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Annie Lennox & Al Green – Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 17th, 2013


A. Front

“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 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.

Put A Little Love In Your Heart (12″ Version With Edits) 7:13

Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Instrumental) 3:49
Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Vocal Mix) 3:49

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Put A Little Love In Your Heart U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1988 Put A Little Love In Your Heart U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #2
1988 Put A Little Love In Your Heart U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #29


Label: A&M Records ‎– 390 382-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – David A. Stewart
Written-By – Jackie DeShannonJimmie Holiday*, Randy Myers

From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “SCROOGED”.
Annie Lennox appears courtesy of RCA Records.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Annie Lennox & Al Green – Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Netherlands 12″)”

  1. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks for filling my request, Paul! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy 🙂


  2. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul once again. Any chance of posting Beethoven ?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Probably not till after Christmas Omar.


  3. Peta Pouco Says:

    Excellent song, many thanks Paul!

    I take this opportunity to make you a question…
    When you post a vinyl from Germany the title says “… (German 12″)”
    But when you post a vinyl from other country the title says, for example, “… (Netherlands 12”) instead of “Dutch 12”, the same thing with “Europe 12″” instead of “European 12″”, etc..

    I know it’s a minor detail, but I’m a little curious.
    Hope not to bother you with my question.
    Regards and thanks again.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    No worries Peta I basically just go by how the record is listed on Discogs.


    Peta Pouco Reply:

    Thanks Paul 😉


  4. Dan Says:

    Wow! Thanks Paul! I had no idea a 12″ even existed for this song. I still have the cassette single. When I started collecting CD’s in the mid-90’s, I was looking for this song and soon realized it was out of print and not even on any compilations. I finally found the soundtrack in a used CD store a few years later, but the sound on it was obviously dated. The song did turn up several years later on Al Green’s 20th Century Masters disc, but I am really excited to now have these other versions that I never knew about. Thanks for making my day!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Dan and Happy Holidays 🙂


  5. JestaCat Says:

    Thanks for this seasonal rarity.
    That extended mix (7″ Version with Edits) didn’t appear on the CD single – although it was listed as supposed to), making this an even rarer find in your super high quality standard, thanks 🙂
    PS: you have listed it as (12″ Version with Edits) – the label disagrees with you – although at over 7mins it’s obviously an extended mix.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi JestaCat I think it is a misprint on the US 12″ it staes “12” Version With Edits” with same track time of 7:13.



    JestaCat Reply:

    Ha! I hadn’t seen that one – the mistake was probably on the UK 12″ 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah that was pretty common on viny. I only knew because I have the US Promo as well.


  6. ric Says:

    I remember this doing well in late ’88. Although not an outright Christmas song, it was from that Christmas movie and certainly has that Christmas cheer.
    Ah, what a great time that was…1988…..
    Thanks Paul for spreading more Christmas spirit here on the net!


  7. Tony T. Says:

    Greetings from Greece/Athens!!! What a wondeful post this time of year my friend Paul!! I wish for u and your family and all of the people here HEALTH ABOVE ALL and have MERRIER CHRISTMAS!!!!
    TAKE CARE!!!!


  8. Marc from Nova Scotia Says:

    I’ve loved this remake for 25 years, and I’m a die-hard fan of 80’s 12″ mixes…and yet I had NO IDEA this extended version even existed. THANK YOU!! 🙂


  9. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t know this one existed as a 12″.


  10. Ron Says:

    This is perfect! I had this on vinyl and was looking for the digital versions! Paul, this lead me to you! :)!
    And it’s almost, soon, Christmas!!!!!


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