Monday, June 17, 2024

Phenom: “Hamilton” Soundtrack Is Now Number 1 AND 2 on iTunes, With Six Tracks on the Singles Charts


I told you already this week, the “Hamilton” soundtrack is number 1 on iTunes, where it’s selling downloads by the thousands.

“Hamilton” is actually number 1 AND number 2, as there two different versions, explicit and clean. The former is number 1.

But now six different tracks from the album are on the singles chart. This means sales are really rocking.

The top one right now is “You’ll Be Back,” featuring Jonathan Groff as the pouty King George, at number 11. It’s followed by “Helpless,” at number 36, sung by Tony winner Phillipa Soo as Eliza Schuyler. That version actually comes from the soundtrack album. But if they would release the version Soo did on Jimmy Fallon with the Roots and the cast, they’d have an even bigger hit.

Then comes the title song, at 41, “My Shot” at 44, “Satisfied” at 48, and “Wait for It” at 83.

I’m actually surprised “The Room Where it Happens” isn’t on the chart and higher than all of these. But with the DisneyPlus release of the show a massive hit, almost any of the tracks can jump in now.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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