How lucky we are to be alive right now: ‘Weird Al’ did a polka cover of Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton, this polka cover has been waiting in the wings for you — and now all of us can enjoy it.
At midnight on Friday, Lin-Manuel Miranda released the latest in his “Hamildrops” series of unreleased Hamilton content: A polka medley of songs from the hit musical performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Called “The Hamilton Polka,” Yankovic’s track remixes Hamilton songs, including “Wait For It,” “The Schuyler Sisters,” “The Room Where It Happens,” and the opening track, with a lot more accordion than the original tracks had.
Miranda is a longtime Yankovic fan and the two have since become friends — Yankovic did a digital #Ham4Ham, Miranda joined him on stage at one of his concerts, and the two were hanging out when they learned they were both getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Listen to “The Hamilton Polka” above.