48: Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
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The Top 1,000 Songs Of All Time - 100 to 1
53. 48: Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
"I've seen your flag on the marble arch / And love is not a victory march / It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah". Incredibly, Jeff Buckley's only UK hit came when Hallelujah occupied numbers one and two in the 2009 Christmas chart. Following an Internet campaign to keep Alexandra Burke's histrionic version from the top spot, Buckley lost out to the X Factor winner. It was, however, quite the payday for Leonard Cohen, who penned the original.