"Put a Little Love in Your Heart" is a song originally performed in 1969 by Jackie DeShannon, who composed it with her brother, Randy Myers, and Jimmy Holiday. In the U.S., it was DeShannon's highest-charting hit, reaching number 4 on the Hot 100 in August 1969 and number 2 on the Adult Contemporary charts. In late 1969, the song reached number one on South Africa's hit parade.
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
(1987) Everything's Gonna Be Alright1987
"Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
(1988) Put a Little Love in Your Heart1988
"As Long as We're Together"
(1989) As Long as We're Together1989
In 1988, Annie Lennox and Al Green recorded a version that was released as the ending theme song to the 1988 film Scrooged. The song reached number 9 in the US on the Hot 100 in January 1989 and climbed all the way to number 2 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, as well as becoming a top 40 hit in several countries worldwide. Although credited to Lennox, the song was produced by her Eurythmics partner David A. Stewart.
Siw Malmkvist made a Swedish version in 1970, Pröva lite kärlek nå'n gång with lyrics by the wellknown Swedish journalist and songwriter Peter Himmelstrand. Malmkvist's version appeared on her album Underbara Siw (Wonderful Siw), which was awarded a Swedish Grammis the same year.