In a quarantined world occupied by myself, myself and Zoom, why not add a good back to school playlist to the mix? With the start of classes, Zoom’s fatigue will soon plague USC students. Through our fatigue, it is essential to feel good about yourself and to continue to be at our best. While this time in our lives can be marked by sitting in front of a lifeless, soulless piece of aluminum (or whatever it is from your computer), we can at least count on these optimistic confidence boosters. to make us grow (and dance). between our classes.
Bree Runway – “GUCCI” (feat. Maliibu Miitch)
As a playlist starter, “GUCCI” is an energetic collaboration of British rapper Bree Runway’s debut mixtape, “2000AND4EVA,” that’s sure to wake you up and get you ready to watch your hottest for this Zoom chat.
Flo Milli – “May I”
Flo Milli’s talent goes far beyond her TikTok hit, “Beef FloMix”. Track nine from his first mixtape, “Ho, why are you here?”, Is a banger to imagine a choreography and have everyone utter the rapper’s tagline, “Flo Milli Shit!”
Saweetie – “Best Friend” (feat. Doja Cat)
“Beep Beep! Is that my best friend in a Tessie?” Saweetie said as she got ready to do some hype with her friend Doja Cat. The hit not only encourages us to love each other but to spread our love to our besties.
Nelly Furtado – “Maneater”
This fierce comeback will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Even Nelly Furtado said the song was so lovely that a speaker caught fire while recording it.
Wonder Girls – “So Hot”
This 2008 K-pop classic reminds us that we are, indeed, “so hot” and “so good”. The song’s legacy continues through its performances by contemporary girl groups like Twice and Blackpink.
Tinashe – “Hopscotch”
Tinashe is a gem of R&B, continuing to prove his versatility and talent since his hit “2 On” in 2014. Hopscotch is a song from his fourth studio album, “Songs for You”, which shows his ability to create a song from hip-hop on his beloved city of Los Angeles.
Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”
It wouldn’t be a motivating playlist without a Nicki Minaj classic. Whether you’re a barbel or not, “Chun-Li” is a recent hit from Nicki Minaj that unleashes the inner “Street Fighter” of the listener.
Megan Thee Stallion – “Realer”
Megan Thee Stallion has had phenomenal success recently, and a look back at her catalog will tell you why. “Realer,” on her third mixtape, will make you feel like a hottie and push you through Zoom’s most boring lessons.
NERD & Rihanna – “Lemon”
“Lemon” is an upbeat track with vocals from Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. It’s about getting us dancing after class and intensifying our need for new Rihanna music.
ROSALÍA & J. Balvin – “Con Altura” (feat. El Guincho)
“Con Altura” global success is all about making every action count and making your efforts as strong as possible. The motivation of Rosalía and J. Balvin is certainly something we all need to get through the “Con Altura” semester.
Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”
The empowerment hymn “Yo Perreo Sola”, which means “I twerk alone”, can be interpreted in different ways. In times of coronavirus, we literally dance alone, and Bad Bunny reminds us that there is nothing wrong with that.
BLACKPINK – “Pretty Savage”
Arguably one of the biggest girl groups in the world, Blackpink brings an attitude that many aspire to have in “Pretty Savage” – the third track from their debut album.
Britney Spears – “Work Bitch”
One thing is certain: this semester is going to take some work to complete. Sometimes all we need is a push from Britney saying, “You better work, bitch.”
The Pussycat Dolls – “When I grow up”
One of the best ways to motivate yourself is to think about what we once wanted. “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls, a song that has defined many childhoods, helps us do just that and reminds us that our dreams, whatever they may be, might just come true.