Drivers License Received Praise by Rodrigo’s idol – Taylor Swift
The seventeen-year-old star said in an interview that she was surprised by how Drivers License smashed the records of the idols and heroes she listened to when growing up. She also added that to her, that was everything. The recognition of the song got beyond Rodrigo’s expectations, especially when she found out her songwriting idol, Taylor Swift, reached out and was very supportive of the song. Rodrigo added that she wouldn’t have become half of the songwriter and woman she is today without Taylor Swift.
Lorde and Hasley Also Liked Drivers License
Olivia Rodrigo mentioned that she found out that Hasley and Lorde also liked Drivers License. To her, these were all people that she grew up listening to, and she was amazed to learn they are now saying they like her song. Rodrigo also said that the response to her song was absolutely surreal. She was also impressed that artists outside the pop world were noticing her song.
This was in response to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and singer-songwriter Jxdn surprising fans with a rock-orientated cover of Rodrigo’s new song. Jaden Hossler, aka Jxdn, thanked Rodrigo for making such a beautiful song via an Instagram post. He added that he and Travis Barker liked the single so much, they put their own spin on it.
Drivers License also broke Spotify’s record for most single-day streams of a non-holiday song. It also made its debut at the Billboard Hot 100 as number one, which is just the 48th song in the history of the chart to ever do so.