Top 10 Best Songs from the Broadway Show Hamilton
Out of all the character songs, Wait for It doesn't only speak to who Burr is but is the perfect antithesis to Hamilton's My Shot. Self preservation vs Risk taking. Make it vs Wait it out. A fast paced hip hop song vs an emotional ballad. This song along with Room Where It Happens, establishes Burr as not only Hamilton's opposition but his equal. As another main character.
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.'
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
This is Burr fully. Here we understand him, and he tells us how he isn't staying out of it, he's waiting for his opportunity.
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.
The room where it happens is a perfect description of what actually happened in history. however it was told from the point of you of someone who was not there which I think is the most genius part of it all. especially relating back to wait for it and how burr and happy that he's always second to hamilton. When the music stops and burr sings "I- I wanna be in the room where it happens" My heart stops.
The room where it happens is easily my favorite song in the show. it gives us insight to burr's point of view-not wanting to pick a side, but wanting to be involved
I love so many of the hamilton songs, here is a list of my top ten,
4. The room were it happens
5. Wait for it
6. Cabinet battle #1
7. Its Quit Uptown
9. Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells your Story
10.Take a Break
The only reason why I love Satisfied so much is because it is so relatable in many ways. Its also adds more understanding into the story, when it shows Angelica´s side of the story when meeting Alexander. It just has also such a good rhythm I just love it.
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..."
The second most heartbreaking song yet this one sticks to my mind more as the rewinded point of view from the girl who gave up the guy is so beautiful, combine that with the rapping from angelica to the beautiful singing and you've got an amazing song that changed my life.
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.
There is not one line in this masterpiece of a song I would change. Essentially the underdog anthem of a way to talkative young man who is new in a city and dreams to change the world inspiring a ragtag group of friends to get drunk and dream. Although some mag hate the rap, I believe rap is the only form where you could successfully drill the message of this song into.
Because I'm just like my country I'm young scrappy and hungry and I'm not throwing away my shot!
I can see why this took a year to write. This is a lyrical masterpiece.
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry and I'm not throwing away my shot!
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!
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.
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 can't stop listening to this song! So good!
I love Angelica's part in this.
I love this song so much
This is just a good 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.
The third most emotional song of the whole musical. When you remember that Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story and It's Quiet Uptown exist, you realize third isn't a bad placing. The harmony between Burr and Hamilton in the pre-chorus (my father wasn't around...) is just... perfection.
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.
Just the right amount of over-the-top craziness. The lines are written beautifully, even for a character who is often considered comedic relief.
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.
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.
One of my friends said they're too old for Hamilton. So I told her, "You'll be Back! "
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!
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
The first one I heard, and boy do I regret not listening to it sooner. Off to listen to the whole soundtrack!
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'
Phillipa so has an angelic voice that etches its mark onto your heart. I don't understand why That Would Be Enough or Burn is not here, but I know it would be in the Top Three of Hamilton Songs that make you cry. This is a heart-wrenching song, telling about the untold story of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father. Hamilton is a founding father, very important to our nation, but hardly gets credit or recognition. Phillipa so's voice is great to finish the play and the song will be playing over and over again in our minds...
YES ELIZA! IT was ENOUGH! *cries*
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.
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.
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.
I am literally listening to this song right now it is just so great. Love the Hercules mulligan part like it was just great. And the iconic scene "Immigrants we get the job done!"
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 cannot believe that this song is so low! This is easily the best song in the musical, and when you see it in person, it's even better. I'm a big fan of Yorktown, The Room Where It Happens, and You'll Be Back. They are my favorites from Hamilton
How could you not love this song. Following Elizas promise in "Burn" she has taken herself out of the narrative, which is why she only utters one line in the song (more on that later) in the wake of her sons death she still refuses to speak, instead the song is told through Alexander and Angelicas point of view. Angelica has taken over her sisters narrative. Alexander is clearly broken which can be heard in the soft croaking speak singing Lin Manual decided upon for his character. Angelica and the Ensembles singing stuns and turns people to tears (no seriously though) When Eliza does finally speak its to utter "its quiet uptown". The heartbreaking moment when you realize that she can't take anymore loss so she is beginning to forgive her husband hurts for too many reasons. Just wow !
This is my favorite song of all time in Hamilton because it's a really pretty song and sad at the same time. I'm so obsessed with this song that I had to self teach myself how to play it on the piano and then played it at a talent show. I'm personally offended that this great song that tells a story isn't in the top 5.
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.
I wish I can rap..
This is one of the best and fastest Hamilton songs in my opinion!
Someday I will be able to rap this.
Why is this song not in the top 10!?
I can rap this entire song.
This is more of a personal favorite. Burr doing his normal narration thing believes maybe this one is better left to Hamilton to tell. (hinting at Hamilton later spilling the tea ((ha)) himself in The Reynolds Pamphlet) Then the embarrassed and regretful hamilton sings a song that allows himself the pleasure of being regretful yet still making the terrible decisions he made. Add that to Mrs. Reynolds "please stay" cries and you got yourself a pair of sympathetic villains in this narrative. And an Anakin Favorite.
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.
Even the background cellos are sexy.
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.
*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.
A song that will either bring you to tears or make anger boil up inside you. Elizas declaration of "ENOUGH" to alexander. as she burns him and his letters. Her heartbreak and pain is relatable and her removal from the narrative is fitting and powerful
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.
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.
Not only does this song sound amazing, Daveed performs it extremely well live and seeing him made me sooo happy.
Headfirst into a political abyss!
How is this not #1
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
I had the privledge to see the amazing Chris Jackson perform this on Broadway and it legit made my cry. SO GOOD
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.
My sister is my right hand man.
I don't even know where two begin. Burrs narration! The weaving in again of the three duals that changed Hamilton's life (his sons death, his sons birth, and his own death) The "I imagine death" for the third time this time with no beat or melody. Where as in Yorktown there was both and in My shot just a beat. Lin Manual is a genius
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").
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.
In my opinion, this is one of the most underrated songs in the entire musical.
This is such a great song, and so catchy! It really shows how much Angelica cared about her sister.
So underrated! Deserves to be higher!
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.
This one is honestly my favorite.
I love this song! What a good rap
This is basically Epic Rap Battles of History. "Turn around, bend over, let me show you where my shoe fits! " Best line ever.
It's so funny and catchy, how is this so low?!
Christopher Jackson sounds fantastic in this one! Combined with the ensemble, this track is EASILY one of my all time favorites!
"If you stand for nothing Burr, what'll you fall for?" - This is the line that made me fall in love with Hamilton. The whole thing is just so beautifully written.
Who else raps both parts and slightly changes positions based on which part it is?
I don't know why... but I really like this song!