10 Incredible Covers of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ (Videos)
Leonard Cohen’s iconic “Hallelujah” has inspired decades of cover versions
Catrina Dennis | November 10, 2016 @ 8:13 PM
Last Updated: November 11, 2016 @ 6:28 AM
Pentatonix - 2016
Released just weeks before Cohen's passing, Pentatonix covered the song as a single in their signature a capella style.
Rufus Wainwright and Choir! Choir! Choir! - 2016
Wainwright's cover of the song might go down in history for its inclusion in the "Shrek" franchise, but his cover with 1500 choir singers is chilling.
Lindsey Stirling - 2015
As part of her Christmas 2015 releases, Lindsey Stirling covered the song on strings.
Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris - "Hope for Haiti Now," 2010
The singers came together to cover the song during a benefit for Haiti.
Jeff Buckley - "Grace," 1994
Moody guitar dominates Jeff Buckley's humble take on the song.
Alexandra Burke - "The X Factor," 2008
For her first entry, and then her final, Burke covered Cohen's iconic tune. Her study under Beyonce combines with a beautiful church-like melody in the final rendition.
Bon Jovi - Madison Square Garden, 2007
The rock 'n' roll legend took his brassy voice to a new level with this cover.
K.D. Lang - Juno Awards, 2005
Lang performed the sultry, homey cover in Winnepeg more than 10 years ago.
Kate Voegle - "Don't Look Away," 2009
Another gorgeous take on the song with female vocals. Voegle chose to go acoustic for an emotional performance.
Ed Sheeran - 2011
Sheeran's softer take on the song has become one of his most popular covers to date.