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Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen (1984)
Written and composed by Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen for his album Various Positions.
At first, his record company Columbia wouldn't release it, becouse the song was not good enough. Therefore, the song was first published by a small label, named Passport Records. Later, a re-mastered version was published on CD by Columbia.
Since the official release in 1984, the song has been coverd for many times, including by some of our young artists.

Cohen's original version contains several biblical references, most notably evoking the stories of Samson and traitorous Delilah from the Book of Judges as well as the adulterous King David and Bathsheba: "she cut your hair" and "you saw her bathing on the roof, her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you".
Following his original 1984 studio-album version, Cohen performed the original song on his world tour in 1985, but live performances during his 1988 and 1993 tours almost invariably contained a quite different set of lyrics with only the last verse being common to the two versions.


Hallelujah

Riccardo
[tvk1-UK blind auditions]
(2017)


Vazquez Sounds
(2017)


Anthony Malm
(2017)


Annie Pattison
(2017)


Mozart
(2017)


Maia Gough
(2017)


Matthieu L
(2016)


Charlotte Summers
(2016)


Sophia Avocado
(2016)


Maya Rae
(2016)


Madison Marigold
(2016)


Jeff Lloyd
(2016)


Demz Hoare
(2016)


Thalia Tran
(2016)


Luana Khelashvili
(2016)


Charles Cazals
(2015)


Clement Bousquet
(2015)


Luke Hopkins
(2015)


Tomine Mikkeline
(2015)


Ky Baldwin
[live]
(2014)


Daria Stefan
[e-strade tv]
(2014)


Laura van den Elzen
[Dutch Country Music Association]
(2014)


Alyssa Trahan
(2014)


Karoline Rhett
(2014)


Daria Stefan
[6TV ro]
(2014)


Laura van den Elzen
(2014)


Diana Movilă
[NextStar4-Romania]
(2014)


Sean Holshouser
(2014)


Daria Stefan
(2014)


Tayla Alexander
(2014)


Elena House
(2014)


Matthew Pinkham
[live]
(2014)


Thalia Tran
(2014)


Alicia Correia
[tvk1-Portugal gala]
(2014)


Mackayla Hunter
ft. Lucas Ciliberti
(2013)


Luka
(2013)


Sivan Ben-David
(2013)


Burnham
(2013)


Alexandru
(2013)


Hollie Steel
(2013)


Sage
ft. Beamer
(2012)


Simon Couch
(2012)


Jon Olsen
[live]
(2012)


Alexio Matheus
(2012)


Katie Marshall
(2012)


Severin Wernli
(2012)
[instrumental]


LJ Benet
[live]
(2012)


John Ververis
(2012)


Blackberry Jam
(2012)


Rebecka Karlsson
(2011)


Loc Van Hoydonck
[live]
(2011)


Straalen
(2011)


Brandon Bailey
(2011)


Sonja Gorniak
(2011)


Little Columbus
(2010)


Sam Verlinden
ft. Hannah Elley
[live]
(2010)


Arden Reimer
(2010)


Robin Packalen
(2010)


Nikki Villalon
(2010)


Josie Nelson
(2010)


Nick Merico
(2010)


Edon Pinchot
(2010)


Jal Joshua
[live]
(2009)


Jordan Jansen
(2009)


Loc Van Hoydonck
(2009)


Nora Jabri
(2008)


Ruben og Greger
(2007)