"Little Things Mean a Lot" is a popular song written by Edith Lindeman (lyrics) and Carl Stutz (music), published in 1953. Lindeman was the leisure editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Stutz, a disc jockey from Richmond, Virginia. Stutz and Lindeman are also known for writing Perry Como's 1959 hit, "I Know" (which reached No.47 on the U.S. Billboard chart and No.13 on the UK Singles Chart).
The best known recording of "Little Things Mean a Lot," by Kitty Kallen, reached No.1 on the U.S. Billboard chart in 1954, and also reached No.1 on the Cash Box chart the same year. In addition, the track climbed to the top spot in the UK Singles Chart in September of that same year.
A cover of the song was done by Alma Cogan with orchestra conducted by Geoff Love in London on May 22, 1954. Cogan's recording was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10717 and reached No. 11 in the UK. The flip side was "Canoodlin' Rag."
A Top 40 hit again in the U.S. in 1960 when a recording by Joni James reached No.35, "Little Things Mean a Lot" was a U.S. C&W hit in 1978 for Margo Smith, whose version reached No.3 C&W and also charted at No.42 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In 1985 a remake of the song by Dana reached No.27 in Ireland. "Little Things Mean a Lot" has also been recorded by Cilla Black, Julie London, Susan Maughan, Cliff Richard and Bettye Swann.
Otto Leisner wrote lyrics for a Danish rendering entitled "Småting kan sige alt" recorded by Raquel Rastenni, acc. Harry Felbert's sextet, Cond.: Harry Felbert, recorded in Copenhagen in 1954. The song was released on His Master's Voice X 8211. It was arranged by Børge Nordlund.
Famous quotes containing the word lot:
“Being American is to eat a lot of beef steak, and boy, weve got a lot more beef steak than any other country, and thats why you ought to be glad youre an American. And people have started looking at these big hunks of bloody meat on their plates, you know, and wondering what on earth they think theyre doing.”
—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)