With final exams for the spring 2022 semester beginning later this week, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, shared some songs to help students study:

Dear Students,

Happy Reading Day! I hope you have had a productive semester and that your preparation for finals is going well.

When you need a study break (and I suggest you take several!), here are a few songs recommended to me by my daughters, your classmates, faculty, staff and friends that might help clear your mind and lift your spirits.

Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5piW3mFLUPePWSYc2RyVCq?si=50cb643f36504681

As the Impressions sing on the last track, “Now everybody clap your hands / Give yourself a chance / You’ve got soul, everybody knows / That it’s all right.”

Yes, it’s all right. Good luck, Cougars! You got this!


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

Spring 2022 Finals Playlist

  • “A Little Bit of Love” by Weezer
  • “Just a Cloud Away” by Pharrell Williams
  • “Spring Day” by BTS
  • “If I Was a Cowboy” by Miranda Lambert
  • “RUMBATÓN” by Daddy Yankee
  • “Maybe This Time” by Liza Minnelli
  • “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
  • “I Love Rock ’n Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd and Ariana Grande
  • “Keep on Calling” by Nilüfer Yanya
  • “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” by Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • “Rise Up” by Andra Day
  • “As It Was” by Harry Styles
  • “Right Down the Line” by Gerry Rafferty
  • “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes
  • “Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend
  • “Life Goes On” by Oliver Tree
  • “Run” by Dolly Parton
  • Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Op. 1: No 5 in A Minor performed by Augustin Hadelich
  • “Silver Lining” by Kacey Musgraves
  • “Good Ones” by Charli XCX
  • “Le Coeur nous anime” by Ben Mazué and Poupie
  • “Westcoast Collective” by Dominic Fike
  • “Sweet Life” by Frank Ocean
  • “It’s All Right” by the Impressions