Until last year and even until ten days ago when people started talking about Christmas again, there seemed to be a clear queen: Mariah Carey y su villancico 'All I want for Christmas'. For many years, this song has welcomed Christmas and has become a Christmas carol that never stops playing on these special dates. However, this week there has been an unexpected twist and another singer has dethroned Marian Carey from number one on her charts.
The new queen of Christmas is now Brenda Lee, who at 78 years of age has managed to overthrow Mariah Carey's great legacy with her song 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree'. It has been placed in the number one on the US charts. Additionally, this year, the song celebrates its 65th anniversary. Reason why she has been rescued with a new video clip.
Brenda Lee's 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree' overtakes Mariah Carey for first place
'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree' was published in the year 1958 y went unnoticed until 1990 when it reappeared as a soundtrack in the popular film 'Home alone'. Since then it became an essential Christmas song, especially in the United States. However, it was not until this year when it went viral in Spain and many other countries after managing to take away Mariah Carey's reign.
In addition, this song reached another record: it is the oldest song that has managed to become number one so far. Other Christmas songs such as 'Jingle Bell Rock' by Bobby Helms 'Last Christmas' by Wham. Other well-known singers such as Taylor Swift which is in seventh place with 'Cruel Love' or 'It's the most wonderful time of the year' in tenth place Andy Williams.