Rufus Wainwright: Hallelujah

Rufus Wainwright’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for the Shrek soundtrack … just heard this tonight for the first time … mmm

Here’s a pic of Rufus:

So, I went and listened to several different singers cover this song, and even the original artist, Leonard Cohen. But first… one of my fave singers, who’s been called a dyke’s Elvis: k.d. lang.

Her latest album is Sing It Loud.

Now, Here’s Leonard:

Now, here’s Kina Grannis…

And even younger… tho I doubt 11-yr-old Jordan Jansen comprehends the emotion behind the song, altho he does find expression:

And, finally, many people think Jeff Buckley’s is the best version:

3 responses to “Rufus Wainwright: Hallelujah

  1. One my mostest favoritest songs, and I vote hands down for KD! Jeff comes in second. I always wondered what it would sound like if Dylan covered it!?

  2. Rufous’ version was alright, but….

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