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"drivers license" is the debut single by American singer Olivia Rodrigo. It was released on January 8, 2021, by Geffen Records, as the lead single from her upcoming debut EP. The song was written by Rodrigo and producer Dan Nigro. It was serviced to US pop radio by Interscope Records, eleven days after its release. With poignant lyrics detailing heartache, "Drivers License" is an atmospheric power ballad, and has been described as a bedroom pop, indie pop and power pop song. It is characterized by its minimalist production built around a piano, incorporating kick drums, harmonies, syncopated hand-claps, and a dreamy bridge. Australian radio Immediatley jumped on board with "drivers lisence", gaining airplay across the Nova Network, Hit Network, KIIS Network & plenty of airplay across Regional Networks. "drivers license" is This Week's Hot Debut entering the Hot 100 at #41.

You may be familiar with Olivia Rodrigo after she starred in the hit Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, but sheís now ready to introduce herself as a singer-songwriter. The Seventeen year old has just dropped her debut single Ďdrivers licenceí, and itís a mature unravelling of vulnerability that will have you immediately captivated.

Exploring the complexities of heartbreak, she uses this song to express her confusion of the process as she finds herself achingly saying goodbye to this person and having to find a way to resume normality. And for anyone that has been through a painful heartbreak, you will be immediately feeling every emotion with her. She tells this story by detailing how getting her drivers license reminded her of the time with them as she dreamt about driving together, and now sheís just driving the streets alone.

ďAnd I know we werenít perfect but Iíve never felt this way for no one. And I just canít imagine how you could be so okay, now that Iím gone. I guess you didnít mean what you wrote in that song about me. Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your streetĒ she honestly and emotionally sings.

Sonically the song remains in a stripped back ballad format with just a piano, simplistic handclaps and atmospheric pop production creating this very tender and cinematically inclined moment. Itís very intimately reminiscent of Gracie Abramsí recent material, with the cinematic flair of Taylor Swift, and the lyrical transparency of Julia Michaels.

Ďdrivers licenseí is a very strong debut for Olivia Rodrigo that will have you immediately captivated and feeling the emotional heaviness even if you arenít heartbroken at the current moment.
Australian Music Report
Country Radio Airplay Top 10:Country Radio Airplay Top 10:
1 Raise Some Hell
Ben Ransom | MGM Distribution
2 Jack Daniels
Robert Ross | IND
3 She Said What?
Della Harris | Check Label Services
4 1868
Matt Scullion | Check Label Services
5 The Ghost Of This Guitar
Tony Smith | Check Label Services
6 Six Decks To Darwin
Dean Perrett | Check Label Services
7 In The West
Tony Curtain | Outback Productions
8 Fav'rit Song
Catherine Britt | IND
9 Lonely Heart
Lindsay Waddington | Kross Kut Records
10 Til The Rivers All Run Dry
Sharon Heaslip | Kross Kut Records
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1 Fly Away
Tones And I | SME
2 Love On Display
Guy Sebastian | SME
3 One Too Many
Keith Urban & Pink | UMA
4 Together
Sia | WMA
5 Everybody Rise
Amy Shark | SME
7 This City
Sam Fischer | SME
8 Day By Day
Powderfinger | UMA
9 Youngblood
5 Seconds Of Summer | UMA
10 Need You Tonight

drivers license

Olivia Rodrigo | UMA


Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber | WMA/UMA

#41: drivers license
Olivia Rodrigo
#73: Waiting On A War
Foo Fighters
New Entries:New Entries:
Good As Hell
Lizzo ft. Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Break My Heart
Dua Lipa

#52 - #96

#15 - #26

#36 - #50

#46 - #80

#47 - #52

Head & Heart
Joel Corry & MNEK
Love On Display
Guy Sebastian
Fly Away
Tones and I
Love Not War
Jason Derulo & NUKA
Lasting Lover
Sigala & James Arthur
Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper
My Head & My Heart
Ava Max
Take You Dancing
Jason Derulo
24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior
New Wave
Bow Anderson
Jason Derulo ft. Adam Levine
Get Out Of My Head
Shane Codd
New Love
Silk City ft. Ellie Goulding
Pool Party
Sam Moran ft. Guy Sebastian
Gin Wigmore
Treat People With Kindness
Harry Styles
Royal Blood
Forgotten Australia
Scott Darlow
Doja Cat

#40 - #55

The Kid Laroi

"I Don't Care" is a song by British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It was released on 10 May 2019 as the lead single from Sheeran's fourth studio album, No.6 Collaborations Project. Sheeran previewed the song on his Instagram on 5 May 2019, and Bieber shared another part of the song the following day, before both artists announced the full title and release date on 7 May. The dancehall-influenced song peaked at number one in 26 countries (including the UK & Australian Singles Charts). It additionally peaked at number two in seven other countries (including the US Billboard Hot 100); they were all blocked from reaching the summit by Lil Nas X's global smash "Old Town Road". "I Don't Care" has been gaining plenty of Airplay across the Nova Network plus airplay across the Hit Network in the past week, plus airplay across Regional radio networks have been giving it some good spins. "I Don't Care" is this Weeks Greatest Gainer moving up 44 places from #96 to #52.


Look, it was only in due time that this collaboration was going to happen one way or another. So the way I look at it is, letís get it over and done with now and then we donít have to revisit it. The idea of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber doing a song together is marketing gold. Itís something that commercial radio is going to play to death. Itís something that will stay on the charts for way too long. And itís a song that hopeless romantics will feast upon. But thatís just because of their mammoth star power. That is no representation of the actual song because ĎI Donít Careí is not a genius track. Nor is it that impressive. Itís just a basic pop song that is dedicated to all of the people who are in love, and letís be real, I canít relate. Itís been four years in between releases for Bieber so I was really looking forward to see how he would make his much anticipated return. What I didnít realise is that it was going to be this flavourless. Beginning with a similar beat to ĎShape Of Youí, this songs sits in this average musical space where the beat doesnít really change or the production doesnít evolve. Instead itís more focused on the harmonies changing which can only be interesting for a little while. It just sounds like every song of Sheeranís last album ĎDivideí and doesnít really impress with any new sonical ideas. However Bieberís vocals sound fresh and strong as his little ad-libs cement their way into your head. In reflection, itís ironic that the title of the song is also exactly how I feel about it, ĎI Donít Careí.

#51 - #65

Hot Debut
Greatest Gainer
Greatest Gainer

#50 - #61

Hot Debut
Harry Styles
Freya Ridings
Ariana Grande
Day By Day
I Don't Care
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
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Australian Music Report Top Ten
#60: Show Out
Kid Cudi ft. Skepta & Pop Smoke
1 Comets & Zombies
Slowly Slowly | IND
2 Show Out
Kid Cudi ft. Skepta & Pop Smoke | UMA
3 Masterpiece
The Rubens | MUSH
King Princess | SME
5 Feels Right
Biig Piig | SME
Bea Miller x Aminť | UMA
7 River
PNAU & Ladyhawke | IND
8 Passion
Gretta Ray | UMA
9 Old Youth Feeling
Bugs | IND
10 Fallin' Apart
Young Franco ft. Denzel Curry & Pell | UMA

#61 - #83

#53 - #68

#54 - #70

#55 - #64

#56 - #81

High Hopes
Panic! At The Disco
I Got You
5 Seconds Of Summer
Something Just Like This
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

#63 - #76

#65 - #85

PNAU & Ladyhawke
Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
#81: Masterpiece
The Rubens
#84: Comets & Zombies
Slowly Slowly
#90: Loose Change
The Kid Laroi
#92: Tyer Herro
Jack Harlow
Death By Rock & Roll
The Pretty Reckless
#74: Feels Right
Biig Piig
#77: PAIN
King Princess
Bea Miller & Aminť