Thursday, January 3, 2013

10 Songs Written Just for USC

Sometimes, things just go together. Like a hammer and nails, socks and shoes. They go hand in hand like rhythm and blues.

And in this case, it seems like the following artists had visions of USC when writing these songs. Which makes sense when you consider many songs are written from times of despair and sadness, of broken hearts and longing, of no hope or purpose.

So, check out the following 10 songs and see for yourself how perfectly they correlate to USC:

  1. Hotel California by The Eagles
    You can check-out any time you like
    But you can never leave

    The guys at the Whitney didn't have to check-out either - until the NCAA decided to check-in
  1. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
    I lead a life of crime Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
    For a fee, I’m happy to be your back door man
    Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

    The recruiting mantra of USC
  1. That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Ooooh that smell
    Can't you smell that smell
    Ooooh that smell
    The smell of death surrounds you

    Is it the ice or just Billy Brice?
  1. Get a Haircut & Get a Real Job by George Thorogood
    I was a rebel from the day I left school
    Grew my hair long and broke all the rules
    I'd sit and listen to my records all day
    With big ambitions of where I could play
    My parents taught me what life was about
    So I grew up the type they warned me about
    They said my friends were just a unruly mob
    And I should, get a haircut and get a real job

    You are certainly welcome to cut your hair, but good luck getting a job (that whole USC thing...)
  1. Misery by Soul Asylum
    Did you satisfy your greed, get what you need
    Was it only envy, so empty
    Frustrated, Incorporated
    Frustrated, Incorporated

    It was envy - of their upstate foes and SEC brethren
  1. Down in a Hole by Alice in Chains
    Down in a hole, feelings so small
    Down in a hole, losing my soul
    Down in a hole, feeling so small
    Down in a hole, outta control

    What it must feel like living in the armpit
  1. Born Country by Alabama
    I was born country and that’s what I’ll always be
    I gotta hundred years of downhome runnin through my blood

    Having Honey Boo Boo, Ric Flair, & Dale Jr as fans is no coincidence
  1. The Great Pretender by The Platters
    Yes, I’m the Great Pretender
    Just laughin’ and gay (the happy kind) like a clown
    I seem to be what I’m not, you see
    I’m wearing my heart like a crown

    Just because you're in the club doesn't make you a key member
  1. Even the Losers by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    Yeah, we smoked cigarettes and stared at the moon...
    Baby, even the losers get lucky sometimes...

    When history says one thing and last week says another
  1. White Blank Page by Mumford & Sons
    A white blank page
    And a swelling rage, rage

    White Blank Page - The perfect description of the USC trophy case
Honorable Mentions
  1. Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Pressley
  2. Patience by Guns n Roses
  3. Dream Lover by Bobby Darin
  4. When You Say Nothing at All by Keith Whitley
  5. With this Ring - The Platters
  6. Unanswered Prayers - Garth Brooks
  7. Mediocre Bad Guys by Jack Johnson
  8. Porcelain - Better than Ezra


  1. our song to you would be How do you like us now "little brother" HAHAHAHAHAHA

    1. Well played - that's one. Can you think of 10 more - or is that too much math?

    2. Obsessed- Mariah Carey
      What Clemson is with SC

      Hey Mickey-Toni Basil
      Dabo's favorite cheerleading song

      Losing Sleep-Parachute
      What Tajh Boyd does when he's going to be facing Clowney

      What you have done for the past 4 years

    3. Well done. Like the Parachute reference.

      Was thinking of Lifestyles of the not so Rich and Famous & Beck's Loser for you guys.

  2. yea Tom Petty- Roll Another Joint in honor of Sammy Watkins LMAO

    1. Little Sister-Elvis
      What the Gamecocks call Clemson

      The best That You Can Do- Christopher Cross
      Beating a #8 team is the best that you can do! Try beating Bama!

      Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
      what Clemson is known for doing mid-season

      Send in the Clowns-Judy Collins
      What SC says right before the rivalry game.

      Top Of the Stairs-Skee-Lo
      Where Clemson players like to make sure their girlfriends are before pushing them.

      Candy-Mandy Moore
      The ACC conference

      Country Roads-John Denver
      A reminder of the worst beat down in Bowl history

      Take a Look at me now-Phil Collins
      cuz we are still in the top 10 for ugliest uniforms in college football

      Sweet Home Alabama
      Luckily we don't play teams like that

    2. Why am I not surprised to see you quoting Mandy Moore & Phil Collins. I bet you do an air drum roll every time In the Air Tonight comes on your soft rock station...

      And remind me of the teams you played this year? LSU? been there, beat that. Florida? Louisville didn't think much of them.

    3. LSU the only ranked team Clemson has beaten in years! We have been there and done that! Beat a #1 team Bama and beaten UGA 3 years in a row. Ill give you credit, beating LSU was a great game, and we are thankful to you for that cause it helped move us up in the rankings! But whatever dude, 274 views on your post and not even the Clemson fans are responding to your BS post!

    4. "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

      The only time USC players get suspended - and the time every year when USC claims to be National Champs...

    5. Man - taking this a little personally...

      USC fans conveniently forget history - how about last year when Clemson ran through Auburn, FSU, & VT in consecutive weeks, only to pound VT again in the ACC Championship game...

  3. Then get manhandled AGAIN by SC then lose to WV 70-33, Im not saying Clemson is a bad team as a whole, it's your fan base that makes it hard to respect you, for instance your songs you posted, which makes us retaliate! but in reality both teams are on the rise and have been for the past few years, and most of us Gamecock fans loved seeing LSU get shut the hell up, especially the cocky-big mouth Les Miles. We cant stand the guy! As far as us losing to UF, we played like crap and deserved to lose that game but Louisville beating them the way they did was nothing short of awesome! All in all though both of us have made our state proud, and proved that the tiny state of SC can play football! The best thing that Clemson could do though is to get out of the ACC!


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