occurrence during the season, but looking at this time of year over the past half decade or so, I don’t see anything like this year’s influx of Christmas titles.

Are people just in a jollier mood? Trying to forget that Donald Trump is the U.S. president? Something else?

At #8 we have Bobby Helms’ ‘Jingle Bell Rock,’ a delightful 1957 classic that has never before charted this high on the Hot 100.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin’ feet
That’s the jingle bell rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bell chime in jingle bell time
Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin’ feet
That’s the jingle bell
That’s the jingle bell
That’s the jingle bell rock

5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,847: ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ – Bobby Helms

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This is clearly due to the change in Billboard counting recurrent songs. It’s really not reflective of popularity given the number of stations that plat holiday music 24/7 in the weeks preceding and through the holidays.

    • Clay says:

      But those changes happened several years ago and this is the first year so many Christmas songs show up in the top ten.

      • Dana Gallup says:

        Well perhaps there are more sources for the recurrent holiday songs (more channels on satellite, Spotify, Pandora, apple play, etc)

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    I think people are trying to forget trump is president 😩

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