1969 SONG OF THE DAY- ‘PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART”-JACKIE DESHANNON

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1969 Song of the Day is – Put A Little Love In Your Heart- by Jackie DeShannon. Jackie DeShannon was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock n roll period. She had two huge hits on her own, What The World Needs Now Is Love a #7 hit in 1965 and this song “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” #4 in 1969. She also wrote When You Walk In The Room for The Room a hit for The Searchers. She also wrote one of the biggest hits of the 1980’s- Bette Davis Eyes which Kim Carnes covered and took to the top of the charts.

Jackie DeShannon wrote Put A Little Love In Your Heart with her brother Randy Myers and Jimmy Holiday. The song has been covered by a number of artists- the best being a cover by Annie Lennox and Al Green which was the ending theme for the movie “Scrooged” and went to #9 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1988. Other notables who covered the song- Anne Murray, Dolly Parton, The Dave Clark Five, David Ruffin, Andy Williams and the golden throated Leonard Nimoy.

 

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9 responses to “1969 SONG OF THE DAY- ‘PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART”-JACKIE DESHANNON

    • I remember going on trips ‘down the river’ with my grandparents- during the time this was riding high on the charts and singing along to it too! A great song to sing along too.

  1. Now you know I had to go out and listen to Mr. Golden Throat. And all this time thinking he had only sung the one, well-known Bilbo Baggins song. Thanks for the smile. This song is a real blast to the past.

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