Hallelujah. The song was written by Leonard Cohen in the 1980s. I have been a long time fan of Cohen, his songs and his poetry; I saw him in concert once and it was magic. Hallelujah is a song that has always touched me. I imagine like everyone else the first version I heard was Jeff Buckley's.
It is a song that has been hard to avoid in the past 30 or so years. Hallelujah has been recorded by over 300 artists in the past 30 years. It appeared in "Shrek", sung by Rufus Wainwright. The song has become a staple for reality shows such as American Idol and X-Factor. Recently, when I listened to Leonard Cohen singing it, it brought me to tears. No matter how many times I hear this song I am not sick of it and I don't believe I ever will get tired of it.