Leonard Cohen Covers Spotify Playlist


Today marks what would have been renowned singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s birthday. The Canadian-born Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee was 82 when he died in 2016.

The deep-voiced poet of song influenced and inspired his musician peers and countless aspiring songsmiths with his captivating lyrics paired to timeless melodies. This edition of Saturday Stream honors the life and work of Leonard Cohen with a Spotify Playlist of covers of his outstanding songs.

The roster of potential entries is deep as Cohen’s songs like “Hallelujah,” “Bird On A Wire” and “Suzanne” and many others have been covered many times over by artists from around the world. The playlist below only repeats those three songs, which are featured alongside covers of Cohen classics like “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Everybody Knows,” “If It Be Your Will,” “First We Take Manhatten,” “Tower Of Song,” “Dance Me To The End Of Love,” and more.

The playlist includes recordings by Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Aaron Neville, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Nina Simone, Richard Thompson, John Cale, Fairport Convention, James Taylor and Elton John as well as Brandi Carlile, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Rob Wasserman, Leslie Mendelson, Phosphorescent, Josh Ritter, Lee Ranaldo, Delicate Steve, Palace Songs and more. Listen to the Leonard Cohen covers playlist below: