Hallelujah (6:53)

Cover of Grace

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“Hallelujah” is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen originally released on his 1984 studio album Various Positions. “Hallelujah” has been covered more than 120 times (counting only recorded, not live, versions) and featured in the soundtracks of numerous movies and television shows.

American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley recorded one of the best-known covers of “Hallelujah” for his 1994 studio album, Grace. Buckley, not wholly satisfied with any one take, recorded the song more than twenty times. Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer Andy Wallace took three of these recordings to create a single track. The result is a sparse-sounding production of vocals and electric guitar, influenced by John Cale’s version.

In 2004, Jeff Buckley’s version was ranked #259 on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. In September 2007, a poll of fifty songwriters conducted by Q Magazine listed “Hallelujah” among the all-time “Top 10 Greatest Tracks” with John Legend calling Buckley’s version “as near perfect as you can get”. Buckley’s first #1 came posthumously in March 2008 when “Hallelujah” topped Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs following a performance of the song by Jason Castro on American Idol.


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Well I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this:

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  • Anonim3k

    The OC's first season finale :(

    24 Jun 6:24pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    What an musically elite we have, thank you Jeff for me to see the life on the good side.

    25 Apr 3:39pm Reply
  • perrytequila

    essa música é sensacional. Ele cantando então. af quero chorar

    24 Apr 5:24pm Reply
  • burgundyschmidt

    Indeed the best cover.[2]

    20 Apr 11:15am Reply
  • elf-culture

    he recorded this in one take at 3am after trying to sing it the right way all day.

    19 Apr 3:28pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Indeed the best cover.

    9 Apr 8:10am Reply
  • MegaDave89

    One of the best ever.

    9 Apr 8:10am Reply
  • Harry_01

    Dat exhale at the start of the song. [2] Gets me every single time.

    26 Mar 12:22pm Reply
  • Psychedalex77

    Dat exhale at the start of the song.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    We heard a kid who eats chocolate chip index closed down to the beach with your kindle fire and cuddle fire

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
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    9 Dec 2014 Reply
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    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • buckleytim


    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • D3licateBalance

    No matter how often I have listened to this song...it always brings me to the verge of tears. The feels.

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • coraskywalker

    this is one of the few songs that can give me goose bumps and a big desire to cry.. it's so beautiful that it hurts my feelings, I wish we had been able to listen this formidable human being for more.. thanks for all the marvelous songs and covers you left behind jeff..

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • geraldinos

    Tim and Jeff, I miss you so, you are in my soul, i never forgott you

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MartianReaper

    that sigh...

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • glenth2

    I'm a minority of one. Excruciating and unlistenable

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Metal_Addict_

    Love is not a victory march. <3

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • floralfux

    Not only were his vocals exceptional but his guitar playing was out of this world. I hope such a soulful creature is resting in peace. Love Jeff.

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
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