MY FAVORITE SONGS FROM THE NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL, HAMILTON
It's an incredibly dense, but fan-fucking-tastic show. So in my opinion, here are the "must hear" songs if you can't bring yourself to listen to the entire 2.5 hour soundtrack.
- •Alexander HamiltonA perfect set-up. Enables the audience to jump immediately into Hamilton coming to America and immediately into the conflicts he would face.
- •My Shot"I'm just like my country, I'm young, scrappy, and hungry and I am not throwing away my shot." Maybe my favorite line from the show.
- •The Schuyler SistersI lied above. My favorite line in the show is Angelica Schuyler singing "we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. And when I meet Thomas Jefferson? Imma compel him to include women in the sequel!"
- •HelplessThe story of Alexander and Eliza falling in love. Incredibly sweet and Eliza is so freaking endearing that it's almost unbearable.
- •SATISFIEDHands down, the best song in the entire show. I'm not going to give anything away but be sure to listen to Helpless immediately before Satisfied.
- •Wait For ItOne thing this musical does is give the "villain" (Aaron Burr) some really powerful moments. This is one of them.
- •What Comes Next?Jonathan Groff as King George. Delightful.
- •What'd I Miss?Thomas Jefferson as a smooth talking, clever, handsome, party boy. I'm in love.
- •Cabinet Battle #2So instead of debating, the founding fathers have a rap battle. That should be all I have to say.
- •The Room Where it HappensThe pivotal "villain song". Fans of Disney villain songs should enjoy this. It has a real "Be Prepared" vibe that I dig.
- •Take a BreakI don't know why I like this song so much. It shows the deep (possibly more than) friendship between Alexander and Eliza's sister, Angelica.
- •The Reynolds PamphletThe song about Hamilton's THREE YEAR infidelity with a woman who's husband was blackmailing him. The man threatened to go public so Hamilton took it on himself to tell the truth to the public. I'm not exaggerating when I say I clap every time Angelica sings her verse in this. SLAY, MAMA, SLAY.
- •BurnEliza's reaction to Hamilton's affair. Heartwrenching.
- •Blow Us All AwayHamilton's eldest son, Phillip, dies in a duel over someone disparaging Alexander. Devastating and foreshadowing.
- •The World Was Wide EnoughThe duel with Burr. Prepare to cry.
- •Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your StoryClosing number and an amazing tribute to not only Alexander, but Eliza as well.