Listen, Lin-Manuel Miranda is a lyrical genius and a dedicated performer, but it needs to be said: if there's any song I'm forced to put in last place it has to be "Hurricane. Oh wow, he's about to come clean? Yeah, that's what he should've done nine songs ago. Yes, "The Adams Administration" is pretty funny and certainly moves the plot forward, but it isn't a banger that I want to blast in my car. Obviously I am too busy sobbing to properly appreciate or even really listen to this song. More often than not, I have to skip this one so that no drive-thru employee has to witness me openly weeping in my car when I pull up to the window. While this is a great scene that's filled with drama in the musical, the song itself isn't a show-stopper.
If you listen carefully, you can probably hear the sound of thousands of fresh Hamilfans being minted every day. To such newbies, those of us who've been listening to the soundtrack on heavy rotation since it was released in — one presidential administration and a lifetime ago — offer a very sincere and hearty welcome. If our experience is any guide, you're in for years of pleasant re-watching and re-listening. Perhaps you too will dive into the Hamiltome, the book of the show , or the Ron Chernow biography that inspired it. Perhaps you too will love its twisty wordplay so much you'll follow all the online breadcrumbs Lin-Manuel Miranda has left anyone looking for meanings and easter eggs. What follows isn't a ranking of the best songs in Hamilton ; there are already plenty of those. No, these are the songs, in order of their appearance, that keep me coming back to the soundtrack five years after I first heard it and four years after I first saw the show. These are the ones that didn't necessarily hit right away and the tunes that have only gained in power the more I've learned about them. This is a love letter to the lines and scenes that still randomly appear in my head in the shower. Your mileage may vary, but for me, these are the soundtrack tunes with the most staying power when played on repeat.
‘Satisfied’ has over 115 million plays on the streaming platform
By Michelle R. Martinelli and Hemal Jhaveri July 2, pm. Disney Plus released the highly anticipated Hamilton movie, a. Created by shooting three live performances on stage with the original Broadway cast in , as Deadline reported , the sung-through musical tells the life story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. It may seem impossible to pick a favorite song because, truly, there are strong arguments for maybe a dozen to be crowned the best. But we tried anyway and ranked every single song, combing one or two numbers when we felt it necessary. This is, undeniably, a subjective ranking based on our own personal preferences as extremely passionate fans, not music critics, who have listened to the soundtrack more times than we could ever attempt to count. We also recognize ranking songs from a musical is not comparable to ranking and reviewing songs on other types of albums, and not every song on the soundtrack was created equally — but most are sensational. That said, here is our ranking of 45 songs from Hamilton based on how much we love them. The song starts with Hamilton and Lafayette greeting each other, acknowledging and celebrating their immigrant roots, before pushing into a frenetic pace to simulate the speed, suspense and exhilaration of battle.
Nonetheless, we've ranked all 46 tracks in the show to try and find the best of the best. While he's not the most obvious figure to have a hip-hop musical written about him, Hamilton's life story captured the imagination of Miranda after he read Ron Chernow's biography of the founding father. To break down the soundtrack that propelled it to such heights, here's our ranking of every song in Hamilton. Ranking lowest by virtue of being short and more of a transition than anything else, "Schuyler Defeated" marks the moment when Alexander Hamilton discovers that his old friend Aaron Burr is tired of waiting. Unfortunately for the Hamilton family, Burr's first big move is to upset the Senate seat of Eliza's father, Philip Schuyler. Sandwiched in between "Satisfied" and "Wait For It," this reprise of "The Story of Tonight" is an important moment that allows the audience to slow down and absorb the impact of Angelica Schuyler's revelation. It's mainly made up of drunken banter between friends, but is nonetheless an enjoyable little segue with a heartfelt moment between Hamilton and Burr. Miranda's love of wordplay is on display early in the second song of Hamilton , "Aaron Burr, Sir," in which the eponymous antagonist's name is echoed in the line, " You punched the bursar. This exposition-heavy song finds Hamilton in a frustrating spot as Washington refuses to give him a command in the war, instead relegating him largely to letter-writing duties. One of the shortest songs in Hamilton is also one of the most amusing.