Brenda Lee

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Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley; December 11, 1944) is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s, and is ranked fourth in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles. She is perhaps best known in the United States for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry", and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", a United States holiday standard for more than 50 years.

At 4 ft 9 inches tall (approximately 145 cm), she received the nickname Little Miss Dynamite in 1957 after recording the song "Dynamite" and was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following.

Lee's popularity faded in the late 1960s as her voice matured, but she continued a successful recording career by returning to her roots as a country singer with a string of hits through the 1970s and 1980s. She is a member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame. She is also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Brenda currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Brenda Lee is the only female artist to chart songs in every genre (including pop, blues, rock, gospel and country).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Grandma What Great Songs You Sang! Brenda Lee 1
1960 Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
1960 Emotions Brenda Lee 1
1960 This Is... Brenda Brenda Lee 2
1961 All The Way Brenda Lee With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Owen Bradley 2
1962 Sincerely Brenda Lee 1
1963 ... "Let Me Sing" Brenda Lee 1
1963 All Alone Am I Brenda Lee 2
1964 Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
1964 By Request Brenda Lee 1
1964 By Request Brenda Lee 1
1965 Sings Top Teen HIts Brenda Lee 1
1965 The Versatile Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 2
1965 Too Many Rivers Brenda Lee 1
1966 Bye Bye Blues Brenda Lee 1
1966 Coming On Strong Brenda Lee 1
1967 Reflections In Blue Brenda Lee 1
1971 Memphis Portrait Brenda Lee 1
1973 Brenda Brenda Lee 1
1973 New Sunrise Brenda Lee 1
1975 Sincerely Brenda Lee 1
1980 Even Better Brenda Lee 1
1980 Take Me Back Brenda Lee 1
1982 The Winning Hand Kris, Willie, Dolly & Brenda 1
1989 Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
2007 Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends Brenda Lee 1
2013 The Very Best Of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
Brenda, That's All (1972) Brenda Lee 1
Cherish Brenda Lee 1
I'm Sorry Brenda Lee 4 1
In the Mood for Love Brenda Lee 1
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee 4 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 The Legends Of Rock Brenda Lee 1
1987 Brenda’s Best Brenda Lee 1
1988 All Alone Am I Brenda Lee 1
1991 My Greatest Songs Brenda Lee 1
1991 The Brenda Lee Story: Her Greatest Hits Brenda Lee 1
1992 The Collection Brenda Lee 1
1995 Little Miss Dynamite Brenda Lee 1
1998 The Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
1999 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee 1
2001 The Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
2002 Anthology, Volume 1: 1956-1961 Brenda Lee 1
2004 Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
2006 The Definitive Collection Brenda Lee 1
2013 Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles Brenda Lee 1
16 Greatest Hits Brenda Lee 1
A Brenda Lee Christmas Brenda Lee 1
All-Time Greatest Hits Brenda Lee 1
Anthology, Volume 2: 1962-1980 Brenda Lee 1
Blue Suede Shoes Ritchie Valens, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Bo Diddley, Brenda Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, Fats Domino, Fabian, Danny & The Juniors, Jackie Wilson & The Drifters 1
Brenda and Pete: For the First Time / Johnny One Time Brenda Lee & Pete Fountain 1
The EP Collection Brenda Lee 1
The Very Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
The Very Best of Brenda Lee, Volume 1 Brenda Lee 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Dynamite Brenda Lee 1
1957 Fairyland / One Step at a Time Brenda Lee 1
1958 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee 1
1959 Let's Jump the Broomstick Brenda Lee 1
1959 Sweet Nothin's Brenda Lee 1
1960 I Want to Be Wanted (Per Tutta La Vita) / Just a Little Brenda Lee 1
1961 Fool #1 Brenda Lee 1
1961 It's Never Too Late / You Can Depend On Me Brenda Lee 1
1962 Break It to Me Gently Brenda Lee 1
1962 Here Comes That Feeling Brenda Lee 1
1962 It Started All Over Again / Heart in Hand Brenda Lee 1
1962 All Alone Am I / Save All Your Lovin' for Me Brenda Lee 1
1962 ダイナマイト / ジャンバラーヤ ブレンダ・リー 1
1972 Always on My Mind / That Ain't Right Brenda Lee 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Jingle Bell Rock Brenda Lee 1

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