— by Joshua Redlich Chanukah may be over, but the songs are still in our heads. Two years ago it was "Candlelight," a song that reached over a million viewers in less than a week, launching the singing careers of the young and talented members of Yeshiva University's unofficial acapella group, The Maccabeats. But this Chanukah, "Eight Nights" by StandFour seems to be the song that everyone's kvelling about. But with the catchy, meaningful, and inspiring song came the unfortunate breakup of The Maccabeats, everyone's favorite Jewish acapella group. Two Hanukkah parodies and more after the jump.
With the constant touring and concerts, Immanuel Shalev, David Block, Noey Jacobson, and Nachum Joel, three of whom are married and all of whom have full time jobs, decided to part ways with the group and start their own. "Eight Nights, a parody mash up of “Some Nights” by Fun, “Die Young” by Ke$ha, and “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction, is their first song, and already it's a hit. While I can not say which acapella group I like more just yet, I am excited to see what the future holds in store for each. And besides, no one can deny that two Jewish acapella groups are better than one.