11 Songs You Should Be Listening To While Traveling In Israel

© Leon Yaakov | Wiki Commons
© Leon Yaakov | Wiki Commons
Photo of Jess Fried
31 October 2016

When visiting a new country, city, or place, the best way to become immersed in the culture is through its music. Israeli music makes you want to sing, dance, and, generally, have a good time. Here are 11 tracks that are guaranteed to make your time spent in Israel far more fun.

DJ Only Tzealon – “To The Desert”

DJ Only Tzealon’s catchy tune has made its way in the top 50 Shazam charts of Israel. Even if you speak little to no Hebrew, you’ll be singing this one for days.

Hadag Nahash – “The Sticker Song”

Hadag Nahash is an Israeli hip-hop/funk band that has been around since 1996. The band’s logo shows a child urinating, which represents an Israeli phrase: “I will show you where the fish pisses.” The band definitely shows us how it’s done.

Static and Ben El Tavori – “Barbie”

The singers Static and Ben El Tavori are famous around Israel for singing unique duets, including “Barbie” and “Coastal Road.”

Hazak ft. Nechi Nech – “Will Be Fine”

The song’s lyrics say it all: “Ani Yodeah Shehacol Yeheyeh Beseder,” which translates to, “I know everything will be fine.” Listen to this song in Israel and everything will indeed be fine.

DJ Gal Maika ft. Static – “She Came to Dance”

When “She Came to Dance” comes on, everyone will come to dance.

Lior Narkis and Omar Adam – “Revolution of Joy”

Lior Narkis dreamed of becoming a singer since his childhood. His first album was released when he was only 16 years old, and his career has only expanded since then.

Static and Ben El Tavori – “Coastal Road”

Static and Ben El Tavori are embarking on a tour this May that winds through Israel. Check out to see if they’re performing near you.

Moshe Peretz and Omar Adam – “She Just Wants To Dance”

Omar Adam is known for his authentic Middle Eastern-style of music mixed with Western pop. Listen to “She Just Wants To Dance” for a very unique Eastern sound.

Gad Elbaz and Nissim – “Hashem Melech”

“Hashem Melech” is a perfect mix between Hebrew and English lyrics for those who only know a little bit of either language and want to sing along.

Nadav Guedj – “Golden Boy”

This song was the first English song chosen to represent Israel in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The catchy song went onto the grand finale and finished in 9th place.

Matisyahu – “Sunshine”

Matisyahu, a Jewish-American singer, became quite famous in Israel for two of his songs sung all about his Jewish homeland, Israel, the other being “Jerusalem.”

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