The Seven Worst Back To School Soundtracks

Sorry Kanye, Twitter is over capacity.
Sorry Kanye, Twitter is over capacity.

Going back to school sucks, and Rocks Off feels the pain of students far and wide. We've got another two semesters left before we graduate from college and get to move out of our parents' house. Yay!

In the meantime, there are a few songs/albums/artists on our iPod we're especially hoping don't come up on random play as the fall semester begins.

1. Kanye West, anything

Songs from The College Dropout and Late Registration specifically make school even more painful. West, true to form with the persona he's built for himself that we all know and love (or hate), touts his success in spite of what professors thought of his performance during his short stint in college.

Upcoming Events

So although a student might find solace in his lyrics after a being berated by a teacher, West's lyrics serve only as a reminder to kids that a degree isn't essential to success, which is the last thing we need to hear after a long day of classes.

2. The Beach Boys, "Be True to Your School"

All right, all right, we get it. School pride! Woo-hoo! Unfortunately, this song too can only make a bad day worse. Chances are if you've got pride in your school, it's because you're involved in some sort of student-run or -oriented program that allows you to hone your skill set. Otherwise, you have a false sense of pride in your university and are most likely attending UT (just kidding... kind of). Rocks Off has pride in our school, but we don't need poppy tunes to remind us of it or why.

3. Asher Roth, "I Love College"

Some of us work hard in college and rarely get a chance to let loose and party our asses off. So when we hear songs like this one in which Asher Roth tells listeners that he hopes he never has to graduate, many students (ourselves included) squirm in their car seats and wonder why some kids even bother going to college in the first place.

You don't need to be in college to party, people. But then again, if you don't go, mommy and daddy might not pay for your booze, room and board or that nasty drug habit you picked up. Then again, maybe college is the best way to go, no matter what kind of student you plan to be.

It doesn't help that the song sucks, either.

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >