With final exams for the fall 2022 semester beginning this week, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, shared his latest playlist to give students a little extra motivation:

Dear Students,

Happy Reading Day!

I hope you all had a great semester, one in which you gained much new knowledge and sharpened your critical thinking skills.

As you study for your fall-semester finals, this playlist of songs may provide you a moment of escape and a chance to reset your energy. I encourage you to take frequent breaks so that you can be as focused and as productive as possible in your preparation for your final assignments and exams.

Check out the playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6iXJlfxGI0PP1JtxZfdlu1?si=bbb24f76cdbc4e09

These songs were suggested to me by students, faculty, staff, alumni and, of course, my daughters. They represent a wide range of musical genres and tastes, so there is a little something here for everyone.

Best of luck and happy listening!


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


Fall Finals 2022 Playlist

  1. “Break My Soul” – Beyonce
  2. “Wild” – Spoon
  3. “Finesse” – Pheelze, BNXN fka Buju
  4. “Everywhere” – Fleetwood Mac
  5. “Ya No Somos Ni Seremos” – Christian Nodal
  6. “The Lightning II” – Arcade Fire
  7. “Lights On” – Tyler, The Creator; Ryan Beatty; Santigold
  8. “American Teenager” – Ethel Cain
  9. “Hero of the Day” – Metallica
  10. “Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift
  11. “Ruby Soho” – Rancid
  12. “Lift Me Up” – Rihanna
  13. “Friday I’m in Love” – The Cure
  14. “I’m a Mess” – Avril Lavigne, YUNGBLUD
  15. “Heads Carolina, Tails California” – Jo Dee Messina
  16. “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  17. “Bailé Con Mi Ex” – Becky G
  18. “First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes
  19. “Angel” – Jimi Hendrix, ZAYN
  20. “GingaMingaYo (the strange world)” – Billlie
  21. Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92. 2. Allegretto – Ludwig van Beethoven
  22. “Flashdance … What a Feeling” – Irene Cara
  23. “荣耀的战场 (Battlefield of Glory)” – R1SE
  24. “Send Me on My Way” – Rusted Root
  25. “Hot Chocolate” – Tyler, The Creator and Jerry Paper
  26. “As It Was” – Harry Styles
  27. “Ahead by a Century” – The Tragically Hip
  28. “Kind of Girl” – MUNA
  29. “Should I Stay or Should I Go” – The Clash
  30. “Eden” – Tallies
  31. “Archie, Marry Me” – Alvvays
  32. “Good Vibrations” – The Beach Boys