What’s the most popular song from this musical and its film adaptation?



Dear Evan Hansen is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that has become a live-action musical. Both productions featured Ben Platt on songs like “Waving Through a Window,” but several songs from this original musical received praise from fans and Broadway critics.

Here are some of the most popular songs from this musical and movie, by number of plays on Spotify.

Ben Platt at a performance of “Dear Evan Hansen” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” | Lloyd Bishop / NBCU / NBCUniversal Photo Bank via Getty Images via Getty Images

“Dear Evan Hansen” opened on Broadway in 2016

Whether you’re a theater nerd or a lonely high school student, Dear Evan Hansen tell listeners that they will be found. This musical made its Broadway debut in 2016, introducing fans to the world of Evan Hansen.

In addition to winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Dear Evan Hansen won the Tony Award for Best Orchestration.

In 2021, Platt starred in the film adaptation of this musical, performing songs from the original stage production. This includes fan favorite songs like “Sincerely, Me”, “Waving Through a Window” and “For Forever”.

Of Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack of the film, the Sam Smith and Summer Walker version of “You Will Be Found” has the most flow. It currently has over 3.5 million plays, far surpassing songs like “Words Fail”. However, only certain songs from this soundtrack are played during the film.

Of these tracks, Platt’s film version of “Waving Through a Window” holds the most plays on the music platform with over 500,000 plays. The Broadway soundtrack has more parts in it than the movie, but, to be fair, it became available to stream in 2017 – roughly four years before the film’s debut.

Among Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen songs, “Waving Through a Window” has the most tracks, currently at a whopping 125 million streams. The second most popular song, according to Spotify, is “You Will Be Found”, performed by most of the original cast members. (Intentional pun.)

“Dear Evan Hansen” soundtrack features other well-known artists including Sam Smith and Carrie Underwood

The original Dear Evan Hansen The film’s soundtrack also includes songs performed by some of music’s greatest artists. Finneas recorded a version of “A Little Closer”. Tori Kelly performed “Waving Through a Window”. Additionally, some tracks feature Sam Smith, SZA, and Carrie Underwood.

Of course, Platt appears on most of the songs in this musical, acting as the main character. In both productions, Evan Hansen dealt with the loss of classmate Connor Murphy and the implications of a letter to the recently deceased acquaintance. Other actors in this film include Kaitlyn Dever as Zoe Murphy, Connor Murphy’s sister, and Amy Adams as Cynthia Murphy.

Dear Evan Hansen is now playing in theaters.

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