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Old 01-30-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: CT
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So "Hallelujah" written by Leonard Cohen is touted as one of the best musical pieces of all times. I am inclined to agree: it's up there! A song that is sure to give anyone the chills. With over 300 published covers ( and who knows how many total), which is your favorite?

Link us to Your top version.

Personally, I love metal and find this version to be very cool and well done (live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfxScuK3Qy4

But for my overall favorite, I choose this one (I don't even know what language they are singing it in but it's phenomenal)
http://youtu.be/VzB8xC_CwH8

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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I've heard Cohen and Buckley, but by far I love this rendition by KD Lang. She gives me chills. Her signing is exceptional here.



K.D. Lang sings Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah - YouTube
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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Rufus Wainwright's is my favorite that I've heard. Leonard's original had good phrasing though - he sang each verse just slightly differently to reflect the lyric, which I can't say about Rufus.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I absolutely love KD Lang's voice. Thanks for posting it Thursday. I had no idea she did a rendition of Hallelujah.

These are my favorite renditions--John Cale, Rufus Wainwright and Susan Boyle:


John Cale - Hallelujah (Lyrics) (best version) - YouTube


Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah (Official HD song) - YouTube


Susan Boyle - Hallelujah - YouTube
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:31 PM
 
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WOW, I'd never heard Susan Boyle's version. She just emotes effortlessly, and I loved it, but I felt like they could have done without the backing chorus and just "let her go." She sounds too restrained.

I'm a sucker for harmonies, so I like this one the best (though Jeff Buckley runs a close second)

INCREDIBLE VOICE OF AN ANGEL - HALLELUJAH - Kurt Nilsen - YouTube
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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X Factor 2008 FINAL: Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah: FULL HD - YouTube
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen - YouTube
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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Not sure how to embed videos on here...

But another good one, very grungy style.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L58gkzri6FUL]

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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Not sure how to embed videos on here...

But another good one, very grungy style.
The X Factor USA 2012 - Jeffery Gutt's audition - Hallelujah - YouTube
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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I would have to say out of all the versions I've heard on these Idol like shows this has to be my favorite.


Matthew Schuler: "Hallelujah" - The Voice Highlight - YouTube
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