The song, Hallelujah, done by Jeff Buckley, is probably my favorite song of all time. Sit back and enjoy:
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It was a thing of beauty. Love the song and Buckley covered it beautifully. Thanks for the post.
I think it’s the best cover of them all. Thanks for stopping by.
I like rufus’ version better.
There are so many great artists that covered the song, one of the greatest of Leonard Cohen’s long list of great songs, that it becomes a personal choice. Jason Castro did the song on American Idol, and it’s also one of my favorites. But Rufus ain’t too bad now, is he. Love his piano work.
But, with me being a bad guitar player, Jeff gets my vote on this one 🙂
But which one got his version in Shrek..haha
Ah, Bearman, it’s not who’s better, it’s what you like. Who got chosen for the movie version ain’t important: it’s all music dude. Listen to Damien Rice’s version, or Sheryl Crow, or Leonard Cohen’s–he wrote it. All great, my friend. It’s such a great song, it can be interpreted in so many ways.
I saw Leonard Cohen live in February and despite loving Buckley’s version, the guys a legend. He is about the only person I can listen to who can’t really sing.
Hey Jammers, I didn’t know you watched Idol. I must say Castro did a great job.
Hey Bearman, is Shrek a cartoon? 🙂
Jammers you have just been disabled by request…defriended by Youtube kinda sucks!!!
Hmm, seeings that the song was Hallelujah, does that mean you have been de-baptized?
Do I get a certificate, huh, do I, do I?
AMEN! I know Leonard Cohen wrote and performed it first, but lots of folks believe Buckley’s version is the definitive one. Plus, it’s the platinum standard by which many vocalists test themselves. This interpretation is just a pure, beautiful song. One of my favorites also.
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