Thursday, September 27, 2007


Arguably, Leonard Cohen's most well known song is "Hallelujah". It is one of the most covered songs, as well as one of the most used songs in television and movies. Although Cohen's version may be the original, for my money the most powerful version is Jeff Buckley's. Rufus Wainwright also does a very good rendition of it, and his version was slated to be used in the movie Shrek, but ultimately John Cale's version was used in the film, although Wainwright's was used on the official soundtrack.

Leonard Cohen- Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah
Rufus Wainwright- Hallelujah

Leonard ***** Jeff ***** Rufus


Leonard Cohen CD's ***** Jeff Buckley CD's ***** Rufus Wainwright CD's


Anonymous said...

It's such a beautiful song in all versions. My favorite is live and less polished than the mainstream recordings. It's this one by Allison Crowe

d.edlen said...

Buckley's moves me every time I listen to it. Such a gorgeous voice. Thanks for posting these.

Bill said...

One of the best songs ever.

BillyWarhol said...

c0ol Canadian*


love Jeff Buckley + Rufus too* - yeah Buckley's version is surfacing in my head right now - i'll never ferget hearing that for the first time*

awesome Album* - i never knew Cohen wrote it*

i wanna hear the new Foos*

Anonymous said...

these are great... also check out brandi carlile's version... AMAZING!!

Dan said...

And kd lang's.