Written by Dave Shumka
It's Leonard Cohen week here at CBC Music, and we're celebrating his new album as well as his 80th birthday. Cohen's "Hallelujah" is one of the most covered songs of the past 30 years, and to help illustrate that, we compiled various renditions of the song into one video. Using covers from professionals like Jeff Buckley and k.d. lang, as well as webcam amateurs and reality show contestants, this compilation recreates the song line by line.
You've never heard "Hallelujah" until you've heard John Malkovich and Jon Bon Jovi trade verses.
Listen to Leonard Cohen's new album, Popular Problems, streaming exclusively in Canada at CBC Music until Sept. 21.
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