Olivia Rodrigo: Drivers License | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Drivers License» von Olivia Rodrigo.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 2021 01 08 (Digital), 2021 05 21 (Album)
Label: Geffen, Geffen B 0033785
Songwriter Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo
Produktion: Daniel Nigro
Genre: Post-Millennial-Music - Electropop

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Drivers License überraschte die Popwelt im Januar 2021. Der Song wurdeinnerhalb einer Woche dank 76 Millionen Streams zum US-Top-Hit und die Sängerin Olivia Rodrigo hatte offensichtlich eine riesige Anhängerschaft, zu der ältere Leute (über 25) nicht zählten. Sie war ein Disney Star und das zeigt, wie wichtig im Pop dieser Hintergrund als Kinderstar ist – jedenfalls in den USA. Ich weiss ehrlich gesagt nicht, welche anderen Länder der westlichen Welt (neben Korea und Japan versteht sich) gleich gut sind im Produzieren von Karrieren für Künstler/-innen.
Wir in Europa setzen dagegen auf solide Kunstausbildungen, die den jungen Leuten die Befähigung zum Popstar gründlich austreiben.
Der Song stiess auf TikTok und YouTube eine Reihe von Videos an, die den Song neu als Antwortsong inszenierten, z.B. aus der Perspektive des Ex-Freundes. Die abgefahrenste Perspektive war diejenige des Führerscheins selbst.
Links
– zum Switched On Podcast über diesen Song
– zum Feature von Howard Ho
– zum Hintergrund-Artikel von Chris Molanphy: Why Olivia Rodrigo's «Drivers License» Had the Biggest Debut Since «WAP»

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Olivia Rodrigo
Daniel Nigro
Olivia Rodrigo
Daniel Nigro

Lyrics

[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