Best Versions of "Hallelujah"Hajj "Hallelujah" is one of the most famous and most covered songs. Which one is your favorite?
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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
Peter and Jackie got together and performed this again live at Jackie's recent concert at the Newmark Theater in Portland, OR. Perfect blending of voices. - BobGV 10 Comments
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.V 3 Comments
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.V 4 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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.
How is this different from the Jon Bon Jovi version
When you listen with headphones the beautiful harmony is even richer!
This may be the best version of this song ever
Gorgeous, sublimely nuanced performance
This must be by the tribute band, since the great version actually by Bon Jovi is already listed.
Bizarre that this on here twice.V 1 Comment
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".V 1 Comment
Even without "understanding" the non-English lyrics, I was crying before the end of the first verse. Their rich voices and phenomenal balance of volume is non-equaled.
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