Israeli Music

Hey guys!

I don't know about you, but whenever I learn a new language I found out that sometimes taking a break from tiring lessons and grammar, and listening to some music really helps.

Personally I really like Israeli music and I think there are some great performers and artists out there if you just know where to look. So I decided to put up a list together according to genres (roughly) to help you find your style. I hope you'll enjoy it, and of course, if you have anything to add/comment you are more than welcome!

Rock מוניקה סקס - They are one of my personal favorites. I chose this song because it's the most known one, I like their other songs much more, so just look them up! ברי סחרוף - also one of my favorites, try to look up פורטיסחרוף as well if you like the style (they used to be a duo). משינה - one of the classic 90's rock bands. החברים של נטשה - one of the classics. איפה הילד - again, a classic. מטרופולין - בית הבובות - היהודים - also one of my favorites. כנסיית השכל מוקי מופע הארנבות של ד"ר קספר יזהר אשדות שוטי הנבואה - if you like it, try looking for "אברהם טל" as well.

Pop & country עברי לידר - one of my favorites. קרן פלס הפקרוייקט של עידן רייכל - a bit different and very interesting. דניאל סלומון אתניקס - a nice mixture of some Mediterranean music and pop. רמי קליינשטין ג'יין בורדו - new and refreshing אביתר בנאי

Israeli music & others (really, there is no better way to describe it) שלמה ארצי my absolute favorite! גידי גוב - classic! גזוז החלונות הגבוהים אריק איינשטין - also one of the bests. הדג נחש - sort of hip hop. עמיר בניון שלום חנוך אהוד בנאי מאיר אריאל

Again, these were the ones I could come up with it at the moment (I'll try to add more), feel free to add! Hope you enjoy it and happy studying! :)

July 8, 2016


I like the Idan Raichel Project: הפרויקט של עידן רייכל. Saw him a few times in LA, and this group has songs in many other languages besides Hebrew too.

July 9, 2016

I love some of his songs

June 26, 2017

Here are some more songs on ; they give you spelling, pronunciation, definition, and slang used in the song. Great resource.

July 8, 2016

Thanks for sharing! Can I add it to "Immersion resources" in the welcome post? =)

(Don't worry I will include your name XD)

July 8, 2016

Sure, no problem :)

July 8, 2016

This one is my favorite: Hi lo doma, by Arkadi Duchin

It describes exactly how I felt when I visited Israel: kolah ose li mashehoo karov, omed batzad oo mistakel, eynaim haiafot ad ohr haboker....Listen to it, it is GREAT!!!!!

July 8, 2016

You hit all of the great artists! Great post!

July 11, 2016

It's great. I think you forgot Kaveret though...


למרות הכל -

נתתי לה חיי -

ביום ובלילה -

נחמד -

great stuff :)

July 21, 2016

Matti Caspi is also awesome:

מתי כספי

איך זה שכוכב -

לא ידעתי שתלכי ממני -

יום שישי חזר -

שיר אהבה -

There are also lyrics in the video descriptions.

July 21, 2016
June 26, 2017

Aaah Kadosh

June 26, 2017

Thanks a lot!

July 8, 2016
July 10, 2016

ken, ken, ken! thanks!

July 11, 2016

Gali Atari- גלי עטרי is great! try some...


מה שאת אוהבת-

also hava albershtein- חווה אלברשטיין

את תלכי בשדה-

משירי ארץ אהבתי-

April 20, 2017

great post! - i'm from israel and these are really wonderful artists. would add these to you list, if i may!:

לילי פרנקו - if you like that 90s sound, this is quality rock, with good vocals and sexy lyrics. and also a pretty new band!

ג׳ימבו ג׳יי - jimbo j is a rapper, but he is legendary, in my opinion. if you truly wanna feel the hebrew slang in its purest form, he is the best for that. gonna link a song that's not his most popular, but it's a beautiful one about the hebrew language:

שייגעצ - another 90s rock band that did great, plus their lead singer is now my high school film teacher! :)

כוורת - the absolute definition to old but gold. good 70s israeli rock with humouristic lyrics.

אריק ברמן - sometimes a bit moody and cynical, but overall one of the best israeli artists of the 2000s.

אלון עדר - listen to me when i tell you, this man is an absolute must for anyone who loves a brilliant and witty composer with smart and touching lyrics that is capable of complex harmonies and really catchy ones at times. can't recommend him enough.

יוני בלוך - a combination of eric berman and alon eder - the two above. great rocker, and overall quality.

המפשעות - a fairly new alt-hard rock band with cutting-edge lyrics and a critical vibe towards the political and social status. a nice taste of the rock vibe of tel aviv.

שב״ק ס - this is a classic tune of the hip hop vibe of the 90s here in israel. just pure fun. it's where muki started!

anyway, there are so many more! let me know if you liked any of those i mentioned. x

August 24, 2018
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