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Mar 17, 2011

The Maccabeats and The Ein Prat Fountainheads

Did the Maccabeats steal the idea for their Purim song from the Ein Prat Fountainheads? Did the Ein Prat Fountainheads steal it from the Maccabeats? Are the similar songs just a coincidence?

The question is being raised because both groups put up Purim songs within a short time span of each other, and they are both parodies and remakes of Pink's song "Raise Your Glass".

Ein Prat put their song up first, and two weeks later the Maccabeats released theirs. It is unlikely the Maccabeats stole the idea after the Ein Prat release, as two weeks is not enough time to write a song, practice it, and shoot a music video. The only question is whether one stole the idea from the other while it was in production. (source: NRG)

There are two interesting points to this discussion:
  1. if you have not yet had enough of the Maccabeats, they announced that they are beginning to work on a clip to be released for Pesach.
  2. There is talk of the two groups putting out a Pesach clip together as a joint venture.
The Maccabeats:

Ein Prat (note: there are female singers and dancers in this clip):

1 comment:

  1. Ein Prat certainly copied the Chanukah video format. But I found the two Purim videos so completely different that I didn't think of them as copying.

    I think it's great that whoever is copying and whoever is being copied can look at it as a compliment, and everyone can enjoy it all.


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