Friday, January 22, 2010

Yeshivish Songs

Here are a list of non-Jewish sons that all yeshivish guys know. For some reason, these songs capture the attention of all Yeshiva guys, especially if they play an instrument.

The Final Countdown by Europe
Rock you Like a Hurricane by Scorpion (thanks Lev Tahor)
NBA on NBC Theme Song
NFL on Fox
Sweet Child of Mine by Gunns 'n Roses
by Eric Klapton
Land Down Under by Men at Work (thanks, Piamenta)
We Will Rock You
by Queen
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Every commercial
Superman Theme
by John Williams
Yeah by Usher (thanks, Lipa)
Welcome to the Jungle by Gunns 'n Roses
Enter Sandman by Metallica
It's My Life by Bon Jovi
Baba O'Riley by The Who (although there is no chance they know that's the name of the song)

These results are based on extensive research done at weddings, and listening in on Yeshiva band jam sessions. It should be noted that in many cases only the introduction to each song is known (or at least performed), and it is entirely possible that no lyrics to any of the preceding songs are actually known.


  1. Because these are the songs that bands use the introductions of when the kallah/chosson come in to dance.