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Lin Manual Miranda gave us the amazing Hamilton: An American Musical and a bunch of bangers with it. The musical in all is fantastic with different styles of music ranging for rap to R&B and even ballads. Although Lin is an amazing songwriter and musician, there are still many songs that are better than others.
46. "Best of Wives and Best of Women"
There isn’t any wow factor for this song because it’s....well...boring. Hamilton is just being his normal self, writing away before his duel with burr the next day, and Eliza is telling Hamilton to stop working so much. Like literally, this happened like in 3 songs. It’s really short, only 47 seconds, so it’s not surprising that it’s on the bottom of the list.
45. "Meet Me Inside"
This song is just yelling. Literally. Hamilton and Washington are getting in a domestic and Hamilton gets triggered when Washington called him “son”. Though the tone is maybe a little catchy.
The song is beautiful. I can’t deny that. But Lin’s vocals and the all around blandness on how the song is performed leaves the song at the 44th place.
43. "Schuyler Defeated"
This song is a really cute transition from “Room where it happens”. Phillip is being his adorable self and Burr is finally taking his shot, which was Hamilton’s father in laws seat in the senate.
42. "The Adams Administration"
The start of Hamilton’s downfall. Burr gives us a summary of what led to his destroyed reputation. It’s catchy and Burr’s voice is always nice to listen to.
41. "A Winter's Ball"
"We're reliable with the LADIES!!" Such a fun song and a nice transition towards "Helpless".
40. "Your Obedient Servant"
It’s catchy and angry, all while being punctual. This song shows presents to us the letters between Hamilton and Burr leading up to Burr challenging Hamilton to a duel.
39. "The Story Of Tonight"
Such a heartfelt song of friendship. This song makes me really love ACT 1 because it was before everything went to crap.
38. "I know him"
King George’s sass is unmatched. All his songs deliver the comedy, sass, and vocals and I applaud Jonathan Groff for giving a fantastic performance.
37. "Stay Alive"
Such an intense song. This song showcases the struggles of the war and how Laurens ended up dueling Lee for Hamilton.
36. "What Comes Next"
Jonathan groff brings it AGAIN! What a talented man.
35. "Stay Alive (Reprise)"
This song is just sad. But do I still bawl to this song in the shower? Yes. "Un-deux-trois-quatre-cinq-six-sept-huit-neuf"
34. "That Would Be Enough"
Though this song is not a personal favorite, I can’t deny Phillipa’s raw talent. Her voice made this song and I can’t help but to stan.
33. "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)"
This song is so funny. That’s what puts it above the first song. Drunk Laurens and Layfette are so precious. The little dance they do in the musical is super cute. Burr's "smile more" to Hamilton makes me melt.
32. "It's Quiet Uptown"
Renee’s vocals at the beginning, and the end of this song is an amazing touch. Though this song is a sad one, it’s just so pleasant to listen to. Thankfully Lin’s vocals are a little better here.
31. "Ten Duel Commandments"
One of my favorites. I rap to this song in the shower daily. Laurens is ready to duel Lee, and our cast gives us a rundown on how the duel is supposed to go. Perfect lyrics, catchy tone, and just an all around excellent song.
30. "History Has Its Eyes On You"
Christopher never misses with his vocals. This song is such an important one to the plot with lyrics that foreshadow the ending of the musical.
29. "Farmer Refuted"
This song is how I practice my British accent. The little quarrel between Hamilton and the messager is highly entertaining to listen to. Do I try to sing both parts in the shower? Yep.
28. "Cabinet Battle #1"
Lin really is a musical genius. The way he presents a cabinet battle as a rap battle is just GENIUS. I really appreciate Lin for this one.
27. "Right Hand Man"
What a crowd pleaser. This song is bound to have you dancing away and rapping with Washington.
26. "Blow Us All Away"
Phillip Hamilton is such a dream boat! Anthonys vocals are on point and he brings a certain charm to his character. This song is super catchy and I love it!
25. "Cabinet Battle #2"
This one just hits differently than the first one. Jefferson's "Daddy's calling" at the end just made the whole thing.
24. "The World Was Wide Enough"
I recite Hamilton’s little death monologue often. Yes, this song is sad but the lyrics are a masterpiece.
23. "Aaron Burr, Sir"
The rap segment with Laurens, Lafayette, and Mulligan made the whole song. The first iconic "smile more".
22. "We Know"
The carribean beat to this song makes it super enjoyable. Daveed is super funny in this song.
21. "Alexander Hamilton"
Iconic. This song starts the play off and really sets the tone for the musical.
20. "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)"
Such an amazing song to see in person. The end of the song when Lafayette says "Freedom for America, freedom for France" I literally got chills.
19. "The Reynolds Pamphlet"
Intense, catchy, and a little bit funny. Daveed kills this song and Angelica’s little segment was amazing, like everything she does. Hamilton finally gets what was coming to him.
18. "Election of 1800"
“Can we get back to politics? Please? Yo.” The song presents the election that warranted Burr to challenge Hamilton. Like Daveed does with every song he sings, he managed to entertain us.
17. "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story"
Super sad, but Phillipa’s voice is so angelic. The gasp at the end? Iconic.
I’m sorry, I’M SORRY, but Burn is not a favorite of mine! Phillipa’s vocals are beautiful (as always) but First Burn is SO MUCH BETTER. Like if First Burn was in the musical I’d be in my top 5.
Now to the top 15!!!
15. "My Shot"
This is one of the most fun songs in the musical. It literally makes me want to jump out of my seat and yell "RISE UP, RISE UP".
14. "You'll Be Back"
Comedic genius. I believe that Jonathan Groff is the only one that can play this role perfectly. This pop ballad sung by King George will forever be a fav.
13. "Dear Theodosia"
Did Hamilton need to be in this song? No. The song is literally called Dear THEODOSIA but I will let it pass because Leslie’s voice is so beautiful
12. "Guns and Ships"
Daveed has done it again ladies and gentlemen. You can't tell me you don't rap to this song in the shower.
11. "Take A Break"
Angelica and Eliza's voices together? Pure bliss.
10. "The Schuyler Sisters"
This song is probably the most known because it’s freakin iconic. Well, of course it’s iconic it has three of the best singers in the whole play.
Super cute song. Phillipa's voice is why it's so high up on this list.
8. "Wait For It"
You can feel Burr's frustation in this song. Leslie is such a talented preformer that this song makes me feel something.
7. "What'd I Miss"
The first word that came to my mind describing this song was 'fabulous'. Because, yeah, this song and Jefferson are super fabulous. I thank Lin for writing this song.
6. "One Last Time"
A personal favorite of mine. Washington’s goodbye is so heartfelt it will always have a place in my heart.
5. "Washington On Your Side"
This song is SO MUCH FUN. Burr, Jefferson, and Madison planning Alexander's demise is super satisfying. I don't know why.
4. "Say No To This"
This girl needed more songs. Have you heard her voice?? Jasmine made this whole song.
This song is perfect chaos. So much to love. The whole cast is amazing and when they all sang their parts together near the end....woah.
2. "The Room Where It Happens"
LESLIE ODOM JR!!! Talent. Pure, raw talent. The song style itself is phenomenal, and this is one of the best ‘villain’ songs ever.
Perfect writing. Perfect executional. More than perfect voice. What else could you expect? It's Renée Elise Goldsberry.