Hanukkah Music: A Favorite Song for Each Candle

Along with candles, latkes and dreidels, music is one of the major trappings of Hanukkah. Singing with family is part of the holiday tradition and fun. Make the festival of lights even more festive with a playlist worthy of a dance party.

Here are eight old and new favorites, one for each candle:

Ocho Kandelikas - Flory Jagoda's Ladino classic is catchy and has a great history. Pink Martini does an excellent cover that plays up the song's excellent loungey tendencies.

Happy Hanukkah - All proceeds from Matisyahu's new song will be donated to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Candle Chase - Kids' favorite Laurie Berkner sings about the celebration.

I Have A Little Dreidel - This might be the best-known Hanukkah song in the English-speaking world, done here by The Barenaked Ladies.

How Do You Spell Channukkahh? - The Leevees (featuring members of Guster and The Zambonis) ask the age old question.

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah - There are countless recordings of the classic, including this one from Erran Baron Cohen's (Sacha's brother!) Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah.

Eight Nights - This Hanukkah mashup by StandFour (former Maccabeats) is very likely the only song of the year to turn current hits from Ke$ha, Fun and One Direction into one big a cappella Hanukkah song.

Maoz Tsur - The 13th century song gets thoroughly modernized with this surf-style version from Meshugga Beach Party.

(Image: Hanukka Garland from Land Of Nod)

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