buscar
Espanol flagIngles flag






Tiempo estimado de lectura 0:51 min. rellotge



Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ Charts for First Time in US

It took the death of music legend Leonard Cohen to push his iconic song Hallelujah into the Billboard Hot 100.

Cover versions of the song that Cohen recorded in 1984 for his album Various Positions have been in the Hot 100 before but this is the first time his original version made it onto the chart.

Hallelujah also received a boost during a recent airing of the skit comedy show Saturday Night Live, when comedian Kate McKinnon dressed as Hillary Clinton sang the poignant tune.

Billboard put the song at number 59 for the week of November 11-17.

Cohen died on November 7 after a fall, yet another recording artist who died in 2016, which also saw the deaths of Prince and David Bowie.

Hallelujah is Cohen’s most famous song and arguably one of the most iconic songs in rock, having been performed by Neil Diamond, Bono, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and K.D. Lang.

According to the Washington Post, Cohen worked on the song for years, “writing more than 80 verses before trimming it down to the five that appeared on record.”

Despite the effort, Cohen’s record company, Columbia Records, opted not to release Various Positions in the U.S. It was finally released in the U.S. in 1985 on a smaller label called Passport, the Post reports.










Patrocinador



Otros Reportajes:


Los más comentados:




Publicidad




Patrocinador




Publicidad



En colaboración:
Fox   National Geographic Channel   Feelnoise   Foxlife   Guinness World Records   Phaidon   Blume   Editorial Planeta

| PortalMundos.com Internacional |
fltx Europa: España fltx América del Norte: México, US en español fltx América Central: Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana fltx América del Sur: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela

PortalMundos Factory, S.L. | 2000 - 2017 | Hosting Profesional por :: isyourhost.com ::