Song of the Day #3,848: ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ – Brenda Lee

When Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ hit #9 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week, it was her 13th song to reach the Top 10 of that chart. She was a hit machine.

In fact, through the decade of the 60s, only The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles landed more songs on Billboard’s U.S. charts.

Even more impressive is that she scored most of those hits before reaching adulthood. The pint-sized singer was a regular performer on TV and radio when she was only 9 years old and landed her first #1 (‘I’m Sorry’) at 16.

‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ is Lee’s best-selling single, and the fifth best-selling Christmas single of all time. She recorded it when she was 13 years old.

[Chorus]
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev’ry couple tries to stop

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
And we’ll do some carolling

[Bridge]
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, “Let’s be jolly –
Deck the halls with boughs of holly!”

[Chorus]
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

[Bridge]
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, “Let’s be jolly –
Deck the halls with boughs of holly!”

[Chorus]
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,848: ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ – Brenda Lee

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This may be the wrong time of year to review the charts as I don’t think it edifies as to what the kids are listening to.😊

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    Had no idea she was so young when these songs were recorded

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