Poll: Your favourite artist who sang Hallelujah?
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View poll results: Your favourite artist who sang Hallelujah?
Leonard Cohen
29 10%
John Cale
15 5%
Jeff Buckley
219 76%
Rufus Wainwright
25 9%
Alexandra Burke
1 0%
Voters: 289.
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#1
After countless of covers from artists like Buckley, Burke and Wainwright, what's your favourite cover of Hallelujah from Cohen?
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#4
Probably not a cover, but Rammstein's Hallelujah is ace!
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#6
I voted Jeff Buckley, but Damian Rice's version at some sort of awards show was outstanding!

Both are great
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#8
It inst even close, Leonard Cohen may have written it(Thanks Lenny), but its Jeff Buckley's song pure and simple.
#12
I actually like Leonards much more than Buckleys...
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#17
Rufus! Followed by Buckley.

All I know is that the Bon Jovi version is the worst. :S
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#18
Jeff Buckleys is, admittedly, my favorite, but I think in terms of sheer importance and daringness, it's gotta be Cale. Buckleys is beautiful, but Cale basically made it alright to cover that song
#19
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That was the John Cale version, Rufus only does the one on the CD soundtrack.
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#21
Buckley.

Cohen was a great songwriter, but I don't particularly enjoy his voice.

Cale's version is just mediocre.

Wainwright is good. Just not great.

Burke has tons of energy, and perfectly performed. It's really good. Just too over the top for me.

I have to go with Buckley for its power and rawness, while still having that simplicity and haunting quality that I think the song is trying to communicate.
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I voted Cale. He brings a maturity into the piece that other versions lack.
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#23
This

Then followed by the Shrek one..

..then the original.

Others fall in in random order after that.
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#25
The one on Shrek.

The newest one is ****ing terrible. I hardly turn the radio off if I'm having my breakfast but that was unbearable.
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#26
Jeff Buckley's, then Damien Rice. Bob Dylan one didn't sound too great, no matter who he is. Leonard Cohen's voice is very monotonous, and for some strange reason, it's as if his version is 'out of time' even though he wrote it
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#27
Leonard basically talks through the song, which leads me to classify his version as "old man rap".
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#28
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Leonard basically talks through the song, which leads me to classify his version as "old man rap".


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#29
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Damn kids and their music
They just abuse it
Yo! HALLELUJAH


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#30
Jeff Buckley's was very disappointing for me. Probably the worst next to the X Factor one.
#31
The alexandra burke version was sickening drivel. Im sorry, but they turned an amazing song into a generic pop ballad. It sounded exactly like any other ****ty x-factor winner song. Disgusting.

Jeff Buckleys version is by far the best. Wainwright is pretty decent. Cohens is suprisingly bad, considering he wrote it.
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#32
Jeff Buckley's. One of the few times where a cover is better than the original.
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#35
Cohen's version is great, but it is no way his best song. And the alternative lyrics that everyone else uses are actually better than the ones Cohen used on his version.
#36
I like John Cale's version the best. It is just pure class.
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#38
I prefer Jeff Buckley's but I don't want it at number one. Loads of my friends have asked me I've heard of this new artist thats just covered the X Factor song and I feel like stabbing them.
#40
I voted the Buckley version.

Although my favourite performance of it was done by a choir at the Melbourne High School. It was this amazing original arrangement of it. Seriously tear to the eye kinda stuff.
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