Soundtrack Thursday #44

Today’s soundtrack selection goes to:

‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart’ – Annie Lennox & Al Green

Film: Scrooged

What’s your favourite Christmas song to feature in a movie?

Well mine happens to be ‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart’ by Annie Lennox and Al Green.  With a great uplifting, optimistic and positive message, it serves as a great accompaniment to Scrooged.  Christmas films always have that guilty pleasure quality about them and Scrooged is no different.  The modern-day re-telling of A Christmas Carol in reality shouldn’t work.  A Christmas Carol has always been a dramatic piece but in the hands of Bill Murray and his deadpan humour, it becomes an instant and memorable classic.  I watch it every year without fail.

Is the song a little cheesy?  Yes but who cares!  For a song that was originally sang by Jackie DeShannon in 1969, it’s becomes a perfect fit for Christmas.  Lennox and Green follow the template of the film by bringing it up to date and it works surprisingly well as a duet.

‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart’ is designed to put you in a good mood.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.  Sit back, relax and let two legendary singers in the music world spread the festive joy.

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Author: Kelechi Ehenulo

Kelechi Ehenulo is the creator and writer of Confessions From A Geek Mind, an analytical film and TV blog. As a freelance film critic, her work can be found on Set The Tape - an independent pop culture website, VultureHound Magazine and podcasts such as The X-Cast, Close Encounters of the Film Kind, The Movie Palace Pod and The Tales We Tell podcast. She thinks Batman: The Animated Series is the best cartoon ever (and that is not up for debate) and loves science-fiction, LEGO and Tottenham Hotspur.

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