We’ll admit, we’re big musical theatre fans here. There was a time when a song from a musical would easily do well in the charts and we feel that trend returning!
“Hamilton” by the genius Lin-Manuel Miranda took the theatre world by storm when it hit New York in 2016. With super-smart lyrics and an eclectic mix of musical styles, the unexpected smash hit told the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. It was the story of America then, told by America now.
It took AGES to decide which song to include and we implore you to check out the others further down this post, but we went with “My Shot” because celebrates being a work-in progress and inspires us all to grab every opportunity to make a change.
You might just spark a revolution…
“I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
Hey yo, I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwing away my shot”
Each week we’ll bring you a new song by artists we love and who we believe share the same message of diversity and progressive thinking we do. We believe bangers can be a source for good as well as just an ear-worm, so we hope you’ll find some new artists from loads of different genres.
Got some ideas for song of the week? Drop us a tweet @OurTeamQ