Top Ten Songs from the Broadway Show Hamilton

The Top Ten

1 Satisfied

Satisfied is not just about a girl that has a crush on her sister's husband, no. Satisfied is also teaching a lesson to anyone hearing it to learn to let go. Angelica loves Eliza more than anything and decides to let Alexander go despite as she said, "He will never be satisfied, I will never be satisfied..."

This song is overrated to me, I usually just skip it. All it does is introduce a love triangle that is irrelevant to the plot.

I will never be satisfied until this is #1


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2 Wait for It

I love how this gives an insight as to how deep Burr's character was, he may have been an orphan like Hamilton. But unlike Hamilton, he has the patience of a saint. Until the end of the musical during 'The World Was Wide Enough.'

I'm willing it wait for it! I'm willing to wait to actually get enough money to see hamilton!

No! This song should be number one. Combined with the pain in Burr's voice and the difficult reality of being one-upped makes this so relatable and sad... I feel so bad for the villain Burr

I’ve heard Leslie sing this live. It should be #1

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3 The Room Where It Happens

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.

The diversity in this song is great. It changes so much, and yet it always sounds like heaven. Not to mention it plays a really big role to the play and Leslie Odom kills it as Burr. Overall, a masterpiece of a song and definitely the best in this great musical.

When this was made I wish I was in the room where I happened

So good! - Ivystar

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4 My Shot

This is the "Lose Yourself" of Broadway.

They say I listen to Hamilton too much, I say I am not throwing away my shot

Look at these nerds rapping about the founding fathers, My day is getting dark so let me spell out my name, I am the AL-EX-AN-D-ER-WE are meant to be colony that runs independently

It's just a good song

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5 Non-Stop

I have never liked rap. Until Hamilton introduced me to the world. I loved Non-stop the best. Why? Because it gave me a good feeling. A you-can-do-anything feeling. It has a perfect harmony and beautiful combined lyrics. This is the first time I learned how to rap. How I knew to understand it. So now I'm NON-STOP!

Non-Stop is basically a perfect mini medley of the beginning of the musical, and it has so many quotable moments! There's no better way to end Act One than with this flawless song.

Non-Stop has samples from basically EVERY song and includes so many contrasting harmonies and characters. I always try to sing every part at the end, hah...

I absolutely love this song! it was a bit though to determine which one I liked better, I went with Non-Stop over Guns and Ships ( sorry Lafayette).
I think this song was a perfect way to end act 1 of the musical.

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6 The Schuyler Sisters

I can't stop listening to this song! So good! - Cartoonfan202

I love this song so much

Best song by far I've memorized after 2 days

And Peggy

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7 Alexander Hamilton

I first heard a parody of this song about General Hux, a character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I loved the parody and was interested in listening to the original. And boy, was I pleased. I listened to the rest of the soundtrack and just fell in love with it! Now, I need to go see this Broadway show live! - Supernatural

The first one I heard, and boy do I regret not listening to it sooner. Off to listen to the whole soundtrack! - keycha1n

Good song. I'm singing this one in an upcoming concert in school. - Gabriola

My friend introduced me to hamilton and this was the only song I knew. We'd sing duets, and since I didn't know the whole rap (at the time) she'd let me sing all of Lin's parts. She couldn't stopm laughing becuase I sing super 'princess-ly' - AnonymousChick

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8 You'll Be Back

One of my friends said they're too old for Hamilton. So I told her, "You'll be Back! " - NotYoursTruly

I am utterly shocked. My top five makes up five of the top six. I'll be back to check and see if my number one has moved up from sixth.

Jonathan Groff is absolutely PERFECT. He nails the part of King George III!

Got sick of Hamilton quickly, thanks to my little sister, but I still enjoy this song. Jonathan Groff's voice is amazing and it's too catchy for its own good.

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9 Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

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.

Eliza is my favorite character and it shows all of her loyalty and kindness. It brings tears into my eyes and my favorite, though Wait for It, Satisfied, and Burn are close.

A perfect, bittersweet ending! "Can I tell you what I'm proudest of? "

Don't worry Eliza, they told his story.

*sobbing* - Absolite

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10 Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

This is just the best song is Hamilton. I don't really like Hamilton that much (it's because it kinda shows the British as evil people and I'm British) but this song is just amazing. It's got rap, singing, an amazing tune, good story, captivating lyrics and call backs to other songs. In my opinion this should be #1. The world turned upside down... because this isn't #1.

Amazing. Just amazing. I'm so confused this wasn't number 1. It's just so energetic and you can see everyone playing in this put so much power in this. Personally, this isn't just the best of Hamilton but the best in all music. Even people into the musical should adore this song. Overall, Catchy, powerful and energetic as hell. definitely the best of the best!

I ADORE this song! It is amazing and the first time I heard it I'm like "Boi this is a great song" Let's get this higher on the list this song is OUTSTANDING! 5 STARS!

How is this only 14!?!? This amazing it is just amazing. I love every song on hamilton but this song is easly the best. Great lyrics Great melody Great everything! - B0S5J4M3S

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The Contenders

11 It's Quiet Uptown

The emotion in this song is absolutely incredible. For 4 minutes and 30 seconds, you go through what he was going through. Not to mention the glorious melody and harmonies.

In 4 minutes and 30 seconds, you go through what Hamilton went through. That's how emotional the song is. And then there's the beautiful melody and angelic harmonies.

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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12 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.

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.

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.

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13 Say No to This

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.

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

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

Jasmine was the perfect casting choice for Maria Reynolds, with that absolutely amazing voice.

But this song makes me so mad! HAMILTON, YOU MAN WHORE! - Absolite

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14 Guns and Ships

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!

This is my personal favorite, I played washington in the hamilton my school performed

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

My little Lafayette 😳

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15 Burn

This needs to by higher up on the list! It really shows how talented and beautiful Phillipa so's voice is. You can hear the raw emotion and deep feelings when you listen to this song. It's definitely one of the most poignant songs in the musical.

This NEEDS to be higher!

Just pure perfection..

#26? HER VOCALS ARE THE BEST THING EVER I don't think this should be #1 but AT LEAST IN THE TOP TEN come on GUYS

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16 What'd I Miss

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

How is this not #1

Where have you been uhh... france

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17 Right Hand Man


18 Washington On Your Side

I love this song! What a good rap - Scr3aM

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

19 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

20 The World Was Wide Enough

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 Aaron Burr, Sir

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

22 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!

23 Take a Break

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"

24 Hurricane

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

Beutiful song honestly my favorite

25 The Story of Tonight
26 The Election of 1800

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

27 Blow Us All Away
28 Farmer Refuted

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

29 Helpless

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

30 Cabinet Battle #1

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

31 The Reynolds Pamphlet
32 Stay Alive
33 Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us
34 Your Obedient Servant
35 Ten Duel Commandments
36 A Winter's Ball
37 The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
38 What Comes Next?

Awesome! Wow! - AnonymousChick

39 Cabinet Battle #2

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

40 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.

41 We Know

Best vocals

42 Stay Alive (Reprise)

This song is really beautiful

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

43 Best of Wives and Best of Women


44 Meet Me Inside

Call me son one more time! - AnonymousChick

45 That Would Be Enough

Such a beautiful song! - SaoirseSeal

46 Schuyler Defeated
47 I Know Him

This one is so funny!

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Top Remixes (13)

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
1. Satisfied
2. You'll Be Back
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