Featured Photos


Baseball Hall of Fame - 8/23/11

Featured Video


Avery's QuEST Project - It's Healthy!

House Construction


The Completed Home Renovation


Home Renovation - Complete!


Our House Construction Photoblog

RSS Feed


« | Main | »

Hava Nagila Goes Pop

By Brian | December 29, 2007 | Share on Facebook

A pop singer named Lauren Rose has released a version of the traditional Jewish folk dance, “Hava Nagila” in England. The song, apparently, had a shot at being the #1 song in the country on Christmas Day. No word (yet) on whether or not it actually got there, but still: Hava Nagila – a pop song?

Behold:

The (English) words she’s singing, by the way, are not even close to a translation, with the exception of the “Baby, let’s dance” which is somewhat close to Hava Nagila (“Let us rejoice”).

Anyone who’s ever attended a Bar/Bat Mitzvah will probably find this amazing…

Topics: The World Wide Weird | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Hava Nagila Goes Pop”

  1. Michael Weinmayr says at December 29th, 2007 at 7:49 am :
    Let me also add a mashup: Challaback Girl Reform Mix (by DJ BC). It’s a combination of the instrumental of Hava Nagila and the radio-friendly edit of Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani.

    No longer available off of his website, so I uploaded it here:
    http://www.zshare.net/audio/599986002d13a2/

  2. jason says at December 29th, 2007 at 12:37 pm :
    Well, it does have the primary requirement for any really successful pop song, which is that once it gets in your brain, it’s there all day. I attended a Jewish wedding once and was hearing this bloody tune in my head for about a week afterwards.

    And the girl is pretty cute, too. That’s a plus.

    Still, as you said, weird.

  3. Jeff Porten says at December 29th, 2007 at 2:42 pm :
    Thank you, Brian and Mike. My head hadn’t fully exploded yet today. Now the airflow is much better….

    So, Jews are cool in England. And it only took 1,000 years.

Comments

Comments will be sent to the moderation queue.