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Brenda Lee

Posted on 29 January 2024 by Brian Walsh

Brenda Lee’s iconic holiday hit “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” has joined Spotify’s 1 billion streams club.

“What a year and holiday season it was for me personally, and for ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,'” Lee said in a statement. “I am so thankful that Spotify listeners propelled this holiday classic to 1 billion streams – that just blows my mind!”

She added, “It takes geniuses like the writer (Johnny Marks) and musicians to create a song with such longevity and I couldn’t be more grateful people are still listening to ‘Rockin’.'”

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Lee in 1958. In November 2023, Lee released a music video for the song, and in December 2023 the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking Lee’s third No. 1 single and making Lee the oldest artist ever to top the Hot 100 at age 78, later breaking the record once again one week later at the age of 79.

The song also set the record for the longest period of time between an original release and it topping the Hot 100, about 65 years.