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Stream Your Heart Out: “Drivers License”

by Bailey Weber

Screenshot taken from the "Drivers License" music video.

Star of the Disney Plus show, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark,” and now a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100; 17-year-old Olivia Rodrigo is on a roll.

Photo via @olivia.rodrigo on Instagram.

“Drivers License” originally gained popularity on the social media app, TikTok. Rodrigo teased the song, and users became obsessed and wanted a full version. This pushed Rodrigo to release her now number one hit single.

The song details the longing of a past lover or crush, and the pain that comes with losing them. Rodrigo shares her insecurities and how she thinks he (her ex or crush) “is with the one who made me doubt.”

Fans of Rodrigo speculated about the person she references throughout the song. Many have pointed to her on-screen boyfriend on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” Joshua Bassett.

Photo via Getty Images.

The rumor circulating the press concluded that Bassett and Rodrigo were an item, and Bassett ended things to be with another girl, named Sabrina Carpenter. Fans believe this because, in the song, Rodrigo says, presumably about Carpenter, “She’s so much older than me.” Rodrigo is 17 and Carpenter is 21.

According to The New York Times, Rodrigo’s song reached number one on Apple Music in over 48 countries.

Spotify tweeted that “Drivers License” now has the record for the most streams in one week. Amazon Music also tweeted that the song is the biggest first week streaming debut in their history.

A song full of meaningful lyrics, heartbreak, and drama — what isn’t there to like about “Drivers License?”

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