“Heart Song” for the Broken-Hearted

By David Shishkoff | | Topics: Music
Israeli singer Hanan Ben Ari singing to God.
Israeli singer Hanan Ben Ari singing to God. Photo: Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

It’s like the “Cliff Notes” version of Israeli music in the Hebrew year 5779.

As we approach Rosh Hashanah 5780 (September 29, 2019), radio stations throughout Israel have been looking back at the best Israeli music of the past 12 months. And as usual, Galit and Artur come to the rescue.

Our favorite Israeli mash-up artists, Galit Mor and Artur Katz, are back with another musical retrospective of the 32 (by our count) most popular Israeli songs of 5779. But this time, they’ve recruited some help from their friends from Lahakat HaTzva’it, the IDF Band.

And their playground? None other than the offices and studios of Galgalatz, the Israel Army Radio, located in beautiful Jaffa.

I’ve watched it five times already and can’t get enough. How many songs can you identify?

The 32 Most Popular Israeli Songs of 5779, according to Galit & Artur:

(Our readers might like to Google and enjoy!)

Netta Barzilai (Last year’s Eurovision winner) – Bassa Sababa

Noa KirelChatzuf

MerguiHaZug HaZeh

Moshe PeretzMatai

Static & Ben-El Tavori, Eden Ben Zaken, Stephane LegarYassu

Omer AdamTemperatura

Dennis LloydNever Go Back


CarakuklyAl HaSapa

Rotem CohenBaLeilot

Harel Ska’at & Osher BachtaKulam Oto Davar

Noa KirelDrum

Shiri MaimonNeshima

Keren Peles & Ron BocknikShkufim

Hanan Ben AriAluf HaOlam

Elai Botner & Meshi KleinsteinOtobus Acharon L’Haifa

Nathan GoshenMitga’aga’at

Eyal Golan & Banaia BarabiMiMah At Mefachedet

Yam RefaeliSheHaKe’ev Yimtza Lo Chaverim

Avraham TalLi Zeh Lo Maspik

Noa KirelPouch

Eden Ben ZakenTagid Li Je t’aime

Eden Me’iriEin Yoter Moadonim

Netta BarzilaiNana Banana

Static & Ben-El TavoriBananot

Benny Kavodi “Campaign” Jingle (made popular by Galgalatz during the first 2019 election season)

Itay LevyKirot


NarkisMiMah Ata Boreach

Miri MessikaMefached Alayich

Roni Dalumi12 BaLaila

Various ArtistsShevet Achim Va’achayot

This article first appeared at www.myisraelimusic.com

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