Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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:


4 comments:

  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 http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ Happy Blogging!

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

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  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.

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

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