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Last.fm Trends Christmas Classics: Brenda Lee Rocks On

Brenda Lee‘s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” is the next Christmas classic to get the Last.fm Trends treatment.

Released on the legendary Decca Records in 1958, the song has been covered by several modern pop stars and groups – keeping the song alive for years to come.

Last.fm Trends looks at the track and how it has been scrobbled.

Brenda Lee found fame in the 1950s and 1960s and is one of the most successful female singers of all time. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” became a hit in 1960 after moderate success with the release of the track in both 1958 and 1959.

The track has been scrobbled well over 500,000 times, with over 8,000 listeners last week alone, as Last.fm users began to get in the festive spirit.

In addition, a cover by indie-folk duo She & Him was listened to by an impressive 4,933 listeners last week, while in contrast, ’90s boy band Hanson‘s cover of the track was listened to by just 221 listeners.

In almost identical fashion to yesterday’s graph for “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, the track is seeing its scrobbles rise every Christmas – from around 7,000 in 2006 to nearly 38,000 in 2010.

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You can find out more about Brenda Lee by visiting her Last.fm page. In the meantime make sure to check back with Last.fm Trends every weekday for all the latest scrobble news.

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  1. RainbowRay says:

    You an also hear that great song on YOUTUBE. I have my own version (RainbowRay) of that song called, “Rockin Around The Christmas Drunk” (about office Christmas parties). HMMMMM! maybe I’ll post it tomorrow; had a busy day! Marshmellow World is another good one!

    Sweet dreams my little rainbow (Fiona).

    RainbowRay
    “Sharing is caring and caring is sharing; living is giving and giving is living

  2. RainbowRay says:

    OKay! Okay! You talked me into it! Here’s a sample of “Rockin Around The Christmas Drunk!”

    Rockin Around The Christmas Drunk

    (Sung to “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
    By Brenda Lee)
    New words by RainbowRay

    Rockin around the Christmas Drunk
    At the Christmas office party hop
    Taking a little nip or two, but he
    Never knows when to stop

    Rockin around the Christmas Drunk
    What a stupor Roger’s in
    Everone laughing merrily
    As they walk by and over him

    Laying on the dance floor,soused
    As he can be
    The workers shout in
    Unison “Glad it’s not me, better
    Not me but him”

    So, their Rockin around the Christmas Drunk
    Having a happy holiday
    Watching ole Roger get real pissed drunkl
    In a new fandangled wa-a-a-y!

    How was that? I think there’s a message there for all you “office party goers this year”. I wonder if Roger was the boss!

    LOVE
    RainbowRay
    “Sharing is caring and caring is sharing; living is giving and giving is living”

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