Parody of Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Driver’s License’ goes viral on TikTok

From the perspective of "the guy behind her"

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A ‘Driver’s License’ parody has gone viral on TikTok as Olivia Rodrigo’s song looks set to continue its chart-topping streak. 

Former Disney star Rodrigo has topped charts and broken records around the world since its release earlier this month, even earning her a co-sign from Taylor Swift.

Now, TikTok user @jaxwritessongs has used the track as inspiration for a new parody, titled ‘Driver’s License POV: The Guy Behind Her’. 

In the 60-second video, the songwriter sits behind the wheel of the car, dressed in a suit and holding a coffee cup. “Did she just get her driver’s license?” she sings to the same melody as Rodrigo’s song. “Cos I’ve been stuck behind her car/ Driving three miles an hour.”

Later, she adds: “Oh God, now she’s crying/ I wish she’d start driving/ I have to pee/ This is taking forever/ Some people got places to be.” Watch it below now. 

@jaxwritessongs

Driver’s License from the Dude Behind Her’s Perspective ???? #driverslicense #fypシ #foryou #viral song by @livbedumb

♬ drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo

At the time of writing, the parody video has been liked 1.5million times and shared 35,800 times. TikTok does not make views on a video public.

‘Driver’s License’ is Rodrigo’s debut solo single and is the first track to be taken from her debut EP. Since its release, it has spawned a handful of songs thought to be responding to it from her High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star Joshua Barrett and fellow Disney star Sabrina Carpenter. 

In other viral song news, Jensen McRae has shared the full version of her own internet hit – a “preemptive cover” of Phoebe Bridgers’ tackling the pandemic on her “2023 album opener”. 

The rising LA musician has now written a full song, titled ‘Immune’, after the response to the 52-second snippet she shared earlier this month. For her part, Bridgers seems to be a fan – she shared the full song on Twitter with the caption “shut the fuck[ing] door”. 

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