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8 Songs to Put on Your Hanukkah Playlist 


Spin the turntable, not the dreidel with our handpicked mix for the Festival of Lights. 

The LeeVees, "How Do You Spell Channukkahh?"
Does it begin with a "H" or a "C"? Are there two "N's"? Two "K's"? The LeeVees are here to enlighten us. 

Balkan Beat Box, "Balkumbia"
It's like this Israeli hip-hop trio has a bit of South Texas in their soul. 

The Klezmatics, "Hanukah Dance"
From the album Woody Guthrie's Happy Hanukkah, featuring music set to rediscovered lyrics from the influential folk singer.

Matisyahu, "Miracle"
What's the Festival of Lights without a beatboxing slow jam?

Erran Baron Cohen, "Dreidel"
Borat has a brother, and this brother made a Hanukkah album. 

The Maccabeats, "All About That Neis"
Yes, it's 2014's big girl anthem repurposed for the Jewish holiday. (I'm sorry.) The YouTube famous a capella group also has a cover of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" called "Candelight."

Adam Sandler, "The Chanukah Song"
Ugh, I didn't want to put this on here, but it's kind of obligatory. 

Def Leppard, "Rock of Ages"
Sure, it's not the traditional Hanukkah hymn, but it's close enough. 

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