Thursday Tunes is a weekly meme hosted by S. Krishna’s Books. This week I’m going to feature a song rather than a particular artist. I think this is the perfect song – lyrically and musically. It is Hallelujah, originally written and sung by Leonard Cohen. It has been covered by everyone and their mom (over 200 artists, according to Wikipedia), and I think each version adds something to the song.
Rufus Wainwright, one of my favorites, and the first one I heard:
A lot of people would argue that this is one of the more beautiful renditions of the song, by Jeff Buckley:
A new one for me, but I like it! John Cale:
Now for some female covers. Alison Crowe:
KD Lang… this one will give you chills. I think this is one of the best.