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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:00 pm
by Hartmut
Herbsttag wrote:Looking for two songs that are based on poems (the poems are not written by Leonard). There may be more than two, but I'm only aware of these. :)
Late to the game. - There's also "Alexandra Leaving".

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:01 pm
by Hartmut
Goldin wrote:Now, when 'LC in charts' theme is trending, what about the only Cohen's song ever topped a national singles chart?
Probably "Hallelujah"?

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:07 pm
by Goldin
Hartmut wrote:There's also "Alexandra Leaving".
Well, should we count it?

Based on...
Loosely, I'd say: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/cavafy.html

Speaking about #1 - not Hallelujah, though.

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:27 pm
by Hartmut
Goldin wrote:
Hartmut wrote:Speaking about #1 - not Hallelujah, though.
"Topped" as in "Number 1"? I don't know ...

Closing Time, Dance Me to the End of Love, and Take This Waltz reached the numbers 5 and 6 (in Finland and in Canada, respectively), though.

And Hallelujah ...Various cover versions reached the top spot in Norway, in the UK, and in Ireland.

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:53 pm
by Goldin
Ok, that's my fault: I meant, a Cohen's song in his own rendition.

So, you may post the next question, Hartmut, - by the way, the song I kept in mind is a good addition to Alexandra Leaving if we return to the previous round :)

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:22 am
by Hartmut
Thanks for the Hint! - I think you're talking about Lover etc. I'm too lazy to look it up now, but I seem to remember that that song was in the Germans charts.

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:07 pm
by Goldin
Lover Lover Lover was #5 in West Germany.

The song in question is another one created from a poem. It could become especially popular in a particular country, and it apparently did - judging on its chart performance.

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:10 pm
by Hartmut
Hm ... "Take This Waltz"? In Spain?

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:19 pm
by Goldin
Yes!

To be more accurate, the initial version, 1986: https://www.discogs.com/Leonard-Cohen-T ... ter/538332

A short version of a clip (see description): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQm1OmLMNno

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:29 pm
by Hartmut
Thank you.

The song I'm looking for could be regarded as a precursor to "Feels So Good".

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:27 pm
by Hartmut
Hartmut wrote:The song I'm looking for could be regarded as a precursor to "Feels So Good".
Maybe even to "The Darkness".

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:51 pm
by Hartmut
Billy Joel's "The River Of Dreams" might be related to it as well.

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:53 pm
by Hartmut
There's also a similarity to "Ain't No Cure for Love".

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:04 pm
by Hartmut
It's a song from the 90s - that got somehow resurrected in the 2010s.

Re:stranger post

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:54 am
by joan lee
Hi, I haven't been posting anything but tonight my 15 year old grand-son announced he had discovered LC and I was so happy I jumped into the forum to see what we had in common. To stranger, I share your views on Literature. Naipaul, Marquez,Zafon are all on my bookshelf. Loved LC from the time I heard him singing Suzanne back in 1968 and he enlightened my poetry. Will miss him deeply and wonder where I will now find another musical guide.