Top Ten Songs from the Broadway Show Hamilton

The Top Ten

1 Wait for It

Such a great song! You really feel the emotion behind it.


I love how it explains Burr’s motto and what he lives by

Love it!

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2 The Room Where It Happens

If this is what the room where it happens is like, then I want to be there too

This should be number 1 it is the best - Youare4

I love this one :D

This is easily the most layered and diverse song in the show. It switches seamlessly between effects and instruments, and has probably the catchiest rhythm. Also with the lyrics we get a little more insight on Burr's motives and personality, something we don't get too often in this show.

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3 Satisfied

Damn girl she gave up love for her sister

The song Is just amazing

Angelica SLAYS that rap. It conveys so much love for Eliza and heartbreak over Hamilton. Hands-down, one of my favorites

Such an amazing song! It breaks my heart and shows how powerful Angelica is to let go and do what she thinks is best for the world.

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4 My Shot

Every time I hear it I'm like "Lancelot? More like Francealot!

My favorite song - Puppytart

This song can' t compare to any other hamilton master peice. this song should be #1

It's so great catchy. this song lets hamilton, laurens, layafette, and mulliagan all sing

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5 Non-Stop

Probably one of my favorite parts of the show. Every character gets a chance to shine here, the choreography was incredible as usual, and the song itself is incredibly catchy and amazing. - Atham

Hell yeah. End is epic!

Combining all these songs at the end
I bow respect

Love the part at the end!

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6 The Schuyler Sisters

If it weren't for this beauty, Peggy would never have risen to power - RoseWeasley

Do I even have to say why



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7 Dear Theodosia

I love this song as it shows the caring and compassionate side of Hamilton and Burr, it's so sad that both of these men outlived their children.

The amount of love poured into this song is indescribable. It’s the beautiful story of Hamilton and Burr meeting their children and the pride and love you hear in their voices is enough to break your heart. And their gentle harmonies at the end are just so calming, heartwarming, and beautiful. I could listen to the song for hours.

I think this song should be way higher. It breaks my heart how low this is. - NotYoursTruly

This is such a sweet and touching song.

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8 You'll Be Back

I will kill you friends and family to remind you of my... LOVE!

This is the song that got me into Hamilton

Jonathan Groff is a legend

Hbhnknknka fabulous - Puppytart

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9 Alexander Hamilton

Random Dude - What's Your Name Man?
Me - Bob. - OmegaRanker

Whats your name?

New York’s at the harbor now, see if you can spot him.

In Hamilton, first is not the worse. In Hamilton, everything and especially the first song is the best! Can’t chose. But I will chose the first song because it is one of my favorites

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10 Say No to This

Really people this song should be way higher up it gives such a good description of the affair between Alexander and Maria in my opinion this song should be # 1

Jasmine's voice in this is amazing, and the fact that she can morph into even different voices makes me love her more. She probably has the strongest voice in the cast.

Not to brag, but I can sing Maria, Hamilton, and company at the same time. - AnonymousChick

Wow I don't know how to say no to this

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The Contenders

11 Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

I think that this is the best song because it isn't one of the typical Hamilton songs that everyone knows. It's a quieter song that sums up everything that has happened in the musical and brings me to tears because of the emotion in Eliza's voice. The lyrics show that she wanted to do whatever she could to tell Hamilton's story and carry on his legacy.

The harmonies and melodies are beautiful in this song, and this song tells the incredible story of Eliza's widowed life.

I cry every time I hear it, is a beautiful and wonderful song

I read another article that ranked the songs (I forgot what it was called I'm sorry) and for this one, they mentioned that, "As bad as it is that Hamilton isn't remembered too well, it's even worse how little Eliza is remembered." This song shows how amazing Eliza is. She did all of this to keep her husband's (who did some pretty bad things, if you know what I'm talking about) legacy secure.

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12 Guns and Ships

Why is this song not in the top 10!?

Let's go Lafayette!

This song is so good and I really like all the rapping parts

I can entirely rap guns and ships and if you knew me you would be surprised that I can rap at all. This song actually is the reason I know what Hamilton is. Lastly I can now rap in French thanks to Lafayette!

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13 It's Quiet Uptown

I'm offended this isn't in the top five

The best one

Really pretty music

Not my favorite song but it needs to be higher on the list because AAA JUST SEEING THE TITLE MAKES ME HYSTERICAL (it doesn't make me cry, though, because when I;m hysterical I smile which is weird but true) and it's sadly really catchy so every time it gets in my head I want to throw things

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14 Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

Deserves to be higher. The rhyming in this song is fantastic, the lyrics are interesting and unmissable, and the performance of this onstage only adds to all the excitement. There is so much passion in this song and it tells the story of a battle in a powerful way. Possibly one of my favourite Hamilton songs of all time. - biancaurie

No it should be 5


This should be higher up - Youare4

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15 Burn

This HAS TO BE higher! This show Pippa (Phillipa)'s talented voice and ability! Its AMAZING. From Really Long notes to stay in a high pitch is 110% PERFECT

*SLIGHT SPOILER* This has made it all the way to 15th place, but it still needs to be higher! Phillipa's voice is so amazing in this song, and it really reflects the heartbreak Eliza must've felt when she read The Reynolds Pamphlet.

Just pure perfection..

This is my favorite song and shows all the emotions going through Eliza's head. It also makes me cry every time I listen to it. It was so sad and hilighted Phillipas voice with all the emotions.

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16 Right Hand Man

What’s wrong it sounds like a pop rap with so much meaning I would rather get killed by a noob in fortnite than see its place on this list.


17 What'd I Miss

It's funny this part when Maddison says "Where have you been? " and Jefferson replies "Uh, France? " LOL.

I like the instrumental version I guess - Puppytart

Jefferson is great and he knows it so here he comes hopping out his little boat from France in a fancy coat and throws shade at Hamilton the rest of the act. Fab entrance for a fab character.

I love this song so much Jefferson is my son

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18 Take a Break

From the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 at the beginning alluding to Phillip's death to the increasing emotional intensity with each subsequent chorus, this song is often overlooked but I think it's very pivotal song in the show. It also is just a beautiful song. So if you were to ask me who I promote, Take a Break has my vote.

My name is Phillip.
I am a poet.
I wrote this poem just to show it. - marshmallow123

I love this line:
"There's a lake I know...
In a nearby park...
You and I can go
When the night gets dark"

19 Washington On Your Side

This song is so catchy, and the music is so good

I love this song! What a good rap - Scr3aM

The harmony, flow and dynamics of this song is just.. ughhh so good.

20 The World Was Wide Enough

This should definitely be higher on the list. Most of this show was based upon the theme of legacy, and that shows especially through Alexander. He spends almost the entirety of the show trying to create a legacy. However, in this song, he accepts that making a legacy is "like planting seeds in a garden you never get to see..." And for once, he encourages someone to take their time, Eliza ("...Eliza! My love, take your time"). - Kit-Kat_Kawaii

So sad

Ok you all go die this is the best song it is so sad this should have been the last song go die burr when he said "he aims hi pistol at the sky wait" it gave me chills. then when hamilton was give that death monlog made me cry

The monologue of Legacy cuts deep, the feelings going through Burr’s mind after regretting the shot and simply “He aims his pistol to the sky- WAIT! ” Honestly sends chills.

21 One Last Time

Christopher Jackson probably has the best voice out of the male cast he really brings the house down

I had the privledge to see the amazing Chris Jackson perform this on Broadway and it legit made my cry. SO GOOD

I <3 Chris Jackson, he is incredibly talented, has a voice that blows away most singers you hear on the radio, and seems like a really nice person. Please get this outstanding song higher it's truly amazing if more people listened to it. ASTOUNDING performer

22 Aaron Burr, Sir

This song this song this song lol I love it s

Who else raps both parts and slightly changes positions based on which part it is? - AnonymousChick

Teacher: Pardon me-
Me: Are you Aaron Burr, sir? - Absolite

THIS IS THE BEST SONG IN THE WORLD I MET MY BEST FRIEND WHEN SHE WAS LISTINING TO THIS AND I SAID are you Aaron burr sir? And she replied that depends who’s asking and then we bust out laughing

23 Helpless

This is such a great song, and so catchy! It really shows how much Angelica cared about her sister.

24 The Story of Tonight
25 Blow Us All Away
26 Farmer Refuted

My dog speakers more elequently than the

I want to sing both parts... but I can't... I'll try anyways and sound stupid! - AnonymousChick

27 That Would Be Enough

This is the best song in Hamilton! Brang a year to my eye

Such a beautiful song! - SaoirseSeal

28 The Election of 1800

All I hear:
Hitler or Trump?
We know it's lose-lose!
Hitler or Trump?
But if you had to choose!
Dear fellow Americans! Torin SEaton doesn't stands a chance so who are you promoting?

I never thought it would be in the top 10, but 29 is too low

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All I Hear:
Hillary or Trump? (Hillary or Trump? )
We know its lose-lose!
Hillary or Trump? (Hillary or Trump? )
But if you had to choose?
Dear fellow Americans! Bernie Sanders doesn't stand a chance so who are you promoting? But if you had to choose?

This song is really overlooked, but just listening to it reminds me that America's faced these same issues since its inception, and we pulled through. - keycha1n

29 Your Obedient Servant


This is the most amazing song everrr

Why is this all the way down here? This song is painfully underrated

*inhale* T H E R E C O R D S C R A T C H T H O I T G I V E S M E L I F E
This song is so underrated. it sends chills down my back how Burr speaks. When he asks the questions at the beginning of each song he's doing it as a narrator, but in this, you can tell, he's not asking this question to narrate, his asking it to himself. He's so angry at Hamilton that he breaks character and mMmM IT'S SO GOOD SSKSKKS

30 The Reynolds Pamphlet

I love this song! The music is great, but honestly I love all Hamilton songs!

31 Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us

This is not a song it line from 'the story of tonight'... - ShebaDaDog

This is not really considered a Hamilton song. It is more commonly known as the Laurens Interlude. I honestly hate this song because it marks the death of my favorite character, John Laurens. Also, Alexander Hamilton starts to become more and more of a dickhead after this song.

32 Cabinet Battle #1

It's so funny and catchy, how is this so low?!

This is basically Epic Rap Battles of History. "Turn around, bend over, let me show you where my shoe fits! " Best line ever. - Absolite

Turn around bend over show you where my shoe fits

33 Hurricane

I don't think hurricane gets enough love it's a really good song Yes it has one sad line but otherwise it's great

It's so beautiful but it's the start of disaster...

Beutiful song honestly my favorite

34 History Has Its Eyes On You

Christopher Jackson sounds fantastic in this one! Combined with the ensemble, this track is EASILY one of my all time favorites!

35 Congratulations

Guys this song, is so awesome. First of all, I don't think it should've been cut from the show and second of all, it's amazing. Angelica is getting angry over Alexander hurting his sister while she probably still loves him. Then she confesses her pain to him about her marriage and hides the pain about how she wants him, but she gave him up for his sister. It's like Satisfied, but shorter and a wider range of emotions.

I don't think this a song - ShebaDaDog

This should be higher - Youare4


36 Stay Alive (Reprise)

This song is really beautiful

Why so low? It's so sad! - AnonymousChick

37 The Story of Tonight (Reprise)


38 I Know Him

Has to be my favorite King George III song ever!

This one is so funny!

39 Stay Alive
40 Ten Duel Commandments
41 Meet Me Inside

Why so low?

Call me son one more time! - AnonymousChick

42 What Comes Next?

What comes comes next youve been freed

Awesome! Wow! - AnonymousChick

43 Schuyler Defeated
44 A Winter's Ball
45 Cabinet Battle #2

The Cabinet Battles are why I hate this thing. - ProPanda

46 The Adams Administration

Fave Part "Sit Down John YoU FAT MOTHER$#&*@#! ". Cause to be honest, if the song comes up on shuffle, I Would yell that, even in school and My Parents.

47 We Know

Best vocals

48 Best of Wives and Best of Women

This should be lower it's the worst - Youare4


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1. Wait for It
2. The Schuyler Sisters
3. The Room Where It Happens
1. The Room Where It Happens
2. Wait for It
3. The Schuyler Sisters
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