Tonight in Seattle:  

Maybe I'm just out of touch with pop culture, but ...

Today I was perusing the iTunes store, like I do when I'm trying to find a copy of Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance" and I noticed, to my amazement, that the #1 song download on iTunes is current Jeff Buckley's 1994 classic Cohen cover, "Hallelujah". Now, I am all for Jeff Buckley and any posthumous fame he might get (kids, remember, don't swim in the dear ol' Mississipp), but can anyone explain why "Hallelujah" is currently #1? Did I miss some huge pop culture moment? I'm guessing that is it, or maybe it has something to do with American Idol. Ugh.


I am embarrassed I know this: Yes, it was featured on AI last week. Thank the kid with the dreads.

Yep. It was on "American Idol":


Oh my god, I just died a little.

oh wow... that American Idol clip was so painful. damn you for posting it.

As for Jeff Buckley, he was brilliant... and I am kinda glad I am so out of touch with popular culture.

*sigh*. I think I just died a little inside.

Thanks for the help, folks.

could you imagine the ipod of someone who downloads music based on what is played on 'american idol'? it would be an absolute cow pasture.

Cosby: OMG, ur TOTALLY right!!

I would hate it if my iPod was filled with such horrible, trashy pop songs such as "Light My Fire", "Piece of my Heart", "Baby, Please Don't Go", "Rescue Me", "Imagine", "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", "Killer Queen", "Magic Man", "Crazy on You", "Hallelujah", "Don't You (Forget About Me)", "Tainted Love", "Love is a Battlefield", "I Drove All Night" or "I Hate Myself for Loving You"...

...hey, wait a second...

I was just reading this "cultural journey" of Hallelujah (even though it was written nearly a year ago):

He talks about the increased popularity of the song, complete with graphs!

Woah! Sabremetric music analysis! Awesome!

i liked 3IG better when the 3IG actually did the writing. the content is just of a lower and less interesting quality.

not push the knife in further, but it was also the ending song on the season finale of the OC...

Erik -- you are definitely out of touch. But when this is the culture, perhaps it's best to bury ones head in the sand (says the imaginary girl who's never seen American Idol).

Our brains can only hold so much. That's why I've yet to click through and watch the performance. I want to save those brain cells for something else.

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