Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo

"Drivers License" broke broadcast records and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the 48th song in history to do so. Rodrigo, 17, wrote most of the song last summer in just one hour.

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Rodrigo, a 17-year-old Disney actress, sings with the wobbly Lorde-derived vocal style that seemed too whimsical half a decade ago. Her heartbroken lyrics skip the kind of hilarious pun that Taylor Swift, an obvious inspiration, specializes in. The singer gets her driver’s license and travels the suburbs feeling sad for an ex who left her for an older blonde girl. Rodrigo is currently starring in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the television comedy-drama that mirrors the way the High School Musical franchise has repeated since the 2006 film that kicked off it aired on Disney + to a teenage audience. In its opening week, Drivers License landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 – a rare feat for what amounts to a debut single. It is number one for the second week.

Olivia Rodrigo’s Debut Single ‘Drivers License’ Has Already Made Streaming History

You might not know who Olivia Rodrigo is, or even what she looks like, but if you’ve been on the internet at all throughout the past few days, you’ve definitely heard her debut single ‘Drivers License’. It’s a song about, well, getting your drivers license – that, and a pretty bad break-up.

Drivers License went viral on TikTok, of course, with over 33 million views on Spotify in less than a week.
It was broadcast 11.5 million times worldwide on January 11, the seventh highest global single-day broadcast in total. She holds the record on the US Spotify charts.
She’s in the Top of the Billboard 100. She debuts at number 1, she’s on the list of artists to debut in first place with his debut single. She is the youngest artist in history to debut at No. 1 overall.

What are Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License lyrics about?

‘drivers license’ is Olivia Rodrigo’s debut single as an artist. She co-wrote it with Daniel Nigro. In the lyrics, Olivia pines over an ex who has since moved on from her. Olivia hasn’t specified who the song is about but some fans believe it is about her HSMTMTS co-star Joshua Bassett and his rumoured new relationship with Sabrina Carpenter.

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ is being mashed up with songs from her pop idols – here are the best ones

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is currently the biggest song in the world. Fans have created mashups of the hit single with music from some of Rodrigo’s pop idols. Some of our favorites include Lorde’s “Green Light” and Taylor Swift’s “Getaway Car.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Rodrigo, 17, wrote most of the song last summer in just one hour.
“I was in my living room and it was a really emotional and cathartic experience for me,” he told NME. “I wrote it, and I remember putting my head on the keys and crying because it was so emotional, and it really evoked that reaction in me.”
“I’m obsessed with Taylor Swift, and I talk about her all the time for inspiration. The way she tells stories and is so articulate and clear, and the way she evolves as her career progresses, and still stays true to her. itself is really inspiring, “Rodrigo told NME.

Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo

[Verse 1]
I got my driver’s license last week
Just like we always talked about
‘Cause you were so excited for me
To finally drive up to your house
But today I drove through the suburbs
Crying ’cause you weren’t around

[Verse 2]
And you’re probably with that blonde girl
Who always made me doubt
She’s so much older than me
She’s everything I’m insecure about
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
‘Cause how could I ever love someone else?

[Chorus]
And I know we weren’t perfect
But I’ve never felt this way for no one
And I just can’t imagine
How you could be so okay now that I’m gone
Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me
‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

[Verse 3]
And all my friends are tired
Of hearing how much I miss you, but
I kinda feel sorry for them
‘Cause they’ll never know you the way that I do, yeah
Today I drove through the suburbs
And pictured I was driving home to you

[Chorus]
And I know we weren’t perfect
But I’ve never felt this way for no one, oh
And I just can’t imagine
How you could be so okay now that I’m gone
I guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me
‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

[Bridge]
Red lights, stop signs
I still see your face in the white cars, front yards
Can’t drive past the places we used to go to
‘Cause I still fuckin’ love you, babe (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh)
Sidewalks we crossed
I still hear your voice in the traffic, we’re laughing
Over all the noise
God, I’m so blue, know we’re through
But I still fuckin’ love you, babe (Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh)

[Chorus]
I know we weren’t perfect
But I’ve never felt this way for no one
And I just can’t imagine
How you could be so okay now that I’m gone
Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me
‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

[Outro]
Yeah, you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

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