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Brenda Lee's 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' Hits No. 1 65 Years After Release

At 78 years old, Lee is the oldest woman to top the 'Billboard' Hot 100

<p>Alexa King Stone</p> Brenda Lee

Alexa King Stone

Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee has a reason to celebrate the holidays early this year.

On Monday, the singer's 1958 classic "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" hit No. 1 on the the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time, 65 years following its debut.

In claiming the top spot, Lee broke many records — including those held by Mariah Carey and her mega hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" — as her hit became the third holiday No. 1 ever to be featured on the Hot 100, per a press release.

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This marks Lee's third No. 1 hit in her career. She earned her first No. 1 with her 1960 single “I’m Sorry."

Lee was just 13 years old when she recorded the Johnny Marks-penned hit debut, and at 78, she's now the oldest woman to top the Hot 100, surpassing previous record-holders Cher for "Believe" when she was 52 and Carey for "All I Want for Christmas Is You" at 53.

<p>Alexa King Stone</p> Brenda Lee

Alexa King Stone

Brenda Lee

In a press release statement, Lee called the song's latest achievement "amazing."

"I cannot believe that ‘Rockin’’ has hit No. 1 65 years after it was released, this is just so special!" she said. "Thank you to the team at UMG/UMe who worked so hard to celebrate the song’s anniversary this year. But most importantly, thank you to the fans who keep listening."

Lee continued: "The song came out when I was a young teenager and now to know that it has resonated with multiple generations and continues to resonate — it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. Keep on Rockin’ and Merry Christmas!”

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Last month, Lee released the first-ever music video for her Christmas classic, which features cameos from Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood.

In addition to the music video, she shared the EP, A Rockin’ Christmas with Brenda Lee, in November featuring “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and other holiday favorites including “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock” “A Marshmallow World” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” reimagined by Filous.

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