New York City filmmaker Erez Cohen has produced a Hanukkah-themed parody of One Direction hits with Jewish a cappella groups Six13, Yeshiva University’s Y-Studs, and A.K.A. Pella as a promotion for the Manhattan Jewish Experience, a social organization for millennials. The medley features spoofs of “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Story Of My Life” (renamed “Story of My Lights”), “Perfect,” and “Live While We’re Young.” Fair warning: Scenes featuring a man rollerblading in a dreidel costume will make your head spin.
Here are some sample lyrics from the spoof of “Live While We’re Young” performed by Y-Studs:
It is the latest Hanukkah-themed music video of the season. In the last week, Jewish a cappella group Six13 released “Watch Me (Spin/Drey Drey),” a parody of Drake’s Hotline Bling and Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), while the group The Maccabeats put out “Latke Recipe,” a spoof of Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance.”