Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hallelujah Revisited

According to a Boston Globe article in the 3/18/2008 Chicago Tribune, the song "Hallelujah" has become an unexpected hit following its performance by competitor Jason Castro on American Idol. The 1994 Jeff Buckley version of this song hit No. 1 on the Itunes download charts last week, and the song's composer, Leonard Cohen, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Quoting the article, "Singer Brandi Carlile calls 'Hallelujah' the 'best song ever written'".

In my previous post about "Hallelujah", I mentioned that it has been used as background music in a number of TV shows. I was surprised to learn that rights to use a song like "Hallelujah" can cost as much as $40,000.

I've decided to make my YouTube debut with this song, so here goes:


Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Loved it! Congratulations on your debut - some day I'll be saying 'I knew him when...' When are you going to do another one?


Julie said...

Yee Gads, you HAVE gone mad.

Just kidding. Nice, very nice.