Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,

If lusting after the Maccabeats is wrong, I don't wanna be right

By now, everyone's seen the "Candlelight" video by the Yeshiva U. Maccabeats. As of this writing, there are over 1.7 million YouTube hits and 220,000 people have shared it on Facebook. Five people recommended it to me before I got around to watching, and now, after 25+ viewings, I'd say I'm hooked.

I was unfamiliar with the original song (Taio Cruz's "Dynamite") or Mike Tompkins' a cappella version, so the catchy tune was new to me. So far, it hasn't gotten old. It's downright addictive.

A large part of the appeal is that these are cute, young Jewish boys with yarmulkes (and often glasses). My basic type: never mind that I'm not religious, and old enough to be their mother (or practically grandmother). I'm not alone; multiple YouTube comments are in this vein, similarly this blogger and some frum moms.

There's also a behind-the-scenes video and an earlier effort, "One Day." 

Media attention builds. Former co-worker J.R. produced this interview, and the guys sang this morning on CBS.


(Dear Level 42:  Don't worry, I'll soon be back to obsessing over you and playing your videos, after this Chanukah break.)

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