Seems there's a new recording of this song almost every day. It is beautiful, though, and I appreciate almost every version! This is the first I've heard Bono's cover, and, I concur with your take. He gets points for being different, but, it doesn't work for me. The melody is lost. There's many great interpreters of Hallelujah and Allison Crowe is my favorite. I agree again - her voice is made for this song.