Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chanukah songs that are actually good

Happy Chanukah!

In honor of the fact that today was both a Christian and Jewish holiday, I spent the day in bed, sleeping, eating chocolate chip cookies and watching the Law and Order marathon. It's been so long since I spent an entire day doing absolutely nothing. It was great. I feel guilty, but it was nice.

So here are my favorite somewhat secular, offbeat Chanukah songs. I can't link to the mp3s but I can link to the YouTube videos and Rhapsody plays, where they are available. These are the seven songs on my Ipod Chanukah playlist. It seems that I really should have eight. I'm wide open to suggestions.

In no particular order:

1. The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler (a classic)

2. Rock of Ages by Marc Cohn (from Festival of Lights vol. 1)...you can hear this on Rhapsody.

3. Rock of Ages by Erran Baron Cohen (featuring Jules Brookes)...also on Rhapsody.

4. Latke Clan by the LeeVees (from Rooftop Roots vol. 2: a JDub Mixtape)

5. How Do You Spell Channukkah? by the LeeVees (from Rooftop Roots vol. 2: a JDub Mixtape)

6. Lighting Up the World by Peter Himmelman and David Broza (from Festival of Lights vol. 1)...ignore the video, just listen to the audio.

7. Haneros Hallalu by Le'Eyla (from Festival of Lights vol. 2)...this one is also on Rhapsody

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Finally, for all you fans of the opening on the Monty Python show, here is the very unhalachic but cool way the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design lights their Chanukah menorah.

2 comments:

A said...

Here's your 8th: Barenaked Ladies singing Hanukkah Blessings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5sfQWZ9e1s

frum single female said...

i love the hanukkah song by adam sandler