Hanukkah is an exciting time of year for the Jewish people. With a holiday that commemorates so many miracles, you need a song like this!

Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an joyous Jewish holiday. There are fun traditions such as lighting Hanukkah candles, eating donuts and potato latkes fried in oil, spinning the dreidel, and more.

There are many Hanukkah songs that are part of the tradition.  And some songs are originals. Many different Jewish music groups have decided to come up with their own unique songs for Hanukkah!

Jewish “Africa” Parody

The original song “Africa” is by Toto.

But this Jewish group, an a cappella group known as “Shir Soul,” definitely made an original version!

Lyrics

The summer’s over, so now it’s time
To start brainstorming song ideas for our new Hanukkah video. I’ll write some lyrics, make sure they rhyme!
We should do a magic theme like they do on those TV shows.

Heard this great song the other day.
It’s got this crazy rhythm, the band’s Toto, it’s called Africa.I just saw Stomp on Broadway!
Cory, we’re an a cappella group!

What are we gonna do this year for Chanukkah?
Chaim’s magic, Cory’s stomps or Toto’s Africa?
I’ll use this candle for my magic trick.
It’s gonna take some time to do but what about our fans?

I think we should definitely do a beat-box solo in this song.
I’m just saying Toto’s Africa is so much better than this stomp. Okay that first trick was a bust.
But wait until you see this next one I’ve been keeping up my sleeve.
I’ve been practicing on the bus,
Laying down new rhythms that can stand up to the Maccabeats.

I think this wig brings out my eyes!
Alright guys I’ve had about enough!

Do you have any GOOD ideas for Hanukkah?
Chaim’s magic, Cory’s stomps and now Weezer’s “Africa.”
I’ll use this dreidel for my magic trick.
It’s gonna take some time to do but it’s worth it in the end.

This is getting really out of hand!

We just made our video for Hanukkah!
I can’t believe we actually went with Toto’s Africa.
Now everyone’s gonna see my magic tricks!
I bless the candles in my menorah.
I bless the candles’ light on Hanukkah.
I bless the rains down in Africa.
I bless the man who made this sufganiya.
It really took some time to do but it was worth it in the end.