Hallelujah (song)

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Canadian singer Leonard Cohen wrote and performed the original version of the song

Hallelujah is a folk-rock song by Canadian singer/guitarist Leonard Cohen. It was first released on his 1984 album Various Positions.

Following its increased popularity after being featured in the movie Shrek (2001),[1][2] it has been re-recorded by many different artists including Jeff Buckley, Anand Bhatt, Rufus Wainwright, and Damien Rice.

"Hallelujah" experienced renewed interest following Cohen's death in November 2016 and appeared on multiple international singles charts, including entering the American Billboard Hot 100 for the first time.

Cohen wrote around 80 draft verses for "Hallelujah", with one writing session at the Royalton Hotel in New York where he was reduced to sitting on the floor in his underwear, banging his head on the floor.[3]

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