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Old December 16 2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

Ugh, some winner of a shitty UK reality "talent" contest has absolutely murdered Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, and naturally it's going to shoot straight to number one. I have honestly never heard anyone destroy such a beautiful piece of music so completely. Warbling up and down scales like a Mariah Carey clone, completely missing the heart and soul of the piece, shallow empty crap.

The good news is that it has sparked a buying frenzy at i-tunes for Jeff Buckley's infinitely superior version, and right now it looks set to go in at number 3. Very strange.

Amazingly enough, Leonard Cohen's original sits at number 34, which means the same track is in the UK top 40 3 times by 3 different artists.

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving song IMO, just a shame about the horrible version.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7786171.stm
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Old December 16 2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

and people say adding downloads to the chart was a good thing, it can throw up oddity's like this

im blaming facebook for this
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Old December 16 2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

What you're missing (and Auntie is avoiding telling you) is the song at Number 2. See, if you had to choose a Christmas number 1 from the X factor winner and Terry Wogan with Aled Jones... well?

Sort of a Hallelujah Sandwich.
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Old December 16 2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

John Cale's version is pretty searing in its own right. In fact that's how I first came to hear it. But there is something special about Buckley's treatment. Maybe it's that he died at such a young age, or maybe it's his vocals....
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Old December 16 2008, 08:57 PM   #5
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

I gotta say that when Jason Castro did Hallelujah on American Idol I was incredibly impressed. It's one of those songs that people tend to screw up because the one we all know so well is amazing, but his was flawless and absolutely beautiful. Y'all should check it out on youtube.
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Old December 16 2008, 09:07 PM   #6
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

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What you're missing (and Auntie is avoiding telling you) is the song at Number 2. See, if you had to choose a Christmas number 1 from the X factor winner and Terry Wogan with Aled Jones... well?
Terry Wogan no question (im listening to him on iPlayer right now)
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Old December 16 2008, 09:22 PM   #7
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

I haven't heard the Wogan track actually, I dread to think

I think i'd still go for the Wogan track even without hearing it though, as the alternative is nothing short of an abomination.
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Old December 16 2008, 09:28 PM   #8
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

well here is the Terry Wogan video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=731rTEW_0Cc

my second choice being Geraldine McQueen - Once upon a christmas song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kmPz5IbU90


but I would be happy if pretty much anyone who wasnt her from the X-Factor was No1 this christmas
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Old December 16 2008, 10:03 PM   #9
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

Haha, I love it. Yes, I think I prefer Terry and Aled by a long shot
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Old December 16 2008, 10:56 PM   #10
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

My favorite is the teen show montage friendly Jeff Buckley version.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:10 PM   #11
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

^^ Same. Buckley's version is my favourite.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:15 PM   #12
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Re: Hallelujah hits UK top ten, twice! One good, one terrible...

King of my Grotto wrote: View Post
well here is the Terry Wogan video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=731rTEW_0Cc

That is the most.. British song release I've seen in years. I love it.
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Old December 17 2008, 01:34 AM   #13
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well here is the Terry Wogan video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=731rTEW_0Cc

That is the most.. British song release I've seen in years. I love it.
which is odd given that Terry Wogan is Irish & Aled Jones is Welsh.

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Old December 17 2008, 05:02 AM   #14
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Hey I like X factor. I think Alexandra did a better job than JLS. thank god she won.
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Old December 17 2008, 05:12 AM   #15
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Hey I like X factor. I think Alexandra did a better job than JLS. thank god she won.
I am not saying she was not the best of the 3 acts who were on the show, but that does not make her song "good"
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