Best Versions of "Hallelujah"

"Hallelujah" is one of the most famous and most covered songs. Which one is your favorite?

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1Peter Hollens

Jackie Evancho and Peter Hollens is the best duet of "Hallelujah" ever.

Peter and Jackie meld well together in this beautiful song.

Jackie Evancho and Peter Hollens recently reprised this live on stage in Portland OR. Fantastic performance! - BobG

This is my favorite version. Bliss.

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2Jeff Buckley

This is the ultimate version. Beautiful, emotion-filled vocals, great guitar playing. No disrespect to anyone else, but this is by far the best version. - Hajj

I shed my tears listening to this. Lol no, but seriously everyone think this is his song. Same thing happened with hurt 'by' johnny cash

Dang spam voters. If you asked 1,000 actual random people, this would definitely come out on top. - Hajj

We were listening to this a lot.

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3Leonard Cohen

Absolutely nobody can top the guy who actually composed the song, and lived the events that inspired it.

Leonard's is the original against all other versions must be judged. It spoke to me immediately.

Over 480 different cover versions of this, topped only by "Yesterday" and a couple of Christmas carols. Leonard Cohen makes everybody else sound like an amateur.

RIP Leonard Cohen, your beautiful rendition will never be equaled.

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4Rufus WainwrightV1 Comment
5KD Lang

The only person other than Cohen who really emotionally knows what this song is. Is it a coincidence that they are both Canadian?

Her version at the 2010 Olympics tops them all!

Most moving and poignant performance ever done.

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6Willie Nelson
7John CaleV1 Comment
8Allison Crowe

Communicating emotion without sentimentality is an unique gift and talent of Allison Crowe. She's able to perform Leonard Cohen's song in her unique way which reaches so many people who desire such authenticity.

9Bon Jovi

How is this different from the Jon Bon Jovi version

10Bob Dylan

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The Contenders

11Susan Boyle

Gorgeous, sublimely nuanced performance


This may be the best version of this song ever

13Justin Timberlake
14Jon Bon Jovi

This must be by the tribute band, since the great version actually by Bon Jovi is already listed.

Bizarre that this on here twice.

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15Regina Spektor
16Norah Jones
17Celine Dion and The Canadian Tenors

This is the Clemson TakeNote a cappella singers. From their 2007 album "Now That We Have Your Attention".

This is the Clemson TakeNote a cappella singers. From their 2007 album "Now That We Have Your Attention".

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19Il Divo
20Kate Voegele
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List StatsUpdated 10 Dec 2016

300 votes
31 listings
1 year, 333 days old

Top Remixes

1. Jeff Buckley
2. Rufus Wainwright
3. Leonard Cohen
1. Jeff Buckley
2. John Cale
3. KD Lang



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