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Tis the season for Lee

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 – 'Tis the season for Brenda Lee.

While "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" may have first charted 1961, the song is number one on the Billboard Country Streaming Songs chart.

The song also hit the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time since 1961.

The song reached 18 on Jan. 7, 1961, having peaked at 14 the previous week. It's Lee's return to the top 40 with any record since 1967 when she went to 37 with "Ride, Ride, Ride."

"It's amazing how that song continues to resonate with every age group and just about everybody. I was just a kid when we recorded 'Rockin Around the Christmas Tree,' and it makes me feel so good knowing it still brings Christmas joy to others," said Lee, 71.

The Country Music Hall of Famer recorded "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," written by Johnny Marks ("Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "A Holly Jolly Christmas"), when she was 13 years old. The tune was originally released in 1958.

Known as "Little Miss Dynamite," Lee has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and charted in pop, rhythm & blues, rock, easy listening and country. She's been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

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