I know how to get started on the right track.
Here's another version, not quite as fast. Marcella Detroit hasn't made much holiday noise in the last couple of years (though she did just recently release a non-holiday album). Before that, she was something of a holiday regular, releasing a 4-song EP in 2011, a single in 2012, and a full holiday album in 2013. We have to say "holiday" with Marcella because she always tries to remember Hanukkah. "Rock of Ages" appears on the EP and album and, although the spelling keeps changing, "O Chanukah" appears on the single and the album, "For The Holidays".
First Night: Hanukkah In The Village - Rachel Sage
8 Days of Hanukkah - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Second Night: Lift Yourself Up - Shir Soul
Nes Gadol - The New York Boys Choir
Of course, if you want the latest in Hanukkah Rockin', you check in with the Yule Logs (The Hardest Working Band In Snow Business) as they've faithfully put out an album every year (I think) since 2009. And they generally remember to include a track or two for the chosen people. This year's holiday set "Up All Night" includes a Jan & Dean flavored "Story Of Hanukkah" and this Rockabilly send-up, "Oh Dreidel". The full album is available digitally or on limited edition CD from Bandcamp.
While we're here on Bandcamp, one of our readers sent this one along. Amanda Duncan's "Light Those Candles" is from a 2011 Holiday EP that I totally missed, "Holiday Classics". It's got a little bit of everything going on and, altogether, its a pretty joyous jam (and a perfect mixtape candidate). And Amanda's from Hazlet, New Jersey (which is just up the road from where I used to live). A big thanks to Dan for the recommendation. I think you'll be thanking him, too.
Tell Matisyahu That We Won - Shmuel Braun
The Star Wars Chanukah Song - Luke Ski
Fourth Night: Hanukkah Light - Aaron Myers
It Must Be Hanukkah - Leah Finkelstein
Sov Sov Sov - COL Jazz
Fifth Night: Watch Me (Spin/Drey-Drey) - Six13
Latke Recipe - The Maccabeats
Years before Scott Alan Gross released "The Christmas Blues", Ted Wulfers put his Bluesy spin on the holiday. "The Hanukkah Blues" is from Ted's 2009 album "What Would Santa Do?". If you hadn't figured it out from the title, it's primarily a Christmas record. And that one is available as a digital download and on CD (and look, an Amazon vendor has the CD at $1.75). Though Ted Wulfers is a roots musician, there's no question "The Hanukkah Blues" is the Bluesiest track on the record. But this one might just be enough. It'll blow the Wulfers out of your tweeters.
Light Em Up - Beri Weber & The Zemiros Group
Candles (Light It Up) - Erez Cohen
A One Direction Hanukkah - Erez Cohen & friends
Seventh Night: The Spark - Julie Geller
Christmas And Hanukkah - Us Commoners
Hanukkah's Child - Ariel Rose