Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

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Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by UrPal » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:55 pm

Here's your limited-time opportunity for less than a quid.

Place your bets here:

http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download- ... id=6760034

http://hmv.com/hmvweb/digitalProductDet ... Id=3007434

See the following for further info:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13018&start=165#p146919

Offer expires: before Christmas.
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by jarkko » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:08 pm

I'm copying Gina here:
Dear all

I would also like to see Leonard’s own version of Hallelujah go up the charts, if only for the novelty of seeing him have a top 40 hit.

There are two places you can download his version from, where it counts towards the official UK chart. These are:

Play.com (65p) : http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download- ... id=6760034

HMV.co.uk : (69p) http://hmv.com/hmvweb/digitalProductDet ... Id=3007434

On the HMV one, scroll down and buy the individual track. I believe HMV will ask you to download their software too, so Play.com is far better (in my opinion). In fact, their top 100 downloads currently has FOUR incidences of Hallelujah!

No.1 (Alexandra Burke)
No.3 (Jeff Buckley)
No.44 (Jeff Buckley album version)
No.63 (Leonard’s)

Happy downloading,

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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by Paula » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:54 pm

I am assuming that even though there are two versions of Leonard's Hallelujah one from Essential and one from MoJo they will both be counted as just the one version for the benefit of the charts and the same with the Jeff Buckley one.

I have bought one of each (Leonard) so I hope I have not wasted my £1.38 I could have bought a chicken bake from Greggs.

If you are buying the X-factor single by Alexandra for your Cohen collection could you ensure you buy it after they have collated the Christmas number 1 figures to give Leonard and Jeff a fighting chance against the machine that is the X-Factor.
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by Judy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:01 pm

I've just tried to buy this but it didn't work ... payment has not been accepted because my credit card address is not in the UK :( :(
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by scorp » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:46 pm

According to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=66500765224 just now:

Jeff Buckley has moved ahead of Leona Lewis, into 2nd place.

Interesting times...

There was a time when we LC fans seemed all on our own, in our bedsits etc :-)
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by howthelightgetsin » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:00 pm

Leonard's original is no.34 on Itunes chart. I bought his again and Buckley's - bit of fun :)
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by maureen » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:07 pm

Hi,
Been a while since I posted here, but have just downloaded both Leonard's and Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah, every little will help improve chances of getting them higher in the "charts". Important to some, but will be good to see it happen. Someone please let us know when the places are final, I wouldn't know where to go to find out, shame isn't it,
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by Mabeanie1 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:00 am

Just watched a long item about the song on the Channel 4 news, which had clips of Leonard from Songs from the Key of Life and reading poetry, plus clips of Jeff Buckley and Alexandra and interviews with a 94-year old fan who'd been at the RAH show, a radio DJ and a pundit who illustrated the minor fall and the major lift etc on his piano.

The world's gone made - and I love it!!

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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by stargazer61 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:13 am

The world's gone made - and I love it!!

Wendy
Me,too! Sad I missed the C4 news though!
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by gingermop » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:15 am

Mabeanie1 wrote:Just watched a long item about the song on the Channel 4 news, which had clips of Leonard from Songs from the Key of Life and reading poetry, plus clips of Jeff Buckley and Alexandra and interviews with a 94-year old fan who'd been at the RAH show, a radio DJ and a pundit who illustrated the minor fall and the major lift etc on his piano.

The world's gone made - and I love it!!

Wendy
Those who wish to view this piece (about 5 mins 20 seconds), can do so at:

http://www.channel4.com/news/

Click on "7 day catch up", then today's news... and it's part 5. Not sure if this is UK only.

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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by stargazer61 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:28 am

Thanks for the link. :)
Wonder what is going to happen next!
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by Diane » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:51 am

Thanks for the link. Extraordinary: Leonard Cohen for three spots in the charts for Christmas including number one, plus he makes it onto the national news. A fitting end to an amazing year. Merry Christmas everyone!
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by maureen » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:59 am

Thanks for the link, I just watched it, and it makes me smile, I'll bet there's a whole lot of others smiling at what is going on. After all these years ,what a year!!!
Leonard thanks for all you have given x
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by Irene Teresa » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:31 am

The news just hit the Aussie papers yesterday ! Its so cool 8)
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Re: Campaign: Get Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the UK charts!

Post by Irene Teresa » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:32 am

The headline was' same song could be number one and number two on uk charts next week'
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