WATCH: The Maccabeats release new Hanukkah video
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WATCH: The Maccabeats release new Hanukkah video

Parody of rock band Walk The Moon’s 'Shut Up and Dance' hit from last summer offers tips for making traditional fried pancakes

Screenshot of the Maccabeats' Hanukkah music video "Latke Recipe," taken November 24, 2015. (screenshot/YouTube)
Screenshot of the Maccabeats' Hanukkah music video "Latke Recipe," taken November 24, 2015. (screenshot/YouTube)

JTA – Jewish a cappella group the Maccabeats 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:

“Tonight is Hanukkah
Got everything we need
Good friends and family here to try
Our latke recipe
Best served with applesauce, you see
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 Maccabeats covered Psy’s massively viral “Gangnam Style” with “What’s next? Sukkos Style?

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