A while ago, Mariah Carey crowned herself Queen of Christmas. This was based on the perennial sales of her 25 year old hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
But this year, as last, Mariah’s song is NOT the number 1 holiday hit on iTunes. That distinction goes to Brenda Lee’s 1958 classic, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” It’s currently the top holiday hit and ahead of Mariah’s “All I Want” on the top chart.
Brenda turns 77 on December 11th and has a lot to celebrate! She lives in Nashville, and had a lot of hits in the late 50s through the mid 60s including “I’m Sorry.”