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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’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 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.
The singers Static and Ben El Tavori are famous around Israel for singing unique duets, including “Barbie” and “Coastal Road.”
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.
When “She Came to Dance” comes on, everyone will come to dance.
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 are embarking on a tour this May that winds through Israel. Check out to see if they’re performing near you.
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.
“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.
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, 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.”