Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms Song Info
Jingle Bell Rock" is a popular Christmas song first recorded by Bobby Helms in 1957. Since its release, it has received frequent airplay in the United States during every Christmas season since then. “Jingle Bell Rock" was composed by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe, however Bobby Helms and his guitarist Hank Garland dispute this, saying they changed up the song enough that it did not resemble what the former songwriters produced. Despite this, they did not receive any songwriting credits. Now, “Jingle Bell Rock" has been performed by many, but Helms' first version from 1957 produced by Paul Cohen is the most well known. Other significant examples are The Beach Boys and Brenda Lee’s versions. The song's title and some of its lyrics are an extension of the old Christmas standard, "Jingle Bells".