History about the song

by David @, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:39 (161 days ago)

"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a song written by Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company.

A recorded version by Gene Autry became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. during Christmas 1949. It was the first No. 1 song of the 1950s, the official date of its No. 1 status being for the week ending 7 January 1950. Autry's recording sold 1.75 million copies its first Christmas season, and went on to sell more than 12.5 million copies. In total, if counting more than 300 different cover versions of the song, the sales of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" are well over 150 million copies, making it one of the best-selling single of all time, just behind "White Christmas".

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