The Maccabeats Go Cruz-ing In Chanukah Classic

Lyndsey Parker
Stop The Presses!
December 6, 2011

The holiday songbook positively brims with not only classic Christmas singalongs, but newfangled Xmas hits by everyone from Wham! and Hall & Oates to Destiny's Child and Mariah Carey. But sadly for Jews at this supposedly most wonderful time of the year, Chanukah revelers have been stuck with a mere meager handful of celebratory pop songs: Adam Sandler's novelty tune (and Neil Diamond's superior cover), that potty-mouthed "South Park" song, and a cover of "The Dreidel Song" by Sacha Baron Cohen's brother. Yep, that was about it. Oy vey.

Until now, that is. Enter the Maccabeats, a Jewish collegiate a cappella group from Yeshiva University, who've recorded a new Chanukah hit for the modern age: a seasonal spoof of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" titled "Candlelight."

Throw your latkes in the air and blast this one for the next eight crazy nights!

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