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.
  1. Alexander Hamilton
    A perfect set-up. Enables the audience to jump immediately into Hamilton coming to America and immediately into the conflicts he would face.
  2. 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.
  3. The Schuyler Sisters
    I 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!"
  4. Helpless
    The story of Alexander and Eliza falling in love. Incredibly sweet and Eliza is so freaking endearing that it's almost unbearable.
    Hands 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.
  6. Wait For It
    One thing this musical does is give the "villain" (Aaron Burr) some really powerful moments. This is one of them.
  7. What Comes Next?
    Jonathan Groff as King George. Delightful.
  8. What'd I Miss?
    Thomas Jefferson as a smooth talking, clever, handsome, party boy. I'm in love.
  9. Cabinet Battle #2
    So instead of debating, the founding fathers have a rap battle. That should be all I have to say.
  10. The Room Where it Happens
    The pivotal "villain song". Fans of Disney villain songs should enjoy this. It has a real "Be Prepared" vibe that I dig.
  11. Take a Break
    I 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.
  12. The Reynolds Pamphlet
    The 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.
  13. Burn
    Eliza's reaction to Hamilton's affair. Heartwrenching.
  14. Blow Us All Away
    Hamilton's eldest son, Phillip, dies in a duel over someone disparaging Alexander. Devastating and foreshadowing.
  15. The World Was Wide Enough
    The duel with Burr. Prepare to cry.
  16. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
    Closing number and an amazing tribute to not only Alexander, but Eliza as well.