With 2019 winding down and a new decade on the horizon, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared his favorite tunes to celebrate the start of 2020 with the following message to the CofC community on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019:

Dear Students,

I hope you are having a restful and enjoyable break.

With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching, I’m sharing a playlist with you that you can enjoy during the final days of the decade and well into the new year. Whether you’re watching the ball drop at home with family and friends or going out, I hope you have a safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve.

RELATED: Listen to President Hsu’s New Year’s Even Playlist on Spotify.

Let me know what you think of the playlist. As always, if you ever have songs to recommend, send them my way!

I look forward to seeing everyone back on campus in the new year!




Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.



New Year’s Eve Playlist

  1. Auld Lange Syne – The New Year’s Anthem – Mariah Carey
  2. 1999 – Prince
  3. Misbehavin’ – Pentatonix
  4. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  5. Theme From New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
  6. Funky New Year – Eagles
  7. Bringing In A Brand New Year – B.B. King
  8. Firework – Katy Perry
  9. New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift
  10. New Year’s Day – Pentatonix
  11. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  12. The Final Countdown – Europe