March 11, 2008

The Major Lift

I was shocked to log on to iTunes yesterday and see that the #1 song is... "Hallelujah," by Jeff Buckley. How'd that happen, 14 years after its release and 11 years after Buckley's death? Two words: "American Idol."

The song was written by Leonard Cohen and covered by everyone from Imogen Heap to Rufus Wainwright to Bon Jovi- it was even in "Shrek"!- but Buckley's version is my favorite, and I'm glad to see it getting such recognition.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 11, 2008 10:55 PM

You are forgetting that Leonard Cohen was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last nite...

Posted by: A at March 12, 2008 01:30 AM
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