Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart is Out with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” As #1

Pristine Villarreal

Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for this week is out and Brenda Lee tops the chart with song, “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree”.

On Monday, Billboard announced the Hot 100 (dated Dec. 9), and Brenda’s 1958 holiday classic was rocking atop the list. She was joined by other seasonal favorites in the Top 10, including Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and Bobby Helms’s “Jingle Bell Rock.” You can check out the full list below:

In fact, some of these late-blooming hits have become signature tracks by some of the biggest singers. So here are 11 songs, including “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree,” that soared later than you might think.

  1. “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee. Initial release was 1963, went to #1 in 2023.
  2. “Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift. Initial release was 2019, went to #1 in 2023.
  3. “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush. Initial release was 2020, went #3 in 2022.
  4. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals. Initial release was 2020, went #1 in 2022.
  5. “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives. Initial release was 1964, went to #4 in 2020.
  6. “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey. Initial release was 1994, went to #1 in 2019.
  7. “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo. Initial release was 2017, went to #1 in 2019.
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