“Sandler we’re coming for you.”
According to a Pew Reasearch Center survey, 9 in 10 Americans celebrate Christmas. Christmas songs can be heard on the radio and in shopping malls beginning in November. But what about Hanukkah?
Hanukkah has no such widespread popularity. The top of the pops until now is the comedic take by the movie star and comedian Adam Sandler, considered a classic in its own right. However, things may change. This change has been brought by the Haim sisters. Haim launched a new Hanukkah song which they unveiled on Twitter. The song is reviewed as excellent by many critics.
first night of haimukkah ✡️ sandler we’re coming for you pic.twitter.com/E58paQp0mu
— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) December 12, 2017
The tweet sent out by Haim was a cheeky one. It read “First night of Hanukkah Sandler we're coming for you.” The song was a short one. Within that short period of time, the song expertly managed to mention a number of references to the holidays. The list of mentions includes the obligatory Torah, culinary items like potato latkas and Manischewitz wine. Macabbees, and the menorah. The latest has been made the song's refrain. Alana Haim and Este Haim were heard shouting in chorus, “Light me up like a menorah.” A bit of profanity was added to the mix for good measure. Both singers were seen to be wrapped in the Hanukkah special color streamers. The end result is a catchy and fun short song.
The Haim song may not substitute Adam Sandler’s song as a Hanukkah holiday classic, but it is an excellent composition and expected to find widespread popularity by its own talents. The song, although, a holiday-themed one, has the characteristics of popular Haim songs: there is a distinct mid-tempo beat which is popular among persons of all ages. There is a harmonized chorus, and an impressive bass.
Este has taken the vocal lead in the song. She sings while clothed in blue and silver tinsel. The singer makes multiple references to the Jewish religion. She sings in her inimitable slapstick exaggerated voice. She is joined in her singing by Alana Haim. The two form a chorus at certain parts of the short song.