Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree was originally recorded by Brenda Lee way back in 1958 when she was just 13 years old. However, the song didn't become a hit until the festive season of 1960, when it reached #14 in the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
Comedian Mel Smith and singer/songwriter Kim Wilde recorded their amusing cover version to raise funds for the Comic Relief charity. Mel & Kim was also a parody of the singing sisters Mel & Kim, who were also achieving hits in the late 80s with songs such as Respectable and Showing Out. The song reached #3 in the UK during December 1987.
Who else was in love with Kim Wilde during the eighties?
Flying Pickets - Only You
The Snowmen - Hokey Cokey
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
Holly & The Ivy's - Christmas on 45
David Essex - A Winter's Tale