Brenda Lee expressed her gratitude to Shania Twain for her kind gesture of covering her hit Christmas song, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree on December 8, 2023.
Shania Twain, one of Canada’s greatest singers, took to her Instagram account to post a video of her take on the iconic Christmas song.
Reflecting on the song’s recent success of topping the Billboard Hot 100 this year, she noted in her caption, “Let’s Go Girls! Brenda Lee is the oldest person to top the charts with a song she recorded 65 years ago! One gift of the digital music world is this absolute classic can have a brand new life and audience!”
“This is a traditional Christmas staple for me to play and listen to! Congratulations @officialbrendalee you are a true icon and talent,” the 58-year-old artist further noted congratulating the I'm Sorry singer on her milestone.
Shortly after the video was uploaded, in an Instagram story, Lee reposted the reel with the caption, “Thank you for your kind words @shaniatwain.”
About 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree':
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is a seasonal, Christmas song recorded by Brenda Lee and written by Johnny Marks.
The song was released on November 24, 1958 and sold over 15 million copies worldwide and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Lee launched a music video of the song in November 2023 that made the song top the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December.
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, now, holds the record for the longest period of time between an original release and its topping the Hot 100 charts, that is 65 years.
This also made Brenda Lee the oldest artist to land number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
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