Hat tip to Bob for tipping us off to this collection put together by The Mirror in the UK. They take Leonard Cohen’s classic “Hallelujah” (listen below) and then bring you the ten best cover versions. On the list, you’ll find versions by Bob Dylan, John Cale (founder of The Velvet Underground), Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, among others.
Jeff Buckley – best version, no doubt about. Rufus’s is just a bad imitation of Buckley’s.
Cohen is an amazing song-writer – but his work is almost always best when sung by others.