As part of its Disney+ Originals catalogue, OSN Streaming has debuted the much-awaited film version of the Lin-Manuel Miranda hit musical, “Hamilton.” Here are the top tracks – from the show’s first half so we don’t include spoilers – you’ll have on repeat after watching.
‘Hamilton’ songs you’ll have on repeat
It would be criminal not to include the opening number of the show, as it reels you in from the very first second and sets a gripping pace and tone for what’s yet to come. It’s also where the lead character introduces himself.
‘The Schuyler Sisters’
We see a shift in narrative when the characters Angelica, Eliza and Peggy Schuyler make their first proper appearance, with this powerful anthem that touches on gender inequality. Standout lyrics: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal/And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, Ima compel him to include women in the sequel!”
During a Twitter watch party with the cast, Miranda revealed that “Satisfied,” which Angelica performs, is his all-time greatest “Hamilton” track. “I’ll never top it, as long as I live. From idea to Tommy and Andy and Lac’s work to Renee’s flawless execution. Will never top it. #HamiltonFilm,” he tweeted.
‘You’ll Be Back’
Enter King George III of the United Kingdom, who is quite the flamboyant and sarcastic character in “Hamilton.” Miranda has described it as a “breakup letter from King George to the colonies.”
‘Wait for It’
Performed by Leslie Odom Jr., “Wait for It” focuses on Aaron Burr’s relationships with Theodosia and Hamilton. It presents the iconic lyrics: “Death doesn’t discriminate, between the sinners and the saints,” which ring true in any time or era.
This beautiful ballad, shared by Burr and Hamilton, sees them welcoming their respective children (Theodosia and Philip), showing their determination to not fail as fathers, whilst drawing comparisons to their own orphaned upbringings.