Louis Prima holds the report for longest span between Hot 100 hits.
Late legend Dean Martin returns to the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Dec. 15) after nearly half a century, as his model of the seasonal customary "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," debuts at No. 41. He earns his first entry in 49 years, three months and 16 days.
He had final appeared on the Hot 100 dated Aug. 30, 1969, with "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am," which peaked at No. 75 in its final week.
Still, Martin doesn't break the report for the longest hole between Hot 100 entries. That distinction belongs to late jazz star Louis Prima, who, as featured on Kids See Ghosts' "4th Dimension," went 57 years, 4 months and 10 days between his earlier Hot 100 hit, "Wonderland by Night," in February 1961 and his return earlier this yr on "Dimension," on June 23.
(Per guidelines put in place earlier this decade, older songs, like Martin's "Snow," are eligible to chart on the Hot 100 if gaining in a number of metrics and rating within the prime 50.)
Original Rat Pack member Martin has a storied historical past on the Hot 100. Including "Snow," he has earned 28 complete entries, together with his first 27 charting between 1958 (the Hot 100's inaugural yr) and 1969. He earned a trio of prime 10s: "Everybody Loves Somebody" spent per week at No. 1 (Aug. 15, 1964); "The Door Is Still Open to My Heart" reached No. 6 (Nov. 14, 1964); and "I Will" hit No. 10 (Dec. 11, 1965).
Fellow Rat Packer Frank Sinatra logged 43 Hot 100 entries, whereas Sammy Davis Jr. earned 10.
On the Holiday 100 chart, which ranks vacation hits of all eras, "Snow" locations at No. 9.
Over on the Billboard 200, Martin's The Dean Martin Christmas Album, which incorporates "Snow," vaults from No. 102 to No. 72 with 13,000 equal album models (up 36 %), in accordance with Nielsen Music, incomes him his highest-charting album in 11 years, since Forever Cool reached No. 39 in 2007. Plus, Christmas With Dino, which additionally homes "Snow," re-enters at No. 156 (eight,000, up 93 %).
Martin died on Christmas Day 1995 at age 78 from acute respiratory failure.