Posted on September 25, 2021
Song of the Day: Hallelujah
Today’s song is Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright.
I’m well aware this is coming from something as goofy as the Shrek soundtrack.
Fight me. That was actually a fantastic mix of music for a film (this track included).
This is my favorite rendition of the song.
Nothing against the original by Leonard Cohen. Just grew up with this one.
It’s not somebody who’s seen the Light.
it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.
Unironically still get choked up at parts of this song, over a hundred listens later.
Just love this one. It’s a heartfelt track of sorrow and recognition.
Jeff Buckley has a pretty good cover as well.
Also, I seriously recommend the rendition that Kate McKinnon performed on SNL.
As a context piece, it’s extremely powerful, especially knowing what that night meant to millions of people.
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