Hanukkah is now over but the road for this AcapellaÂ group whose Hannukah song made them a huge Web phenomenon, is only beginning. It all started with the director of the group listening to the song Dynamite by Taio Cruz and thinking of his own version about Hannukah. Well, the song/video went up on Youtube on November 26, 2010 and less than one month later, the view count stands at a whopping 2,698,357 views.
I must have received this video in my inbox by a minimum of 50 people and there were days that it appeared in my Facebook stream over 20 times in the span of an hour. That is how a video goes viral.
A friend also sent me a version of her kids performing their version of the Maccabeats, which just goes to show how these guys appeal to audiences of all ages. OK, enough rambling, check out the video below and then the follow ups below on all the major media outlets in the US.
For a complete list of all the coverage the Maccabeats received, see here.