GUIDE TO USC YELLS
If you're a new Trojan fan or haven't been to a game in a while, we have this guide to help you prepare to cheer on your favorite collegiate teams.
by Milo Sweet, ©1954 Sweet Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Fight On for 'ol SC
Our men (teams) Fight On to victory.
Our Alma Mater dear, looks up to you
Fight On and win
For 'ol SC
Fight On to victory
"All Hail (USC Alma Mater)"
by Al Wesson, ©1956 Sweet Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
All Hail to Alma Mater
To thy glory we sing;
All Hail to Southern California
Loud let thy praises ring;
Where Western sky meets Western sea
Our college stands in majesty;
Sing our love to Alma Mater,
Hail, all hail to thee!
by Lindsey Buckingham, ©1979 Fleetwood Mac Music (BMI)
Why don't you tell me what is going on?
Why don't you tell me who is on the phone?
Don't say that you love me!
TUSK! Real savage-like!
General Band Cheers
(Keep clapping to the rhythym whenever you hear the Trojan Marching Band play!)
2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra)
When you hear the band play "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) by Richard Strauss, spell out "T-R-O, J-A-N" and yell "TROOOO-JANS!" during the breaks in the music.
La Copa de la Vida
When you hear our version of Ricky Martin's hit single, yell "U-S-C" with the three brass stoccato notes.
Dr. Who (Rock and Roll Part 2)
Shout "Hey!" during the breaks in the music.
Santana Football Defense Cheer
"Hold 'em, defense! Hold 'em, defense! Come on defense, let's hold 'em!"
Football First Down
"Charge! Charge! Charge! 1-2-3 First Down Trojans!"
Dexter Holland's Cheer
by The Offspring frontman himself:
"Ohhhhhhhhhhh!" (four times)
"U-S-C!!! Vic-tor-y!!!" (two times)
"We will never lose to you!" (two times)
General Acapella Cheers
"Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy..... Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!! S-O-U-T-H-E-R-N, C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A. Southern, Califooooornia!"
When the Trojans are playing offense:
1. "GO S-C!" (Clap)
2. "Let's Go Trojans!" (Clap, Clap, Clap-Clap-Clap)
3. "Here We Go Trojans, Here We Go!" (Clap, Clap)
When the Trojans are playing defense:
1. "De-fense!" (Clap, Clap)
2. "Defense, Trojans, Defense!" (Clap-Clap)
3. "Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!" (Clap/Stomp as much as you can)
When USC is winning:
1. "We are - " (Clap, Clap) "S-C!" (Clap, Clap)
The 'Go Trojans' Cheer:
Watch for when we show a sign that says "Go" or "Trojans" and be sure to yell it when we raise it up. The other side of the arena/colliseum will answer! Be as loud as you can so the whole field is immersed in the sound!
When the Football opponent is kicking off or attempting a field goal:
"Block that kick!"
When the Volleyball team is setting the ball:
Spell "U-S-C!" along with the bump, the set, and the spike.
Things You'll See Us Do
The VICTORY Sign:
Don't EVER forget to thrust your victory signs (the 'V' with your index and middle fingers) in time with the music whenever the Trojan Marching Band plays "USC Fanfare," "Tribute to Troy," or "Conquest." Also, keep those victory signs up whenever the Trojans make a shot in Basketball, play offense in Football, or if a player is injured.
Whenever the Trojans score a touchdown in Football, the Yell Leaders will lock up into a 'T' and do as many push-ups as the team has scored points. Be sure to count out as loud as you can so we don't miss one!