* CoveredUp: "Hallelujah" (from ''Music/VariousPositions''), notably; "Suzanne" (from ''Music/SongsOfLeonardCohen''), "Bird on the Wire" (''Music/SongsFromARoom'') are also popular choices.
* DorkAge: The middle point of his career, between ''Music/NewSkinForTheOldCeremony'' and ''Music/VariousPositions'', is considered by some to contain his weakest work, and the period was marked by diminished public and critical esteem. He got better.
* EarWorm: ''Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-jah~"
** "This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz…"
** "Everybody ''knows''..."
*** From the same album, the opener "First We Take Manhattan". [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A Listen at your own risk.]]
* MagnumOpus: Usually ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate'' or ''I'm Your Man'', depending on who you ask.
* NightmareFuel: Cohen actually managed to make folk music disturbing on ''Music/SongsOfLoveAndHate''. The suicidal self-loathing lyrics from ''Dress Rehearsal Rag'' are horrifying together with the stressful, endlessly repeating melody (the only "breaks" are the chorus). Even worse - [[CreatorBreakdown Cohen was feeling like that at the time]]. And then we have the darkly comical ''Diamonds in the Mine'' where the vocals get increasingly unhinged as the song progresses, and by the end it's pretty much angry screaming. Both are listed under SanitySlippageSong on the main page for good reason.