Get Inspired With President Hsu’s E-Learning Playlist

By |2020-04-06T08:33:15-04:00March 25, 2020|All News, Campus Life|Comments Off on Get Inspired With President Hsu’s E-Learning Playlist

With students spread far and wide for the final weeks of the spring semester, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared some select songs for encouragement and serenity with the campus community on Wednesday, March 25, 2020:

Dear Students:

Over the past week, many students have asked me to share a new playlist. So, here is my “Spring 2020 – e-Learning Mix/Together, Always,” a playlist of a few songs that I thought might provide some good background music or a little uplift to your day as we all sit in front of our computers doing work remotely.

These 25 songs, with a nod to our 250th anniversary (25 for 250, get it?), were recommended to me by faculty, students and my daughters. Some are inspirational, some are light-hearted, some poke fun at our current situation and some are intended to help calm the anxiety we all feel right now.

RELATED: Listen to President Hsu’s 2020 – e-Learning Mix/Together, Always Playlist on Spotify.

Let me know what you think. As always, please send me your recommendations so that I can include them in future playlists.

Per the last song’s tongue-in-cheek instructions, practice good hygiene and stay safe and healthy! Remember, even though we may be separated in this e-learning period, we are together, always!

Go Cougars!




Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston


Spring 2020 – E-Learning Mix/Together, Always 

  1. “Resilient” by Rising Appalachia
  2. “fever dream” by mxmtoon
  3. “Home” by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
  4. “Unstoppable” by Sia
  5. “Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons” recomposed by Max Richter
  6. “Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer
  7. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  8. “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World
  9. “Listen to the Music” by The Doobie Brothers
  10. “Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203” by Antonin Dvorak
  11. “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge
  12. “Clair de Lune, L. 32” by Claude Debussy
  13. “(What a) Wonderful World” by Sam Cooke
  14. “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra
  15. “Smile” by Nat King Cole
  16. “O’ Be Joyful” by Shovels & Rope
  17. “Move Toward the Darkness” from The Addams Family[I wish we could have seen this song and the entire musical performed live by our own theatre students this spring!]
  18. “Groove Is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite
  19. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  20. “Leaving, on a Jet Plane” by John Denver
  21. “Work from Home” by Fifth Harmony
  22. “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine
  23. “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
  24. “That’s Alright” by Ranky Tanky
  25. “Wash Your Hands” by Bobby Jones & The Raging Idiots