This is a Christmas song recorded by Brenda Lee and written by Johnny Marks. Brenda Mae Tarpley is known professionally as Brenda Lee. She is an American singer who performs rockabilly, pop, and country music. On December 11, 1944, she was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US. During the 1960s, Brenda had 47 U.S. chart hits and ranked fourth in that decade.
She is recognized for her 1960 hit song “I’m Sorry” and 1958’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” which has turned out to be a Christmas standard. After recording the track “Dynamite” at 12, she received the nickname “Little Miss Dynamite” in 1957. Brenda was one of the beginning pop stars to have a main contemporary international followership.
In 1969, she turned back to the charts with her recording “Johnny One Time” written by A.L. “Doodle” Owens and Dallas Frazier. The single reached number 3 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart and number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning her second Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal.
Quick points of the song
Song – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Singer– Brenda Lee
Produced by – Owen Bradley
Written By – Johnny Marks
Released Date – 1958 (U.S.), December 1962 (U.K.)
Composition and Chart Success
A Christmas song was recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958. After its original release, several other music artists have recorded the song. Its original version had sold about 25 million copies worldwide, with the fourth most digital downloads sold of any Christmas single till its 50th anniversary in 2008
Although Decca released the song in 1958 and again in 1959, it did not rise to popularity until Brenda became a prominent singer in 1960. Her song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in the Christmas holiday season, eventually placing at number 14. The singer said that it was magic, and she thought everybody knew it took a few years to take off, but it really did good once it went.