The Daily Hotness: Jeff Buckley

Yeah, we know, Jeff Buckley is sadly deceased. But that didn’t stop his cover of the Leonard Cohen tune “Hallelujah” from going to the top of the iTunes downloads chart this week did it? The song, released originally in 1984, and then re-recorded by Buckley ten years later, was performed by American Idol hopeful Jason Castro a few weeks ago and since then the song has seen a major resurgence. While it’s always been a popular song to cover, both before and after Buckley did it, to see his version leap in sales is amazing. While the original is incredible, Buckley’s version has always been a favorite. And as an artist, so was he. [JeffBuckley.com]

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