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Why Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Has Endured

As someone once said, there are anthems, and then there are songs. One of the anthems that are dominating the music arena globally is Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, a song that you must have heard before. As a matter of fact, many covers of this song have been done by the likes of Susan Boyle, K. D Lang, Rufus Wainwright and even the renowned Michael Bolton. In addition, you must have heard about Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as it has made appearances in many television shows and films. Leonard Cohen’s anthem “Hallelujah” was produced by Columbia Records and it was signed by Cohen.

In 1994, a guy named Jeff Buckey produced a cover of “Hallelujah”, saving it from musical obscurity. The ambiguity of “Hallelujah’” lyrics makes it easy for other musicians to make their own tunes. Today, “Hallelujah” is sung at weddings, funerals and also in night clubs, because it helps people connect deeply. The song is kind of humbling making it a hit to millions of people around the globe. It is now 30 years since the song was first released, but nothing seems to be coming its way. It is one of the most remarkable songs that you can ever listen to. Check this YouTube channel by Mahee Ferlini and enjoy your time.

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