One of my favourite songs of last year (and a really BIG seller for us here at MP3 Backing Trax) was the Alexandra Burke song “Hallelujah.”
You may remember, Alexandra was the X Factor winner who took the song to the top of the charts in December of last year.
In the last few weeks though, I’ve noticed that our backing track of “Hallelujah” has been achieving record sales again.
At first I thought nothing of it.
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s no real surprise or unusual that lots of singers out there want to include a song called “Hallelujah” in their set-list during the up-coming festive period.
Not everyone who is buying this backing track is a professional singer.
It seems that much of the upsurge we’ve seen in sales of this backing track have come from school teachers who are buying the track to use in school plays and productions.
So if you are a school teacher, I suggest you quickly check out the lyrics of the song first to make sure they’re appropriate for your kids to sing.
Despite it being a great song and a great backing track, the lyrics to “Hallelujah” are not quite as wholesome and innocent as the song title would suggest.
It may not be appropriate for kids, especially younger kids, to sing.
A couple of lines which could be interpreted as being rather risque are:
“You saw her bathing on the roof”
“She tied you to her kitchen chair”
Also there are a couple of lines which could be interpreted as being negative towards love and religion. They are:
“All I’ve ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who’d out drew ya”
“It’s not someone who’s seen the light, it’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah”
The lyrics are absolutely fine for adults like you and I.
But the last thing you need is an upset parent with a keen ear complaining because you gave their little bundle of innocence some rather risque and inappropriate lyrics to sing!
Shool teachers be warned!