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Leonard Cohen's Famed Song Was Initially a Dud

'Hallelujah' for cover versions

(Newser) - Don't be surprised if you hear Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah dominating airwaves today as a tribute to the man described by some as the best songwriter who ever lived . But there's quite the story behind the song covered by more than 300 artists, including Rufus Wainwright, Willie Nelson,... More »

Inside the Weird Journey of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'

Cohen's own version isn't the definitive one

(Newser) - Unlike most songs that reside in the sort of unofficial Cover Song Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" was released to not much fanfare at all in the Born in the USA glory days of 1984. In fact, it was on the only Cohen album his record company... More »

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