WHAT A TREASURE OF NEW HANUKKAH SONGS FROM

DISNEY and DAVEED DIGGS
THE MACCABEATS covering BTS – DYNAMITE
The Israeli Philharmonic
A teen club from Kyev
SIX13 with Arianukkah (channeling Ariana Grande’ No Tears Left To Cry)….
and more

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PUPPYFORHANUKKAH

When Disney reached out to actor Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Snowpiercer, Black-ish, the avant-rap group Clipping) to help create a new Hanukkah song for 2020, PUPPY FOR HANUKKAH featuring three children, dancing and lip-syncing, with a plaintive clarinet, tsimbl and chordophone, wishing for a puppy and not just socks or a sweatah was born. Daveed called on his collaborators: William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes.

Pass that Shamash, Get the fire started… (they name it MONICA, of course, and slip in the word Harmonica in a nod to Adam Sandler)

#PuppyforHanukkah #HolidaysUnwrapped #DisneyChannel

Earlier this Fall, Daveed Diggs and Clipping released their horrorcore album “Visions Of Bodies Being Burned.” Diggs said, “I was honored when Disney Channel approached me to come up with a fresh Hanukkah tune and embraced the opportunity to share my love of music and a little piece of my culture.”

“Daveed, William and Jonathan created a Hanukkah song for the ages that’s inventive, humorous and relevant as it celebrates the Miracle of Lights, the diverse world we live in, and the universal joy when a family adopts a pet into a child’s life,” said Steven Vincent, vice president, Music and Soundtracks, Disney Branded Television. Musicians featured are Max Kaplan on the clarinet and Hal Rosenfeld on the tsimbl and percussion. The three children in the video are Nalaya Phillips (10); Benjamin Domingo (9); and Ethan Hollingsworth (11). The idea for the song with Daveed came from Jill Hotchkiss, vice-president of creative marketing for Disney Channels Worldwide and her 15 year old daughter. Ms Hotchkiss wanted to use an Australian shepherd puppy, like the one she and Daveed Diggs mother have. The puppy ended up being not a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy as I had originally assumed, but a CORGI (named Jack).

The lyrics to “Puppy for Hanukkah” are the following:

You know what I want
Whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want
I want a puppy for Hanukkah
Wanna puppy wanna puppy wanna puppy wanna puppy
And Imma get Just what I wanted yup
Gon get it gon get it gon get it gon get it
Imma get puppy for Hanukkah
Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy

Some kids write lists for they Christmas gifts and send em’ all off to they Santa’s
But I don’t trip off a list for my gift
Imma get it cause I got 8 chances
That’s right 8 nights Festival of Lights go hard for a week with a plus one

So y’all keep stressing be good learn lessons
But Hanukkah is the best fun
And you can laugh if you wanna
Laugh at ’em laugh at ’em laugh at ’em laugh at ’em

But Imma get a puppy for Hanukkah
Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy
Clarinet no harmonica
Play the clarinet play the clarinet play the clarinet

When I get my puppy for Hanukkah
That’s right.

Okay first night an’ I’m feeling right
Momma came with a gift wrapped box

It don’t bark don’t bite don’t cry when I shake it so I’m pretty sure that it’s just socks
But you never know miracles happen
I tap in and start to rip the paper.

Oh please let it be
The puppy that I wanted I don’t wanna wait till (oh yep that’s just socks)
Imma get what I wanted to
Whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want
Imma get a puppy for Hanukkah

Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy
I ain’t even trippin’ on it bruh
I ain’t even trip I ain’t even trip I ain’t even trip
Cause Imma get my puppy for Hanukkah
Ok.

Night two what it do candles get lit it’s lit!
Latkes sour cream is the best dip best dip!
Apple sauce on the side I might just get
(Say the Brucha first)
Adonai ain’t gonna trip

Barukh atah Adon**, Eloheinu Melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah

That blessing is a bop now I’ve said it
Not sure what it means but I learned in phonetic
By the way you gat a present for me is it what I wanted?
Pass that shamash let’s get the flame started.

Ooooh. For me? Oh, you shouldn’t have well. Guess I’ll just (ripping sounds)
Oh that’s a sweater! Did somebody knit this? It’s really … It’s really great.

This isn’t going how I saw It huh
Ain’t goin well it ain’t going well
I really hope I get this puppy for Hanukkah
Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy
It’s all I ever really wanted for

It’s all I want it’s all I want it’s all I want
Just a puppy for Hanukkah
Gimme that dog

Lights keep burning and nights just pass
Menorah is now covered up with wax
I thought it would be obvious I didn’t want to ask
but will tonight be the night I get my puppy at last?

My feet are warm and my body is cozy
The hats and the mittens an umbrella? Totally
Great love it all I’m the king of style.
There’s one thing I’ve been wanting all this while I….

(yip) wait… is that?… could it be? Oh my gosh
You’re everything I ever wanted for
You the one I want you the one I want you the one I want
You’re my puppy for Hanukkah.
Got my puppy got my puppy got my puppy got my puppy
Imma name you Monica

(Nah probably not that’s a weird name for a dog)
But it rhymes with Hanukkah
I got my Hanukkah puppy
I got my Hanukkah puppy
I got my Hanukkah puppy
I got my Hanukkah puppy
I got my Hanukkah puppy
I got my Hanukkah puppy
I got my Hanukkah puppy

For those who can’t look at the boys and girl dancing around… here is a lyric version from Disney


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THE MACCABEATS CHANNEL BTS CHANUKKAH-POP (DYNAMITE become CANDLELIGHT FOR 8 NIGHTS)

Hey #BTSARMY! Check this out

Swipe
Swipe
Swipe in your mirror to get into your Hanukkah splendor….

BTS’
RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope (J-TIKVA), Jimin, V, and Jungkook
BECOME
MACCABEATS’
MS (Meir Shapiro), Rosenberg, Rubin, Jeffrey, Joey, Joel,
Shefa, Mordechai, Chaim, Chanina, Noe, J, and Michael

Lyrics

Cause I-I’ll wait for the stars tonight
So watch us light the fire and set the night alight

Night one, stay up for the fun
Chocolate gelt, let the dreidels roll
Night two, get up and move
Dance party in the living room
Singing songs for the Maccabees
From dawn until night three
Night four, say Maoz Tzur
Getting showered in gifts galore

Things are feeling heavy
Time for another zoom I’m ready (woo hoo)
Life is sweet as jelly
Fry it up, get in my belly
Newsfeed overload, we’re over that, we’re good to go
You know what, we’re here to show up
Hey, so let’s go

Cause I-I’ll wait for the stars tonight
So watch us light the fire and set the night alight
Celebrate together and we’ll never be alone
It’s the miracle of the Candlelight

High five, it’s night five
Wherever in the world you are
Night six, leave your shtick
And your politics at the door
Oil heaven, here comes seven
So we dance till the break of dawn
Eighth night, we’ll be alright
We’re connected near and far

Things are feeling heavy
Time for another zoom I’m ready (woo hoo)
Life is sweet as jelly
Fry it up, get in my belly
Newsfeed overload, we’re over that, we’re good to go
Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for Chanukah
Light up the nights, let’s go

‘Cause I-I’ll wait for the stars tonight
So watch us light the fire and set the night alight
Shining through the city and we’ll never be alone
As we play dreidel by the Candlelight

Cha na na na na na nu ka hey
Cha na na na na na nu ka hey
Cha na na na na na nu ka hey
Miracle of Candlelight

‘Cause I-I’ll wait for the stars tonight
So watch us light the fire and set the night alight
Shining through the city and we’ll never be alone
For the Miracle of the Candlelight

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TURNING IT UP for CHANUKKAH…
SIX13 acapella has created AriAnukkah,
covering Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left To Cry
complete with an upside down hunukkiah, with a nod to Grande’s
upside down vibing official video

This one gon’a last (for 8 nights), Toda Raba, next)

LYRICS:
Lyrics:

First night, I’m in a state of mind
I wanna be in like all eight nights
We got some latkes to fry
So I’m cookin’ em up, cookin’ em up,
I’m mixin’ and fixin’ and cookin’ ‘em up
Flippin’ it up, flippin’ it up
Loving and lighting so we burn ‘em up
Yeah, we burnin’ it up

Livin’ them traditions of Jews
Latkes in the kitchen and sufganiyot too
Talk about the miracles, the old and the new
Lightin’ the menorah, say shehecheyanu
And we will all do traditions of Jews
Latkes in the kitchen and sufganiyot too
Talk about the miracles, the old and the new
Know God’s might infinite, nothing Greeks could ever do
And we will stay true to traditions of Jews

Polished menorahs and bright colored candles
Food cooked in oil I barely can handle
“Sevivon” and “Al Hanisim” to sing
Get yourself all of your Chanukah things
2000 years we have been celebrating
Stir the potatoes with onions we’re grating
Four little letters, just look at them spin
Nun, then a gimmel, a hay, and a shin (yuh)
My wrist, keep watchin’, my form is flawless
I spin the driedel, my coins are chocolate
You like my gelt? Todah, just won it
I see it, I spin it, a gimmel, I got it
A gimmel, I got it. A gimmel, I got it.
A gimmel, I got it. A gimmel, I got it.
No shins, no nuns, no heys, just gimmels
I see it, I spin it, a gimmel…

We’re singin’ to ya
‘Cause the Maccabees would study the Torah
Now we put the candles in the menorah
And we all gotta say the blessings
We’ll light ‘em for ya
And we got a lot of gelt on the table
Doesn’t matter, ‘cause we’ll beat you at dreidel
And the sufganiyot are tempting
These lights will never shine too much
Our people don’t give up
Dispel the dark with light
It lasted eight nights
It lasted eight days
And now, we gotta light it left to right
Lightin’ candles eight nights
Add a candle each day
And my menorah, it’s gettin’ lit from left to right

Antiochus told us
We couldn’t pray like before
But then Judah, and his brothers
Wouldn’t take anymore
‘Cause they weren’t afraid to die in the fight
God stretched out His hand as they showed their heart
Then the oil lasted for eight nights
Now we celebrate ‘cause it’s Chanukah
This is the part when the War of Judea
Made us stronger than we’d been before
This is the part when the Maccabees
Made Assyrian oppression no more
This is the part where we light the menorah
Just like in all those years before
This is the part we were made free
And that’s why we sing “Maoz Tzur”

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ORACH CHAIM TEENS OF KYEV (UKRAINE)

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LIGHT, LIGHT THE
“HANUKKAH LIGHTS”
– OFFICE ROMANCE

Office Romance is a trio made up of Seth Jabour (Les Savy Fav, 8G Band– backing band for Late Night with Seth Myers), Syd Butler (Les Savy Fav, 8G Band) and Amy Carlson (Actor, Blue Bloods, The Society, Director, Writer, Mother).

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ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC
with
NER LI
I HAVE A CANDLE
(and Maoz Tzur)

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The Countertenor Cantor of Manhattan’s PARK AVENUE SYNAGOGUE (which has its entrance on Madison Avenue), Avi Schwartz, has a medley and Chanukkah sweater.

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PELLA SINGER IN
MISTER DREIDEL TO
DANCE MONKEY DANCE

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DJ RAFI IN JERUSALEM
DANCE
FOR HANUKKAH

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