Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"
I was rather surprised this morning to realize I had not picked this song yet. Glenn and I were waking up and watched a performance by KD Lang on Good Morning America where she was singing this song, "Hallelujah", I could not find THAT performance, but did come across a different performance of her singing the song and it was absolutely breath taking on both versions. (And I am not a huge KD Lang fan, but she sounded fantastic. You could really see the emotion in her as she sang it was really wonderful to watch.)
Jeff Buckley's version of the song was the first I had ever heard and is my favorite thus far. His voice was fragile but so strong and beautiful. The song is very deep and emotional anyway, but his delivery just affects you in a way that is almost indescribable. It is a tragedy that he died so young as I am sure his contributions to the music world would have continued to amaze us.
I really enjoy the album version of the song, but this YouTube clip is also an amazing performance as well.
Leonard Cohen was the talented man who wrote the song... here is a clip of Leonard singing the song.
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