Sunday, December 21, 2008

Leonard Cohen takes #1, #2 spots on British charts.

With Hallelujah, covered by Alexandra Burke and Jeff Buckley. How awesome is that?
Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" made British chart history Sunday when it became both number one and number two in the Christmas singles charts -- although both versions were covers...

The last time [the same song was in first and second place on the charts] was in January 1957, when Tommy Steele and Guy Mitchell held the top two places with Singin' The Blues.

In another twist, Cohen's own version of the song -- which he first released on an album in 1984 -- entered the charts as a new entry at number 36.

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