The Songs From Hamilton That I Always Play First
Before listening to the soundtrack in entirety, all the way through and then probably again for good measure. In no particular order...
- •A Winter's Ball"But what do we have in common? We're reliable with the ladiesssss" is a lyric I try to work into everyday conversation as frequently as possible.
- •SatisfiedBecause Angelica Schuyler is bae. And this is a tight rhyme: "So I’m the oldest and the wittiest and the gossip in New York City is insidious".
- •Aaron Burr, SirBecause John Laurens, Lafayette, and Hercules Mulligan are my fave bros to work on pints of Sam Adams with. Yo yo yo yo what time is it?? Also love the pop chicka pop callback to Tupac's Soldier Like Me
- •The Schuyler SistersI think I already mentioned that Angelica is bae, but in this song she's soooooo bae, you guys. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, an' when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I'ma compel him to include women in the sequel!" #werk Also Aaron Burr with the "I'm a trust fund baby, you can trust me", it's all good things.
- •Right Hand ManBecause George Washington (pride of Mount Vernon) gets real a second, just a millisecond, anddddd the number of times they sing "32,000 ships in New York Harbor" adds up to 96k #intheheights. Also this song is just dope AF.
- •Cabinet Battle #1Mmmmm Jefferson v Hamilton rap battles are my jam. And I don't know how Hamilton always wins, Jefferson is kind of a way better rapper. Although my fave lyric is Hamilton's: "Or stay mellow, doin’ whatever the hell it is you do in Monticello".
- •It's Quiet UptownBecause I cry actual tears. RIP Philip.
- •HelplessBecause as I sing along to this song, I imagine my voice sounds like Elizabeth Schuyler's. Plus the Cypress Hill "Insane in the Brain" reference is one of my favorite call backs in the whole soundtrack.
- •Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)"Immigrants: we get the job done" being only one of many reasons for this one. Lafayette and Mulligan, and also this song taught me more about a major battle in American history than my entire higher education.