Olivia Rodrigo from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series fame released Friday “driver’s license”, and it has already accumulated more than 25 million flows. The track has been a hot topic because it allegedly tackles the relationship drama between Rodrigo and his co-star Joshua Bassett – and also because it’s an unconventional, emotional, and lyrically exquisite song for a 17-year-old artist with Disney roots. to present as her beginning. No wonder it’s at the top of the global Apple Music and Spotify charts. He also drew comparisons to Taylor Swift, who gave Rodrigo a surprising scream on social media after hearing the song.
On Saturday January 9, Rodrigo posted a screenshot of the “driver’s license” which ranks third in the Apple Music charts, just below two from Swift. Always bonus tracks – however, “driver’s license” has since surpassed both and clinched the coveted top spot. “Next to Taylor on the US iTunes chart, I’m in a puddle of tears,” she captioned the photo alongside four crying emojis.
Taylor Swift herself then left a comment on the post, writing: “I say it’s my baby and I’m really proud.” Fans immediately noticed that the “Cardigan” singer used a quote from her own mother, which was popularized among the Swifties as a gif.
Much like Gen Z, Rodrigo responded to Swift in the form of an ecstatic video from TikTok. Using the app’s green screen feature, she filmed herself in front of a screenshot of the two singers’ Instagram exchange and recorded the soundtrack for the clip along with Swift, 17’s acceptance speech, at CMAs. “I can’t even believe it. It’s definitely the highlight of my senior year,” Swift says in the audio. Rodrigo, 17, lip-synced, reinforcing how monumental this moment is.
This isn’t the first time Rodrigo has publicly expressed his status as a Swiftie. In April, the singer covered Swift’s “Cruel Summer” for MTV’s Jam session alone, and Swift reposted it in her Instagram Story, writing “THE TALENT.” As you can imagine, the HSMTMTS the star was very excited.
“drivers license” is the first single from Rodrigo’s upcoming EP, due to be released through Geffen Records later this year. Fingers crossed, there’s a Taylor Swift feature on it.