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The key change that I used in the songsheet is a whole tone up, whereas the key change in the original is a semi-tone, however it works "okay" and the chords are simpler. I didn't want to leave the exciting key change out altogether!
In the U.S., "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" 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. The song rivaled the success of her signature song, "What the World Needs Now Is Love".
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 - including number 28 in the UK charts for the festive season of 1988-1989.