Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Gene Autry

About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a song by songwriter Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company. Gene Autry's recording hit No. 1 on the U. S. charts the week of Christmas 1949.


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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?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows

All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
"Rudolph, with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history"

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows

All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
"Rudolph, with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history"

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Gene Autry

Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was also owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997. more »

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Written by: Johnny Marks

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10 facts about this song

Popular Holiday Song
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry has become one of the most popular holiday songs worldwide, further solidifying its status as a yuletide classic.
Release Date
The song was first recorded and released in 1949, in keeping with the Christmas spirit.
Song's Author
The song was written by Johnny Marks, based on a story of the same name created by Robert L. May, a copywriter at the department store Montgomery Ward.
Sales Milestone
Autry's recording of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sold 2.5 million copies the first year, eventually selling a total of 25 million, and it remained the second best-selling record of all time until the 1980s.
Chart Performance
It was the first No.1 song on the Billboard pop singles chart, where it stayed for a week, adding a significant feather to Gene Autry's cap.
Autry's Singing Cowboy Image
Gene Autry, known as the "singing cowboy", was a big movie star in Western films when he recorded "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer". The song's success boosted his career further.
May and Marks Relationship
Interestingly, the author of the song, Johnny Marks, was the brother-in-law of Robert L. May who created the story, linking their creative works permanently.
Autry's Initial Reaction
Gene Autry wasn't initially impressed with "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" but his wife convinced him to give it a shot, resulting in as a major hit.
Resonance With Underdog Themes
Many listeners find the song uplifting because it tells the story of an underdog who becomes the hero, a theme that has resonated with audiences for generations.
Accompanying Animated Special
In 1964, an animated television special based on the song was created by Rankin/Bass Productions and has since become a classic holiday favorite, enhancing the song's cultural impact and longevity.

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