WATCH: The Maccabeats release new Hanukkah video

“Latke recipe” is a parody of rock band Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” hit from last summer.

By JTA
November 24, 2015 09:27
The Maccabeats

The Maccabeats. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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Jewish a cappella group the Maccabeat have released a new music video for their song “Latke Recipe” ahead of Hanukkah 2015.

The video debuted on Time’s website on Monday. “Latke recipe” is a parody of rock band Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” hit from last summer. The song’s refrain goes like this:

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“Tonight is Hanukkah

Got everything we need

Good friends and family here to try

Our latke recipe

Best served with applesauce, you see

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We’ve got ooh, ooh, ooh

The latke recipe”



The Maccabeats “breakout hit” was another Hanukkah song, “Candlelight,” released in 2010. The video for the song, a take on Taio Cruz’s then-popular club anthem “Dynamite,” has garnered 10.6 million views on YouTube.

The band has since opened for Jewish reggae star Matisyahu and performed at the White House for a reception in honor of Jewish Heritage Month.

In 2012, the Maccabeat’s covered Psy’s massively viral “Gangnam Style” with “What’s next? Sukkos Style?“

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