There was no changing of the guard for Netflix‘s Top 10 this week.
21.11.2023 - 19:05 / nypost.com
Adam Sandler is known for his 1994 hit “The Chanukah Song,” so it comes as a surprise that he actually wasn’t offered to sing it first on “Saturday Night Live.”The comedian, 57, who debuted the tune on a “Weekend Update” sketch with late actor Norm Macdonald, now reveals that Roseanne Barr was initially asked to take center stage. At the time, Barr, 71, was hosting the NBC sketch comedy show that week.“They were talking about Roseanne singing it,” Sandler told Access Hollywood recently. He went on: “And she was nice enough to say ‘no, let Adam do that, that’s his, he wrote it, that’s his song.’”“I’m happy to be a part of Hanukkah.
That was a good time of life to be associated with the song and the holiday. Very proud of that,” he recalled.The New York native added that he now sings the song “alone” and “without the kids.”Sandler shares daughters Sadie, 17, and Sunny, 15, with wife Jackie Sandler. “I go into our basement, I rip it out, I do the soft-shoe to it,” he said.
“If it comes on the radio, and I hear it, I get excited. That’s still awesome.”In the skit, Sandler was perplexed that there was a lack of Hanukkah songs for the holiday season.“Put on your yarmulke / Here comes Hanukkah / So much funukah / To celebrate Hanukkah,” he crooned on the episode. “Hanukkah is the festival of lights / Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.” The “Eight Crazy Nights” actor then rattled off names of famous A-listers of Jewish descent, such as David Lee Roth, James Caan, Kirk Douglas and Dinah Shore.
“O.J. Simpson, not a Jew. But guess who is? Hall of famer Rod Carew — he converted,” he sang.
There was no changing of the guard for Netflix‘s Top 10 this week.
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Michaela Zee Adam Sandler first introduced “The Chanukah Song” in 1994 during the “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live.” Although he penned the holiday tune himself, Sandler revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood that Roseanne Barr — who was hosting that week — almost performed the song on the late-night show. “They were talking about Roseanne singing it,” Sandler recalled. “And she was nice enough to say ‘no, let Adam do that, that’s his, he wrote it, that’s his song.'” During the “Weekend Update” segment with Norm Macdonald in 1994, Sandler explained that he wrote the song after noticing the lack of music about Hanukkah.
Adam Sandler is known as the king of Hanukkah thanks to his “The Chanukah Song” he performed on Saturday Night Live. The actor is now revealing that Roseanne Barr was tapped to sing the song before ultimately going to Sandler.
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