Story Songs - H: Hallelujah

You know those polls that ask, "If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?" I think this would be mine.

Hallelujah is a gorgeous song, plus it has so many variations and styles from a talented mix of singers that I never get tired of it. The lyrics flow like poetry and evoke Biblical stories of David and Solomon with a side of pining for heart-aching love. Here are three of my favorite versions:

Rufus Wainwright

Jeff Buckley

Kate Voegele

And, just for fun, here's Cloverton's beautiful Christmas spin on it:


  1. I'll vote for this song! Just dropping by from the A to Z, I have given this blog a shout out from my post today Happy Blogging!

  2. I love the K.D. Lang version.

  3. Had to listen to a couple of them. You're right, each one is so different. It wouldn't be my choice, but that's awesome you picked something so spiritual.

  4. This is one of my fave songs, and I love that every version seems to be different from the others. :-)