3. ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE – Wow! You could make a great Venn Diagram comparing this song with Run Rudolph Run. They have a lot in common!
1 – They were both written by Johnny Marks.
2 – They were both released in 1958.
3. Both songs were covered by other artists, but both original versions remain popular.
4. Both were featured in Home Alone 1.
5. Both Brenda Lee and Chuck Berry are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1 – The title and lyrics, of course!
2 – Brenda Lee sang Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. She recorded it at age 12, but was 13 when it came out. Rockin’ didn’t do well until Brenda became a celebrity. In 1960 it hit #14.
Brenda is still known as Little Miss Dynamite because of her height – 4 feet 9 inches. She’s known best for country, but she also sang pop and rockabilly.
5 – Chuck Berry was already a star when he released Run Rudolph Run. It wasn’t re-released. In 1958 it hit #69. Chuck was 32 when it came out. He’s still known as the Father of Rock and Roll.
Record cover source: Fair use,
Photo from 1962: By Peter Denton https://www.flickr.com/photos/peterdenton/3780886495/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10228352
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