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VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Tal Fox
We love a great tune! Welcome to MsMojo, and today, we're counting down our picks for the tunes that raise a little hell (in a good way, of course) at the “Hazbin Hotel.” Some of these songs are related to major plot points, so spoilers ahead. Our countdown includes songs from episodes “Masquerade”, “Welcome to Heaven”, “Hello Rosie!” and more!

Welcome to MsMojo, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the tunes that raise a little hell (in a good way, of course) at the “Hazbin Hotel.” Some of these songs are related to major plot points, so spoilers ahead. What “Hazbin” your favorite tune so far? Let us know in the comments

#10: “Finale”

“The Show Must Go On”
Charlie and company may have won this battle, but the war is far from over. Though they thwarted Extermination Day, it came at a high cost. As Charlie mourns their losses, her father, Lucifer, lifts her spirits by reminding her of what she’s achieved and how much more she can do. The song gives us everything we could want from an Act One finale: every performer adds to the story, coming together to support Charlie’s vision. Alastor also teases a hint of what may be lurking behind that smile. The song wraps up the season perfectly, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats, eager for season two to drop.

#9: “Hell's Greatest Dad”

“Dad Beat Dad”
In a bid to reconnect with his daughter, Lucifer visits the hotel and offers to help out. Alastor jumps at the chance to use Lucifer’s absentee dad status against him to keep his hold on the hotel. What follows is a brilliantly whimsical showdown as Lucifer and Alastor compete for Charlie’s attention. Lucifer makes promises that would impress “Aladdin’s” Genie (think “Friend Like Me”). Meanwhile, Alastor reminds her of who’s been there since the hotel’s beginnings. Still, watching a demon and a fallen angel fight over something as pure and wholesome as parental love is absolutely delightful. Just as the song really hits its stride, Mimzy bursts in and steals the spotlight.

#8: “Out For Love”

“Hello Rosie!”
One of “Hazbin’s” most intriguing aspects is how it flips moral norms. Heaven’s righteous condemn the “bad” with no chance of redemption. When Vaggie connects with Overlord Carmilla, the only demon known to have slain an angel, she discovers a surprising truth: Carmilla wasn’t motivated by vengeance or anger but rather a fierce desire to protect her daughters— apparently, even in hell, love trumps all! Daphne Rubin-Vega sings this Flamenco-infused Latin rhythm that practically compels you to sway along. If the hotel crew were gearing up for a dance battle, a few bars of this melody, and they’d destroy the opposition, no problem. Our only complaint is that it’s way too short.

#7: “Stayed Gone”

“Radio Killed the Video Star”
This song serves as an excellent introduction to Alastor. It starts with Vox, one-third of the Vees Overlords, learning that Alastor has resurfaced and using his platform to issue a warning. It’s another epic sing-off, with more details than you can catch in one viewing: hint, check out the news ticker! Christian Borle delivers a powerhouse performance as Vox, infusing the song with an electrifying rock rhythm that builds as Alastor joins the airwaves to taunt him right back. As the focus shifts solely to Alastor, the tone darkens, with the radio demon delivering Vox’s threat back to him in a chilling manner. Now that’s one helluva way to make an entrance, huh!?

#6: “You Didn't Know”

“Welcome to Heaven”
This song delves deeper into the exploration of morality within “Hazbin.” After Charlie makes her case, she discovers even angels don’t know how souls reach heaven. Sera, an angel, is shocked by the treatment of demons and joins Charlie’s fight for justice. The number is packed with surprises and feels like an intense Act One finale, with exciting plot twists sung by a fantastic ensemble. Shoba Narayan, Patina Miller, Alex Brightman, Jessica Vosk, and more give outstanding performances that could easily bring the house down. If this was performed live, it would be one of those explosive Act One finales that leaves everyone gripped to their seats until the curtain rises on Act Two.

#5: “Respectless”

“Scrambled Eggs”
During a meeting of the Overlords, Velvette, another third of the Vees, bursts in and takes over. It doesn’t matter that she’s younger, smaller, and has less power than most others; she’s there to stir up trouble and doesn’t care who gets burned. Like “Hamilton” or “Six,” this song has all the components to appeal to an audience far wider than just show-tune lovers. It’s the type of track that’s equally at home on a Broadway stage or blasting through your headphones during a spontaneous dance party. While the song is such a banger, we have to admit that it’s Alastor’s post-number quip that steals the scene. He’s such a mood.

#4: “More Than Anything”

“Dad Beat Dad”
Lucifer, the big guy downstairs, reveals his softer side as he steps into the role of a protective dad, determined to shield his daughter from the pain he once felt. Among the witty banter and chaos of the series, this song stands out with its raw emotion, hitting us right in the feels. Jeremy Jordan’s soulful vocals and Erika Henningsen’s heartfelt delivery tug hard at the heartstrings. Come on, whoever thought Lucifer and his daughter could make us shed a few tears!? Meanwhile, “More Than Anything,” we just wanted to hug our own parental figures tightly. Charlie and Vaggie reprise the song in the season finale, bringing them closer than ever before.

#3: “Hell is Forever”

“Overture”
The core idea of “Hazbin Hotel” is that Charlie Morningstar, princess of Hell, wants to help demons redeem themselves to go to heaven instead of being wiped out due to hell’s overpopulation problem. As it turns out, heaven isn’t all halo and harps. In this song, Charlie pitches her plan to Adam, only for him to shut her down. Savagely, we might add. Seriously, Adam might’ve been the first man, but he’s also a first-grade jerk. Villains always get the best songs, and Adam’s is no exception. Still, it’s puzzling how he earned his place in heaven. Maybe anytime someone questioned it, he just hit them with a badass tune to distract them.

#2: “Poison”

“Masquerade”
This song was released as promotion for the series and reached no.2 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Billboard Chart. Upon first listen, we’d easily think it’s another of those catchy tunes about someone who can’t resist going back to a lover that they know is bad for them. However, once you pair it with the visuals, it’s so much more devastating. Angel Dust sings about how he’s in a bind with a terrible boss and nightmarish work conditions. He also details how he copes with his daily torment. A song this soul-destroying has no right being such a bop. Yet, this juxtaposition makes every lyric hit that much harder.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Welcome to Heaven,” “Welcome to Heaven”

Darren Criss Makes a Heavenly Saint Peter

“Inside of Every Demon is a Rainbow,” “That's Entertainment”

It’s Hard Not to Be Swayed by Charlie’s Pitch— You’ll Find This Song in the 2019 Pilot, Aired on YouTube

“It Starts with Sorry,” “Radio Killed the Video Star”

Charlie’s Determined to Show That No Demon Is Irredeemable

“Whatever It Takes,” “Scrambled Eggs”

We’ll Do “Whatever It Takes” to Make Sure This Ballad Gets the Appreciation It Deserves

“Ready for This,” “Hello Rosie!”

Who Knew That a Song About Rallying Cannibals Could Give Us an Appetite for Justice

#1: “Loser, Baby”

“Masquerade”
We all need friends who will build us up. Okay, so maybe Husk's methods are questionable but his intentions are, erm, good? His twisted encouragement empowers Angel to embrace and own his identity. When things seem rough, there's a strange comfort in knowing others experience similar struggles. We've all been there! Plus, it's an earworm! Is it any wonder fans sent it to the top spot on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100? Like “Poison,” it takes a harsh reality and sets it to a rhythm that will make you want to break out the jazz hands. If that isn't the epitome of “Hazbin Hotel,” we don't know what is.

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