Leonard Nimoy - Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Jackie DeShannon Cover)




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Published on Dec 4, 2013

From '' The New World Of Leonard Nimoy ''
Label: Dot Records ‎-- DLP 25966
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1970

A1 Time To Get It Together
Written-By -- Smokey Roberds
A2 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
Written-By -- Mel Tillis
A3 The Mayor Of Ma's Cafe
Written-By -- Paul Hampton
A4 I Walk The Line
Written-By -- Johnny Cash
A5 I Finally Saw The Two Of You Today
Written-By -- Bruce Belland, David Somerville
A6 Mary's Near
Written By -- Capps, Wayne
B1 Abraham, Martin & John
Written-By -- Dick Holler
B2 Proud Mary
Written-By -- John Fogerty
B3 Let It Be Me
Written-By -- Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë
B4 Everybody's Talkin'
Written-By -- Fred Neil
B5 The Sun Will Rise
Written-By -- Leonard Nimoy
B6 Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Vocals -- Leonard Nimoy

Arranged By -- Ben Benay (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B3, B4), Mike Henderson (tracks: A3, B2, B5, B6)

Producer -- Steve Clark
Artwork By [Art Direction] -- Paula Bard
Photography [Liner] -- Del Hayden

Recorded at Harmony Recorders, Hollywood, California.


"Put a Little Love in Your Heart" is a song originally performed in 1968 by Jackie DeShannon, who composed it with her brother, Randy Myers and Jimmy Holiday.

In the USA, it was DeShannon's highest-charting hit, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Adult Contemporary charts.

In late 1969, the song reached number one on South Africa's hit parade.

The song rivaled the success of her signature song, "What the World Needs Now is Love".

Chart (1968)

Canadian Singles Chart 12
South African Singles Chart 1
US Billboard Hot 100 Chart 4
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 2

Other versions

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 #9 in the USA on the Hot 100 in January 1989 and climbed all the way to #2 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, as well as becoming a top 40 hit in several countries worldwide.
Outside of her Eurythmics band, it is Lennox's most successful single.

Chart (1988)

Austrian Singles Chart 4
Australian Singles Chart 6
US Billboard Hot 100 Chart 9
Swiss Singles Chart 11
German Singles Chart 20
UK Singles Chart 28
Irish Singles Chart 30

The Dave Clark Five recorded a version in 1968. Issued as a single in the UK, it spent four weeks in the top 75, reaching number 31, three positions below that attained by Annie Lennox and Al Green in 1988.

Susan Raye covered the song her debut 1969 album, One Night Stand. The song was released as a single and peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Andy Williams released a version on his 1969 album Get Together with Andy Williams.

Cilla Black covered the song on her 1970 album, Sweet Inspiration which was produced by George Martin.

Ella Fitzgerald, the "First Lady of Song", recorded this on her 1972 live album Ella à Nice.

Don Gibson recorded the song on his 1972 album A Perfect Mountain.

The Isley Brothers on their 1972 album Brother, Brother, Brother.

Albertina Walker, the "Queen of Gospel", recorded a cover of the song along with The Caravans for her album by the same title in 1972.

Punk band Circle Jerks covered the song on their second album Wild in the Streets (1982).

Dolly Parton recorded a cover of the song for her 1993 album Slow Dancing with the Moon.

Mary Mary's version was featured in the 2002 film Stuart Little 2.

Marcia Griffths recorded a reggae cover.

ABS-CBN used this song as part of the theme song of its 2002 Christmas station ID which bears the same name, this time with Tagalog lyrics sung by Carol Banawa.

A cover appeared in a 2003 Gap television campaign, performed by Al Green, Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Rowland, Stephan Jenkins, Vanessa Carlton, Ginuwine, Musiq, Heather Headley and Gavin DeGraw.

Lulu, a Scottish singer-songwriter and actress, recorded a cover of the song in 2005.

Billy Ray Cyrus covered the song on his 2007 album Home at Last.

A version was used during the promo for the 2009 season of TLC's The Little Couple.

Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby recorded a version of this song.

David Ruffin recorded the song during his solo career after he parted ways with the Temptations.

John Mayer covered the song at a holiday benefit for a radio station "WPLJ".

Amy Grant has performed a cover of the song at some of her concerts, sometimes as an encore.

Use in media

The version by Leonard Nimoy it was used on ''Eastbound And Down'' season 4, episode 1.


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