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Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' Turns 3010:52

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Newsweek has ranked the top 60 versions of Leonard Cohen's famous song "Hallelujah," which he performed for the first time 30 years ago, on Jan 31, 1985.

At that time the song didn't get much of a reception, but today there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of versions, and on YouTube the song has millions of views. So what is this song's appeal?

Author Alan Light joined Here & Now's Robin Young back in December 2012 to discuss the famous hit. We revisit that conversation

Newsweek's Top 5 Versions Of 'Hallelujah'


This segment aired on February 6, 2015.

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