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Playlist: It's not USC without 'U'

With a new semester beginning, USC's campus has come back to life. Residence halls are filling with students, the Horseshoe is dotted with picnic blankets and beach towels and Russell House is once again 'bustling.' 

Whether you're starting your first year at USC or savoring your last year as a Gamecock, the start of a new semester can be exciting. To match this thrilling timehere's a playlist to help you embrace the promise of the semester ahead. From familiar favorites by artists like Kid Cudi and Kings of Leon to USC staples such as “Sandstorm” and a Hootie & The Blowfish, these energetic songs are sure to help you start your school year on the right foot. 

"Rollercoaster" — Bleachers

"Want You Back" — HAIM

"Quarterback" — Wallows

"Crash My Car" — COIN

"All That I’m Craving" — Aidan Bissett

"Only Wanna Be With You" — Hootie & The Blowfish

"August" — flipturn

"Just like Heaven" — The Cure

"South" — Hippo Campus

"Sex on Fire" — Kings of Leon 

"Say My Name" — Prince of Eden

"Motivation - Recorded at Electric Lady Studios NYC" — MUNA 

"Disciples" — Tame Impala

"On + Off" — Maggie Rogers

"Upper West Side" — King Princess

"One More Weekend" — Maude Latour

"Hits Different" — Taylor Swift

"Less Than Zero" — The Weeknd

"Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2" — PinkPantheress, Ice Spice

"Sunday Morning (feat. Josie Dunne)" — Matoma, Josie Dunne

"Pursuit Of Happiness (Nightmare)" — Kid Cudi, MGMT, Ratatat 

"Doses & Mimosas" — Cherub

"Sandstorm" — Darude