Thursday, December 25, 2008

This Year's Christmas #1 in the U.K. is Even Stranger Than In "Love, Actually"

If England and the U.S. are two countries separated by a common language, may I also add their pop charts as another defining criteria?

In England, on its all-important Christmas chart, "Hallelujah," by Leonard Cohen, is charting at #1 and #2 and #36. The same song!

The cover that's driving it from the current winner of Simon Cowell's Idol rip-off homage, "The X Factor":

The Jeff Buckley take that prompted the re-visiting is here.

And the original from the great man, a looong time ago, probably pre-Rebecca DeMornay:

I'm figuring we'll see someone cover it on Idol beginning next month.

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