With the exception of Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song," there aren't many hip tunes that celebrate the Jewish holiday. That appears to be changing. A parody of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" has gone viral, and leads the charge of catchy new Chanukah ditties.
The Maccabeats' new song "Candlelight" (sung to the tune of "Dynamite") is scorching the search box. Over the past several days, online lookups for "candlelight song" have surged over 200% and its views on YouTube and other online video sites continue to soar.
Below is the Maccabeats' version (and here's the original video from Taio Cruz):
The Maccabeats currently have the song of the moment, but it isn't the only hip new Hanukkah song to cause a stir. Matisyahu's new tune -- titled "Miracle" -- aims to, in his words, "get across some of the depth and spirituality inherent in the holiday in a fun, celebratory song." You can check it out here:
The LeeVees' song "Latke Clan" is a few years old, but it's definitely worth a listen or two. It's a fun, kid-friendly ditty that will burrow its way into your subconscious. Sample lyric: "Santa's cool, but Chanukah Harry's the man."
And, of course, there is still the classic "Chanukah Song." Originally performed by Adam Sandler, the song recently got a refresh courtesy of none other than Neil Diamond. Grab your yarmulke.