There is a majority of the United States that have heard the song 'Hallelujah'. The original artist and creator of this song was in fact, Leonard Cohen. There have also been at least a dozen covers of this song. Some of the artist who covered this song include: Rufus Wainright, Willie Nelson, Susan Boyle, K.D. Lang, and Michael Bolton. This song provokes the emotion of sadness, You know exactly how you are supposed to feel when listening to this song.
NPR did a good job about including Youtube videos of the different versions they mentioned in the article. I wish that NPR would have stated why they were doing an article about this particular song. I could not grasp why they chose to do an article on it.
NPR did a good job covering the history of the song and how it rose from the ashes like a Phoenix. It was interesting to read about the history of the song and how it gradually became popular. It was also sad to read that the original artist was not credited for making the song popular. NPR should have focused more on the original artist and not necessarily about the song.