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"Put Your Hearts Up"
Put Your Hearts Up Cover
General information
Released December 12, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Bubblegum pop
Length 3:41
Label Republic Records
Writer(s) BC Jean, Matt Squire, Martin Johnson
Music video
Ariana Grande - Put Your Hearts Up(03:49)

Put Your Hearts Up is the debut single of American singer and actress Ariana Grande. The song premiered on Ryan Seacrest's radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM on December 9th. It has been released as a digital download.[1] The song was intended for Ariana's debut album Yours Truly.

Recording and writing

The writer of this song is reportedly BC Jean (best known for Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy"), Matt Squire, and Martin Johnson. The song includes a sample of the rock band 4 Non Blondes' song "What's Up?" written by Linda Perry.[2]

Release and cover

Ariana let her fans be a part of choosing the single artwork by sharing four possible covers for the single on her Twitter. After the fans voted, this cover was chosen and the release date for "Put Your Hearts Up" was also revealed via her Twitter account.

After premiering on Ryan Seacrest's radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM on December 9th, the song was available for digital download on December 12. The song debuted on the US iTunes Charts at number 61. After about one day it fell to number 87; afterwards it fell off the US iTunes chart. Her single also peaked at number 25 on the US Pop Songs Chart.

Music video

The music video for "Put Your Hearts Up" was shot on November 23, 2011. It was released through YouTube on Ariana's VEVO channel on Valentine's Day, 2012. In the video, Ariana walks by the streets of a city sending love to lonely people while dancing and singing. The music video was directed by Meiert Avis and Jeremy Alter. When the music video for "The Way" was released, the music video for "Put Your Hearts Up" was changed to 'unlisted', meaning it can only be viewed now if you have the original link.

Trivia

  • The song has relatively simple lyrics, emphasizing that one only needs to put one's heart into anything to make a difference, no matter who you are.
  • #BuyPutYourHeartsUp became the #1 trending topic on Twitter when "Put Your Hearts Up" was released. [3]
  • In several interviews during 2013, Ariana admitted to having completely disliked "Put Your Hearts Up" and not having an interest in pursuing music of that genre.[4] She expressed a desire to make the type of music she grew up listening to, which was, "urban pop, 90s music."
  • When the music video for "The Way" was released, the video for the song was taken down Ariana 's YouTube channel. Even though "Put Your Hearts Up" is not on VEVO anymore, another YouTuber uploaded the music video on their channel in May 2013 which currently can be viewed.

Gallery

Ariana in the Right There music video "You call for me, I'm right there."
To view the Put Your Hearts Up gallery, click here.

Lyrics

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love, maybe we can change the world (change the world)

You think you're so small
Like you're itty bitty.
Just one match in the lights of the city
Walking by strangers on the side of the street
Like a quarter in a cup'll get 'em up on their feet, like
You think you're never gonna make your mark
Sit back and watch the world while it falls apart, like
Out of sight, out of mind, like, like
It's just a waste of time,
Like, like, like

Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
If we give a little love
Maybe we can change the world (change the world)
I said
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
Sing it if you're with me
All you boys and all you girls

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world (change the world)

Wishing well, shooting star in the sky
We can do anything if we try
Can't resurrect Gandhi, resurrect king
But if we put our heads together
We can do anything like
You don't have to be a billionaire
You don't have to have much to show how much you care
Like give a wink, give a kiss
Like give a little happiness
Like like like

Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
If we give a little love
Maybe we can change the world (change the world)
I said
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
Sing it if you're with me
All you boys and all you girls

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world (yeah)

Don't let em bring you down now, down now
Don't let em bring you down now, down now
Ain't got nothing but love now, love now
Ain't got nothing but love now, love now
Don't let em bring you down now, down now
Don't let em bring you down now, down now
Ain't got nothing but love now, love now
Ain't got nothing but love now, love now!

Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
If we give a little love
Maybe we can change the world (change the world)
I said
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
Sing it if you're with me
All you boys and all you girls

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world

Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah

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