Merry Christmas from theTUNDRA! Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” isn’t the only classic holiday tune to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Pop Charts during Christmas Week — in 1949, Gene Autry’s "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” topped the list. The “Singing Cowboy” was known for a range of holiday hits, including "Frosty the Snowman” and "Here Comes Santa Claus", but "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is perhaps his most iconic, selling over 8 million copies. A member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Autry is a country music pioneer largely credited with bringing the genre to the masses.
“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all?” —