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Encyclopedia > Hallelujah (song)
“Hallelujah”
Song by Leonard Cohen
Album Various Positions
Released December, 1984
Recorded June 1984
Genre Folk-rock
Length 4:39
Label Columbia Records, Passport Records
Writer Leonard Cohen
Producer John Lissauer
Various Positions track listing
"Night Comes On"
(4)
Hallelujah
(5)
"The Captain"
(6)
“Hallelujah”
Song by Leonard Cohen
Album Cohen Live
Released June 28, 1994
Recorded October 31, 1988
Austin, TX
Genre Folk-rock
Length 6:54
Label Columbia Records
Writer Leonard Cohen w. additional verses
Producer Leanne Ungar
Bob Metzger
Cohen Live track listing
"Sisters of Mercy"
(6)
"Hallelujah"
(7)
"I'm Your Man"
(8)

"Hallelujah" is a song written by Leonard Cohen. It was first recorded on his 1984 album Various Positions. It has been covered numerous times and featured in the soundtracks of several movies and television shows.[1] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Hallelujah may mean: Hallelujah, a religious word Hallelujah, a song by Angela Aki, featured on her album Home Hallelujah, a song by Leonard Cohen covered by numerous artists Hallelujah (gospel song), an all-star gospel song from the Grammy-winning Handels Messiah: A Soulful Celebration arranged by Mervyn Warren. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Various Positions, the seventh studio album by Leonard Cohen, was released in December 1984 (and February 1985). ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Folk rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Various Positions, the seventh studio album by Leonard Cohen, was released in December 1984 (and February 1985). ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Skyline from Town Lake Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, within the United States of America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Folk rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For the song by Wham!, see Im Your Man (song). ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Various Positions, the seventh studio album by Leonard Cohen, was released in December 1984 (and February 1985). ...

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Lyrics

Different cover versions of "Hallelujah", and different performances by Leonard Cohen himself, sometimes include different lyrics from those in Cohen's original 1984 recording. However, although individual words do change between various versions, most of the variation may be due to selection from Cohen's complete lyrics rather than additions by the cover artist. In a 2001 interview with The Observer, John Cale said: Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Not to be confused with J.J. Cale. ...

After I saw [Cohen] perform at the Beacon I asked if I could have the lyrics to "Hallelujah". When I got home one night there were fax paper rolls everywhere because Leonard had insisted on supplying all 15 verses."

The original recording from 1984 is noted for containing explicit biblical references in the lyrics, alluding to David's harp-playing used to soothe King Saul (I Sam. 16:23), and his later affair with Bathsheba after watching her bathe from his roof. The line "she broke your throne and she cut your hair" is likely a reference to the source of Samson's strength from the Book of Judges. The third verse mentions "the name" (Tetragrammaton). In these instances, the lyrics are overtly sexual. Jeff Buckley called his own rendition of the song an homage to "the hallelujah of the orgasm".[2] For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Biblical king of Israel. ... Saul or Shaul (שָׁאוּל Demanded, Standard Hebrew Šaʾul, Tiberian Hebrew Šāʾûl) was the first king of Israel according to the Old Testament of the Bible, as taught in Judaism. ... Bathsheba (בת שבע) is the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of King David in the Hebrew Bible. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) This article is about Biblical figure. ... Book of Judges (Hebrew: Sefer Shoftim ספר שופטים) is a book of the Bible originally written in Hebrew. ... It has been suggested that Yahweh be merged into this article or section. ... Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... // An orgasm (sexual climax) is the conclusion of the plateau phase of the sexual response cycle, and is experienced by both males and females. ...


In 1994, Cohen released a substantially different version on the album Cohen Live (recorded in 1988), retaining only the final verse from Various Positions. In this version, the lyrics became more explicitly sexual, and the music was slightly reworked. Many cover artists mix lyrics from both versions, and occasionally make other changes (such as Rufus Wainwright singing "holy dark" and Allison Crowe singing "Holy Ghost" rather than "holy dove"). Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen in Concert is a live album by Leonard Cohen released in 1994. ... Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ... Allison Louise Crowe (born November 16, 1981) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and pianist from Nanaimo, British Columbia who now lives in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...


In the section of the lyrics "the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift", the chords move as described in the lyrics. In C major, for example, the chords would move as follows: F ('the fourth'), G ('the fifth'), Am (a movement downwards and to a minor chord), F (a movement upwards, and to a major chord).[1]


As well as recording a cover of the original version, in February 2007 Alistair Griffin rewrote the lyrics to reference the soccer player Mark Viduka. Leonard Cohen gave permission for this to be released as a charity download in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.[3] Alistair Richard Griffin, (born 1 November 1977 in Middlesbrough), is an English singer/songwriter. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Marko Anthony Mark Viduka (IPA: ) (born October 9, 1975 in Melbourne) is an Australian football striker of Croatian descent. ... A charity record (also known as a charity single) is a release of a song for a specific charitable cause. ... Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides free care and support to people affected by cancer. ...


Lincoln Brewster released a rewritten and retitled version, "Another Hallelujah" on its album "All to You" in August, 2005.[4] Lincoln Brewster (born July 30, 1971) is a Christian music artist. ...


Welsh rock-outfit Lostprophets uses the song's sentence "I've seen this room and I've walked this floor" in their track "Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)" on their 2006 album Liberation Transmission. It is not clear if this use is coincidental or not. Lostprophets (IPA: ) are a Welsh alternative metal band formed in 1997. ... Cant Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Wont Save You This Time) is speculated to be the third single from the album Liberation Transmission, the third studio album by Welsh band lostprophets. ... Singles from Liberation Transmission Released: June 2006 Released: September 2006 Released: November 2006 Released: April 2007 Liberation Transmission is the third studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets. ...


Cover versions

Music samples:
  • John Cale "Hallelujah" cover excerpt
    John Cale selected the verses by Leonard Cohen which most covers have since followed. First recorded by Cale in 1991 for the Cohen tribute I'm Your Fan.
    Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah" cover excerpt
    From the album Grace released in 1994. In 2007, Sony BMG rereleased the album (subtitle "The Legacy Edition") with a live music video of the song.
    Allison Crowe "Hallelujah" cover excerpt
    One of a new generation of interpreters, Allison Crowe's cover, from Tidings, released in 2003, is celebratory rather than melancholy.
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One of the best-known covers of "Hallelujah" was recorded by the American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley for his 1994 album, Grace. Jeff Buckley's version is a sparse production of vocals and guitar, influenced by John Cale's earlier cover of "Hallelujah" which appeared on the 1991 Leonard Cohen tribute album I'm Your Fan and on his 1992 live album Fragments of a Rainy Season. Im Your Fan is a tribute album to Leonard Cohen, released in 1991 on the British record label EastWest Records. ... Grace is the first and only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, released on August 23, 1994 (see 1994 in music). ... Tidings is the third studio album by Allison Crowe, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music) in EP form and expanded to full album length in 2004 (see 2004 in music). ... Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Grace is the first and only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, released on August 23, 1994 (see 1994 in music). ... Not to be confused with J.J. Cale. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Im Your Fan is a tribute album to Leonard Cohen, released in 1991 on the British record label EastWest Records. ... Fragments of a Rainy Season is a 1992 live album by John Cale, performed at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium. ...


John Cale's version was featured in the 2001 animated film Shrek.[5] Rufus Wainwright covered the song as well, and his version appears on the film's soundtrack album rather than Cale's. This is apparently because Wainwright is signed with Dreamworks SKG and Cale is not.[citation needed] Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ... The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. ...


Among the other musicians who have recorded covers of this song released on CD are: Italian singer Elisa from her album "Lotus", Maxwell Murder of Saturday's Car Ride Home, Alex Lloyd, Sephira, Adam Nikkel, Keren Ann, Willie Nelson, Beefy, Bono, Bon Jovi, Bret Darby, Clare Bowditch, Fred Eaglesmith, Steve Acho, Allison Crowe, Patricia O'Callaghan, Jackie Greene, Julie Felix, Damien Leith, Anthony Michael Hall [2], Bettie Serveert, Kenny Zhao, Custard, k d lang, Kevin Max, Gord Downie, Simple Plan, Gov't Mule, Steffen Brandt/Tina Dickow (in Danish translation), K's Choice, Enrique Morente (flamenco version, translated to Spanish), Street to Nowhere, Wayne Whittaker, the Prayerbabies, Kevin Christy, Kathryn Williams, Lucky Jim, Over the Rhine, Pat Terlizzi, Myrra Malmberg, Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, Michael Wolff, The Brown Derbies, Imogen Heap, Popa Chubby, Todd Carey, Jimm Zombie, Joe Wilson, Kristian Meurman (in Finnish), Hilary Scott and The Choir of Hard Knocks. 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Allison Louise Crowe (born November 16, 1981) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and pianist from Nanaimo, British Columbia who now lives in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Patricia OCallaghan (born in Dryden, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian mezzo-soprano singer. ... Jackie Greene Mid-solo in Sacramento, 2005 Jackie Greene (born on November 27, 1980 in Monterey, California) is a singer-songwriter and blues musician. ... Julie Felix- is a folk rock recording artist who was produced by Mickie Most on his RAK Records label. ... Damien Leo Leith (b. ... Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall (born April 14, 1968), known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor, producer and director who achieved stardom in several successful teen-oriented films of the 1980s. ... Carol van Dijk, lead singer of Bettie Serveert, performing in 2006. ... Custard was an Australian indie rock band from Brisbane formed in 1990. ... 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Over-the-Rhine is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, that is situated between Downtown and Clifton Heights. ... Myrra Malmberg is a Swedish singer and musical artist, born in Chicago, USA.[1] Among other she has played Maria in West Side Story (Gothenburg), Evita in Evita (Stockholm), Christine in the Phantom of the opera (London), Cosette in Les Misérable (London) and Estella in Great Expectations (London). ... Susanna and the Magical Orchestra is the moniker of singer Susanna Wallumrod and keyboard player Morten Qvenild, the former a previous member of Jaga Jazzist. ... Michael Wolff is an American jazz pianist, composer and actor. ... Imogen Heap (IPA: )[1] (born December 9, 1977) is an English singer-songwriter from Romford, London, most famous for her work as part of Frou Frou and for her 2005 solo record Speak for Yourself. ... Born Ted Horowitz, Popa Chubby is a true native son of the Big Apple. ... 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Counting live performances, the list of artists who have performed "Hallelujah" includes: K.D. Lang, Spoon, Joel Sprayberry Band, The Teamakers, Nick Hrenchuk, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, Kate Voegele, RRRadio Gee, Ari Hest, Chris Frank, Betty Buckley, Brandi Carlile, Bob Dylan, Connie Champagne, Caamora, Doug Parmenter, Howie Day, Gavin DeGraw, Dave Dobbyn, The Dresden Dolls, Chris Clonts, Damien Rice, David Ford, Jay Clifford, Mike Winger, Tim Minchin, Regina Spektor, Starsailor, Donna Lynne Champlin, Rodney Harris, Todd Carey, Pain of Salvation, Sheryl Crow, Tristin Roberts, James Yarsky, Jeff Waters, at17, Jeff Martin of The Tea Party, David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion), Zach Condon (of Beirut), and Thierry Amiel[6]. Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), best known by the stage name k. ... For other uses, see Spoon (disambiguation). ... Myles R. Kennedy (born November 27, 1969) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Spokane, Washington, currently fronting US rock band Alter Bridge, the brainchild of former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti. ... Alter Bridge is an American hard rock band[1] formed by Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips (former members of Creed), with Myles Kennedy (lead vocals and guitar formerly of The Mayfield Four). ... Kate Voegele (born 1986) daughter of Will and Betsy Voegele, is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist from Bay Village, Ohio. ... Ari Hest is an American singer-songwriter and a native of Riverdale[1] in the Bronx borough of New York. ... Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American theater, film, and television actress. ... Brandi Carlile (b. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jabberwocky: album by Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Howard Kern Day (born January 15, 1981 in Bangor, Maine) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Gavin DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American pop singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Dave Dobbyn (born January 3, 1957) is a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer from New Zealand. ... The Dresden Dolls are an American musical duo from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Damien Rice (born December 7, 1973) is an Irish folk singer, famous for his two albums O and 9. ... David James Ford (born on May 16, 1978 in Dartford, Kent) is a British singer-songwriter, currently living in Lewes. ... Jump, Little Children (JLC or Jump), is a band formed in 1991 in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. ... Tim Minchin Tim Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director and self-proclaimed rock n roll megastar. Born in Western Australia, he attended the University of Western Australia before launching onto the world stage at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning the... Regina Spektor (Russian: ; born February 18, 1980) is a Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Starsailor are an English rock band from Chorley. ... Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive metal band featuring Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the lyricist, chief composer, guitarist, and lead vocalist. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966), is the guitarist and mastermind of the thrash metal band Annihilator. ... at17 is a Hong Kong girl band that is pitched to appeal to high school and university students. ... Jeff Martin was the guitarist, vocalist, and main producer of the Canadian rock band The Tea Party. ... The Tea Party was a Canadian rock band with blues, progressive rock and Middle Eastern influences. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Pedro the Lion was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, and, for over a decade, the main creative outlet of singer/songwriter David Bazan. ... Beirut is the name of 20-year-old Santa Fe native Zach Condons one man band. ... Beirut is the name of 21-year-old Santa Fe native Zach Condons band. ... Thierry Amiel (b. ...


Fall Out Boy sampled the song on their 2007 album Infinity on High, on the track "Hum Hallelujah". The West did a cover of the song on the "4 Song EP" entitling it "Song for Leonard". The website SadKermit.com posted a cover of Sad Kermit covering the song in Buckley's style. Another published cover can be found on the single "Tausend Tränen Tief" (1999) by the German band Blumfeld. Chris Botti recorded an instrumental version of the song for the album December. Susanna and The Magical Orchestra performed their take on the song at the London Jazz festival; broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on the 13 December 2004. An a cappella version by Clemson University's "TakeNote" is included on the "Best of College A Cappella 2006" CD. K.D. Lang did a version in an episode of Later (UK live music TV show hosted by Jools Holland), which made it onto DVD. The University of Oregon a cappella group, On the Rocks also does a version on their album, Full Coverage. Danish a cappella ensemble Vocal Line recorded the song for their 2006 album, "Vocal Stories". Bono and the Edge (from U2) performed the song at one of their concerts out of respect for Jeff Buckley just after his death. Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin performed the song as a duet with Geraldine Quinn at a live show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005. Fall Out Boy (commonly abbreviated as FOB) is an American band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) that formed in 2001. ... Wal-Mart pre-order cover Singles from Infinity on High Released: January 16, 2007 Released: February, 2007 Released: April 9, 2007 Released: July 2, 2007 Released: September 11, 2007 Infinity on High is Fall Out Boys fourth studio album. ... Hum Hallelujah is the fifth track on Fall Out Boys 2007 album Infinity on High. ... A still from the Sad Kermit video Sad Kermit is an unauthorized parody of the popular Muppet Kermit the Frog. ... Blumfeld Blumfeld is a indie-pop band from Hamburg, Germany, which arised from the bands Arm, Laut und Der schwarze Kanal. The name of the band was coined by the main character of the short story Blumfeld, ein älterer Junggeselle by Franz Kafka. ... Christopher Botti or Chris Botti (born October 12, 1962) is a trumpeter and composer; born in Portland, Oregon. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the vocal technique. ... Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London) is an English virtuoso pianist, bandleader, television presenter, architectural eccentric and pop music enthusiast. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... For other subjects called The Edge, see The Edge (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Tim Minchin Tim Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director and self-proclaimed rock n roll megastar. Born in Western Australia, he attended the University of Western Australia before launching onto the world stage at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning the... Categories: Festival stubs | Edinburgh ...


A Norwegian group including Espen Lind, Kurt Nilsen, Alejandro Fuentes and Askil Holm performed the song under the name Lind,Nilsen, Fuentes & Holm. A parody version of them and the song was made under the name Hallelujah-kameratene (including Espen Beranek Holm, Marit Voldsæter, Ole Morten Aagenæs and Kai Taule under the Norwegian award show Komiprisen on the Norwegian TV-channel NRK and later on another award show named Gullruten which runs on the TV-channel TV2. Espen Lind (born May 13, 1971) is a Norwegian songwriter, producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Kurt Erik Nilsen (born September 29, 1978 in Bergen, Norway), won the Norwegian version of the television show Pop Idol, aired on TV 2 in May 2003. ... Alejandro Fuentes, most known as royalty from Spain who founded a town, named Fresno, in Columbia in 1834. ... Askil Holm (b. ... Espen Beranek Holm is a Norwegian pop artist and comedian. ... Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK) - the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - is the Norwegian state-owned radio and television public broadcasting company. ... The TV 2 logo TV 2 is Norways most viewed commercial television station. ...


Welsh group Brigyn have covered the song and changed the lyrics to festive Welsh lyrics. An Arabic version dedicated to Allah has been performed by Mohammad al Husayan [7]. This article is about the country. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...


Reflecting a broadening populist appreciation of the song, reaching mass numbers since Shrek, in recent years the song has been performed by contestants on Australian Idol, Swedish Idol, and Canadian Idol. Most recently, in 2008's Season 7 of American Idol, Jason Castro performed a rendition of "Hallelujah" and received positive reviews by the judges for his performance. Soon after Castro's performance, Jeff Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah" became the #1 most downloaded song on iTunes. [8] Subsequently, on the Billboard charts dated March 22, 2008, Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" debuted at #1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. [9] For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... Australian Idol is the Logie Award winning Australian version of the hit British TV show Pop Idol. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Jason Rene Castro (born March 25, 1987) is an American singer and finalist on season seven of the television series, American Idol. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard. ...


Movie and TV soundtracks

"Hallelujah" has frequently been used in television shows and movies during scenes involving death or heartbreak. It has been featured in movies as diverse as Basquiat, The Edukators (Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei), A Lot Like Love, Shrek (covered by John Cale in the movie and by Rufus Wainwright on the soundtrack), St. Ralph, Deliver Us from Evil, Kissed by Winter, Feast of Love, Barfuss, Lord of War and When Night is Falling, and TV series such as Holby City, House, M.D., Falcon Beach, The L Word, The O.C. (twice by Jeff Buckley, once by Imogen Heap), Hollyoaks, The West Wing, Scrubs, Without a Trace, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, ER, The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan, Drama and Nicole, Rescue Me, LAX, Lost, Roswell, Ugly Betty, Numb3rs, and Nearly Famous. It was also used in the Third Watch and Without a Trace episodes dealing with the 9/11 events. "Hallelujah" was played at the closing of NBC's Dateline on April 17, 2007, covering the Virginia Tech massacre. During the playing of the song, a montage of photographs regarding the events of the tragedy was displayed. Basquiat (pronounced ) is a 1996 film directed by Julian Schnabel which is loosely based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. ... The Edukators (German: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei; literally the fat years are past, translated within the film as the days of plenty are over) is a German-Austrian film made by the Austrian director Hans Weingartner and released in 2004. ... The Edukators (German title: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei; Your days of plenty are over) is a fictional German-Austrian film made by the austrian director Hans Weingartner and released in 2004. ... A Lot Like Love is a 2005 drama/romantic comedy film, directed by Nigel Cole. ... For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with J.J. Cale. ... Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ... 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Citations and Tributes

In 2004, Jeff Buckley's version was ranked #259 on Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... This article is about the music magazine. ... In 2004, Rolling Stone listed the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time as polled by musicians, critics, and industry figures. ...


In August 2004, and, again, in November 2005, Allison Crowe's recording of "Hallelujah" was cited by the UK's Record of the Day as the journal's top song pick. Allison Louise Crowe (born November 16, 1981) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and pianist from Nanaimo, British Columbia who now lives in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...


"Hallelujah" was also named the tenth greatest Canadian song of all time in Chart magazine's 2005 reader's poll. Chart is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ...


In September 2007, Q Magazine dubbed Buckley's version "the most perfect song ever". Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ...


Buckley's version was ranked #2 in U Choose 40 in the topic of Tearjerkers on New Zealands C4 music channel, losing out only to the Johnny Cash cover of "Hurt". For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Hurt is a promotional single from Nine Inch Nails remix album Further Down the Spiral (Halo Ten). ...


Further reading

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References

  1. ^ Hallelujah!, Bryan Appleyard, The Times, January 9, 2005
  2. ^ Hallelujah: Jeff Buckley: Rolling Stone, December 9, 2004
  3. ^ Hallelujah Mark Viduka
  4. ^ www.lincolnbrewster.com/main.html
  5. ^ Shrek (2001) - Soundtracks
  6. ^ YouTube - Hallelujah - Thierry Amiel Live au Trabendo
  7. ^ YouTube - Fi Lailatin Min Al Layali
  8. ^ Rolling Stone: Rock & Roll Daily
  9. ^ Billboard.com - Charts - Singles - Hot Digital Songs

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External links

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... The album Songs of Leonard Cohen was the Canadian poet Leonard Cohens debut into the world of popular music. ... Songs from a Room was the Canadian poet Leonard Cohens second album. ... For the Godflesh album, see Songs of Love and Hate (Godflesh album). ... New Skin for the Old Ceremony was the Canadian poet, novelist, and songwriter Leonard Cohens fourth studio album. ... Death of a Ladies Man is the fifth and most controversial of Leonard Cohens albums. ... Recent Songs was the sixth studio album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1979. ... Various Positions, the seventh studio album by Leonard Cohen, was released in December 1984 (and February 1985). ... For the song by Wham!, see Im Your Man (song). ... The Future is one of the most popular Leonard Cohen albums, and has come to be recognized as his essential film-score album. ... Ten New Songs is an album by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson, released in 2001. ... Dear Heather is a Leonard Cohen album, released in 2004. ... Live Songs was the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohens fourth album, released during the three-year silence between Songs of Love and Hate and New Skin For the Old Ceremony. ... Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen in Concert is a live album by Leonard Cohen released in 1994. ... The Best of Leonard Cohen is a greatest hits album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1975. ... More Best of Leonard Cohen is a collection of Leonard Cohen songs released in 1997. ... The Essential Leonard Cohen is a career-spanning collection of Leonard Cohen songs released in 2002. ... Famous Blue Raincoat is the 6th album by Jennifer Warnes, and her first with the Private Music label. ... Im Your Fan is a tribute album to Leonard Cohen, released in 1991 on the British record label EastWest Records. ... Tower of Song is a tribute album to Leonard Cohen, released in 1995 on A&M Records. ... Aint No Cure for Love is a pop song by singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. ... Avalanche is a song by Leonard Cohen. ... Bird on the Wire is one of Leonard Cohens signature songs. ... Famous Blue Raincoat is a song by Leonard Cohen. ... First We Take Manhattan is a 1988 song by Leonard Cohen. ... Suzanne is a song written by Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Let Us Compare Mythologies is the first poetry book by Canadian poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen. ... The Spice-Box of Earth, issued in 1961, was Canadian poet (and future folk music star) Leonard Cohens second collection of poetry. ... The Favourite Game is the first novel by Leonard Cohen. ... Flowers for Hitler is Canadian poet Leonard Cohens third collection of poetry, first published by McClelland And Stewart Ltd. ... A paperback edition of Beautiful Losers Beautiful Losers is a novel by Leonard Cohen. ... Stranger Music is a 1993 book by Leonard Cohen. ... Book of Longing is a 2006 book by Leonard Cohen. ... Sharon Robinson is an American songwriter, record producer, and vocalist. ... Drawing of Jennifer Warnes on the cover of her 1982 collection The Best of Jennifer Warnes Jennifer Jean Warnes (born March 3, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Anjani Thomas is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist best known for her work with the legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, as well as Carl Anderson, Frank Gambale, Stanley Clarke. ... Perla Batalla (born in Los Angeles, California) is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter. ... Julie Christensen is an American singer, born in Iowa and resident of Ojai, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bob Johnston (born 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a noted record producer, best known for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and many Nashville recording artists, as well as Simon and Garfunkel. ...

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