Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale , which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley. It has been viewed as a "baseline" for secular hymns. Following its increased popularity after being featured in the film Shrek ,   many other arrangements have been performed in recordings and in concert, with over versions known. Written in the key of C major , the chord progression matches lyrics from the song: "goes like this, the fourth , the fifth , the minor fall , and the major lift": C, F, G, A minor, F. 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. Following his original studio-album version, Cohen performed the original song on his world tour in , but live performances during his and tours almost invariably contained a quite different set of lyrics. Numerous singers mix lyrics from both versions, and occasionally make direct lyric changes; for example, in place of Cohen's "holy dove", Canadian-American singer Rufus Wainwright substituted "holy dark", while Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe sang "holy ghost". Cohen's lyrical poetry and his view that "many different hallelujahs exist" is reflected in wide-ranging covers with very different intents or tones, allowing the song to be "melancholic, fragile, uplifting [or] joyous" depending on the performer:  The Welsh singer-songwriter John Cale , the first person to record a cover version of the song in , promoted a message of "soberness and sincerity" in contrast to Cohen's dispassionate tone;  the cover by Jeff Buckley , an American singer-songwriter, is more sorrowful and was described by Buckley as "a hallelujah to the orgasm";   Crowe interpreted the song as a "very sexual" composition that discussed relationships;  Wainwright offered a "purifying and almost liturgical" interpretation;  and Guy Garvey of the British band Elbow made the hallelujah a "stately creature" and incorporated his religious interpretation of the song into his band's recordings. Canadian singer k. It's being caught between those two places.
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Skip to main content Pentatonix Hallelujah. A Pentatonix Christmas. This may be my favorite Pentatonix cd of all!
Two years later, the video is close to 60 million views. The record is jam-packed with holiday favorites , sung in gorgeous harmony without any instrumentals, as a capella is traditionally done. One of our favorite numbers on the new album? As most of their videos are, this music video looks as good as it sounds. Shot entirely in a beautiful, dusty desert landscape, all five group members are standing solemnly in a triangular formation as they deliver chilling vocal performances of the song.
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