Leonard Cohen first recorded the song "Hallelujah" in June 1984. This gifted Canadian musician achieved instant success with this song. A cover was later done by Jeff Buckley, who also gained enduring popularity to this classic hit. When people hear this song, they are often moved to great emotion. Such great emotion could perhaps branch from the fact that this song contains a lot of human struggle. Leonard Cohen went through 80 verses before he could fully write the song. On the other hand, Jeff Buckley died in a tragic drowning accident at the tender age of 30. When you see how this man sings this classic hit, you will become emotional. He really is singing from the heart. Wow.