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A Ranking Of Every Song In Hamilton

The Definitive Ranking of all the songs from Hamilton as defined by a college student during finals week currently procrastinating on studying.

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43. The World Was Wide Enough

Ya not my favorite. I get it's important, but what can I say, I've been scarred before by acapella and this does not make it better. Sorry Ham

42. The Adams Administration

As memorable as John Adams' presidency.

41. Meet Me Inside

AKA, Hamilton gets angsty. Nobody wants that.

AKA, Hamilton gets angsty. Nobody wants that.

40. Schuyler Defeated

It's an interlude song, that's it. Plus points because I still can't figure if that's Phillipa Soo's voice or an angel's.

It's an interlude song, that's it. Plus points because I still can't figure if that's Phillipa Soo's voice or an angel's.

39. A Farmer Refuted

Hey, did you know that this guy (Samuel Seaburry) was in High School Musical before he got destroyed by Hamilton?

Hey, did you know that this guy (Samuel Seaburry) was in High School Musical before he got destroyed by Hamilton?

38. The Story of Tonight-Reprise

"You are the worst Burr..."

37. Stay Alive

Here just because of General Charles Lee. And Hamiton's cannon blast sound. Chicka-bloww

Here just because of General Charles Lee. And Hamiton's cannon blast sound. Chicka-bloww

36. Your Obedient Servant

Passive agressiveness, alive and well since 1804. P.S. I will now end all my correspondence with, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, A. Kerr

Passive agressiveness, alive and well since 1804. P.S. I will now end all my correspondence with, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, A. Kerr

35. Aaron Burr, Sir

It's a pretty cool song, don't love it, don't hate it. Burr rhymes with sir, cool. Points for introducing us to Lafayette, Hercules Mulligan, and John Laurens.

34. The Ten Duel Commandments

"Most disputes die and no one shoots" Lolzzzzzzzzzz

"Most disputes die and no one shoots" Lolzzzzzzzzzz

33. A Winter's Ball

The official anthem of every F*ckboy in America, if every F*ckboy in America had an appreciation of well written and well composed musical theatre. #dideitherofthemwanttomarryPeggy

The official anthem of every F*ckboy in America, if every F*ckboy in America had an appreciation of well written and well composed musical theatre. #dideitherofthemwanttomarryPeggy

32. We Know

"An immigrant embezzling out government funds"-love the way this is sung so so so so so much. Also, nice to know blackmail was a part of our politics way back when, good job America.

"An immigrant embezzling out government funds"-love the way this is sung so so so so so much. Also, nice to know blackmail was a part of our politics way back when, good job America.

31. Best of Wives, Best of Women

YES ALEXANDER, ELIZA WAS THE BEST OF WIVES AND BEST OF WOMEN, HOW NICE OF YOU TO FINALLY NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!

YES ALEXANDER, ELIZA WAS THE BEST OF WIVES AND BEST OF WOMEN, HOW NICE OF YOU TO FINALLY NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!

30. History Has it's Eyes on You

History has it's eyes on you Hamilton, no pressure though, just do you best.

History has it's eyes on you Hamilton, no pressure though, just do you best.

29. Hurricane

"Wait so is it a real hurricane?"- My friend who clearly does not understand this show/is not enjoying me listening to it during our study break

"Wait so is it a real hurricane?"- My friend who clearly does not understand this show/is not enjoying me listening to it during our study break

28. The Election of 1800

Love the different melodies here, plus Hamilton's takedown of Burr is pretty awesome.

27. Stay Alive- Reprise

So. Sad. When I stop crying I'd tell you that this song breaks my heart and that I may or may not have cried publicly in the library while listening to it. Bonus points for the incredible dubsmash that someone made singing Eliza's part, it's wonderful.

So. Sad. When I stop crying I'd tell you that this song breaks my heart and that I may or may not have cried publicly in the library while listening to it. Bonus points for the incredible dubsmash that someone made singing Eliza's part, it's wonderful.

26. Washington on Your Side

Four words... "Southern Motherf*cking Democratic Republicans"

Four words... "Southern Motherf*cking Democratic Republicans"

25. Blow Us All Away

Damn Phillip was such a player. Up points for his smooth moves but deduction for his interrupting a show, like honestly, could you imagine if you were watching Hamilton and someone came up to you during it and tried to challenge you to a duel? In the words of the great Stephanie Tanner, how rude!

Damn Phillip was such a player. Up points for his smooth moves but deduction for his interrupting a show, like honestly, could you imagine if you were watching Hamilton and someone came up to you during it and tried to challenge you to a duel? In the words of the great Stephanie Tanner, how rude!

24. That Would be Enough

Goddess Phillipa Soo graces us again with her voice and proves that Eliza is the best wife anyone could ask for. A beautiful song for a beautiful voice.

Goddess Phillipa Soo graces us again with her voice and proves that Eliza is the best wife anyone could ask for. A beautiful song for a beautiful voice.

23. The Story of Tonight

Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, Hercules Mulligan, and Lafayette = squad goals

22. Right Hand Man

The best introduction to a character ever. Like how badass do you think Christopher Jackson feels when he walks out to this song? George Washington badass.

The best introduction to a character ever. Like how badass do you think Christopher Jackson feels when he walks out to this song? George Washington badass.

21. Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

HERCULES MULLIGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20. The Reynolds Pamphlet

You tell me there's autotune on Broadway, and I slap you in the face like a soap opera star finding out that her boyfriend slept with her long lost twin sister. But... this is Hamilton, so of course it works. The only question I have, Alexander, why in the hell would you think Angelica was there for you? You cheated on her sister brah, she did NOT come here for you.

19. You'll Be Back/What Comes Next/I Know Him

I grouped all the King George songs together because, lets face it, they're basically all different versions of the same delightfully loopy, hilarious song. King George is wonderfully insane and the Groff can do no wrong. Also, who doesn't love "When push, comes to shove, I will send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love"

18. What Did I Miss

Thomas Jefferson, kind of the worst. This song, kind of the best.

17. The Cabinet Battle #1/#2

Definitely the way these issues were debated in reality. But real talk, these are the best rap battles I have seen ever, and I watched MTV's Wild and Out.

16. Guns and Ships

It's the song that I mumble noises and wave my hands around to pretending like I know the words!

So everyone give it up for American's favorite fighting Frenchman. Lafayette!!!!!

15. One Last Time

Christopher Jackson is a badass with a voice as smooth as honey. As the character's goodbye, this song shows how Washington was one of our greatest presidents and Jackson is his greatest portrayer. #dontgoGeorge

Christopher Jackson is a badass with a voice as smooth as honey. As the character's goodbye, this song shows how Washington was one of our greatest presidents and Jackson is his greatest portrayer. #dontgoGeorge

14. The Room Where it Happens

Leslie Odom Jr's voice in this song. Leslie Odom Jr.'s emotion in this song. Leslie Odom Jr.'s everything in this song. Listen to this song and then try to debate me on the fact that it isn't one of the best. You can't.

13. The Schuyler Sisters

Angelica!!!! Eliza!!! And the girl who's double cast. This song is pretty catchy, we get some killer Renée Elise Goldsberry rapping, some Philippa Soo perfection, and it introduces us to the character we all most identify with, Peggy. #Peggy2015

12. Wait For It

This song takes Aaron Burr, a character that could have easily been a one dimensional villain into a complex, sympathetic character that we care about, also Leslie Odom Jr, love me please.

11. Say No to This

Alright, alright, you can hate me for this one, but this is a damn catchy song. I know we all hate Alexander for cheating, and I know we think Maria Reynolds is the worst, and I know we're all heartbroken for the shows moral compass/saint, Eliza, but THIS IS A DAMN CATCHY SONG. I mean, "Uhoh, you've made the wrong sucker a cuckcold", that's genius. Plus that note that Jasmine Cephas Jones hits, its outstanding, and live, it's even more so.

Alright, alright, you can hate me for this one, but this is a damn catchy song. I know we all hate Alexander for cheating, and I know we think Maria Reynolds is the worst, and I know we're all heartbroken for the shows moral compass/saint, Eliza, but THIS IS A DAMN CATCHY SONG. I mean, "Uhoh, you've made the wrong sucker a cuckcold", that's genius. Plus that note that Jasmine Cephas Jones hits, its outstanding, and live, it's even more so.

10. Dear Theodosia

Leslie Odom Jr. has a voice as smooth as butter and this wonderful song from parent to child is beautiful. I wish my dad would sing me a song like this...sigh

Leslie Odom Jr. has a voice as smooth as butter and this wonderful song from parent to child is beautiful. I wish my dad would sing me a song like this...sigh

9. It's Quiet Uptown

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8. Take a Break

This is one of my favorite songs, so yes, it's high on this list and if you don't like it, FIGHT ME ON IT. I mean can we talk about Philippa Soo beat boxing? Amazing. Additional points awarded for Angelica's return (finally!) that blesses us with some more Renée Elise Goldsberry rapping and the lesson in the importance of grammar (WAS THE COMMA INTENTIONAL?!?!?). Minus points for the omission of Peggy in the Schuyler sister introduction reprise (#whereisPeggy)

7. Helpless

Aw Eliza, she loves him so much!!! Before we get into the messiness and heartbreak of Burn, Hamilton gives us happier times in the form of this song. Is Philippa Soo a human or angel sent from the heavens, we may never know, but what we do know is that she has the most beautiful voice and this song highlights that. Throw in Lin Manuel's rasp, Beyonce vibes, Angelica wanting to form a harem, the satisfying lyric that is "we were at a revel with some rebels on a hot night" and PEGGY and you have a winner. #Peggysinthisone

6. My Shot

If feel like I don't really have to give a reason for this one. If Hamilton is known publicly by one song, it might be this one, and for good reason, its awesome.

5. Alexander Hamilton

I love me a good exposition song and dammit is this a FANTASTIC one. The melodies and ensemble kill it in this one, so let's sing it together shall we?

What's your name man? ALEXANDER HAMILTON

4. Non Stop

This juggernaut of a song closes Act I and my god is it good. If you needed more proof that Lin Manuel Miranda is a genius, the way all of the shows different melodies blend together is crazy ("He will never be satisfied!!!!"=chills). This song has literally everything you could want from a song and if you ever need inspiration to do something, remember John Jay got sick after writing five, James Madison wrote 29, HAMILTON WROTE THE OTHER 51!!!

3. Burn

Philippa Soo is a literal angel sent to us by the Broadway gods. Her vocals on this track are equally beautiful and heartbreaking and when you see the show she is even more breathtaking. All hail goddess Philippa Soo!

2. Who Live, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

It's the big finale and it tears my heart out like Eliza reading the Reynolds Pamphlet (too soon?) The music, the ensemble harmonies, the realization that Lin Manuel Miranda told not only Hamilton's story but Eliza's, it's all too much and it's all perfect. Raise your hand if every time you listen to this song you think you're ok and then the ensemble sings "Elizaaa" and it's just puddles. Damn you Hamilton!!!

1. Satisfied

Yes. Satisfied is number 1. Of course. It is the best song. Hands down. It's catchy, a perfect mix of hip-hop and classical show tune, the sound mixing is incredible (yay sound mixers), it brings back other song elements ("Helpless!" "Ladies!") and it makes you feel something (sadness). And if you still don't agree with me, realize three fundamental truths as to why you should.

Number 1: This is one of Lin Manuel Miranda's best written songs ever. Like In the Heights, Bring it On, and Hamilton best. It's rap with classical broadway singing, all the while conveying a heartbreaking choice between two types of love. AMAZING!

Number 2: Renée Elise Goldsberry. She's a god and we mere mortals are all trash compared to her. She sings beautifully, conveys Angelica's heartbreak, and raps like's she's Busta Rhymes.

Number 3: Peggy makes her triumph return in this scene. Yay Peggy!

So there it is kids, feel free to tear it apart in the comments sections, but be kind, after finals, I don't know how much of a beating my self esteem can take. And remember, yay Hamlet!

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