Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Three: Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” with Retro Video


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For Night Three of their #HanukkahSessions series of covers of songs made famous by Jewish artists, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin put together a deliciously campy exercise in vintage ’70s energy by tackling Barry Manilow’s 1978 classic “Copacabana,” complete with a reference to the iconic singer’s birth name:

Barry Pincus – not only one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th (or any) century, but a mega-mensch to boot! So, like a good neighbor, you deserve a break today. So grab a bucket of chicken and let’s get stuck on…..

@barrymanilow‘s “Copacabana”!

Please enjoy the Foo Fighters front man, dressed to the nines and doing a pretty great impression of a wedding singer, while the esteemed, award-winning producer/musician Kurstin wails away on the keyboard:

Thus far, the pair have covered three wildly different songs on the 2021 version of their #HanukkahSessions series. First up was Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You),” a classic ’90s radio hit turned into a death metal anthem and featuring Grohl in a Betsey Johnson dress:

For Night Two, they focused their attention on the Ramones and “Blitzkrieg Bop”:

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin first started this #HanukkahSessions series in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, as a means of celebrating classic musical contributions from Jewish artists. There are still a few days left of the holiday, so stay tuned, because more musical madness is coming.



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