As I pondered possibilities for February battles, it occurred to me that some very interesting talents need to have their own hits battle each other. As of late, I've been mezmerized by a few Leonard Cohen "hits" and I think they're worthy of this experiment.
Cohen (1934-2016) had a prolific career and was truly an interesting character and you can check out his bio online if you want the full scoop. His speak-song style rubbed me the wrong way for a long time, though I truly was a fan of his compositions. He grew on me.
Let's look at three hits and vote for your favorite. One thing I appreciate about Leonard Cohen is his lyrics; they're smart and evocative...they make you think and frequently, I'm unsure of his meaning. Even better. I love a good debate. And, as he has passed, we can't ask him to clarify...
CONTENDER #1: "EVERYBODY KNOWS"
CONTENDER #2: "HALLELUJAH"
CONTENDER #3: "YOU WANT IT DARKER"
Your thoughts? Which one did you like best? Do you like Cohen's style of writing...or his delivery? Both? Come one, spill your guts. Vote below in the comments. Then check out all of the other battles that are happening today by clicking on the links below.
Toddle on back here mid-day on the 7th and we'll see how the votes tallied up. See you then!