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You’ll Want to Play This Hanukkah-Themed One Direction Mashup for 8 Days and Nights

Dec 03, 2015

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:

Yeah, eight night party for the Jews
Flipping latkes me and you,
So tonight
(Chorus)
Let’s play dreidel dreidel dreidel till we see the sun
Just land on Hey or Gimmel and we’re having fun
I never never never want a Shin or Nun
Tonight let’s win some!
Cuz it’s Chanukah

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."

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