Olivia Rodrigo Was Surprised By the Good Response to Drivers License

Singer Olivia Rodrigo spoke regarding the reaction to her new song, Drivers License. The recent breakout hit surpassed the Californian singer-songwriter’s wildest dreams. She released the new track back on January 8, and it went on to become number one in both the US and UK singles charts. The video also went viral on TikTok.

Drivers License Received Praise by Rodrigo’s idol – Taylor Swift

Olivia Rodrigo In the Video of Her New Single Drivers LicenseThe 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
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.

YouTube screenshot from Travis Baker and Jxdn's video 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.