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.

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