In Feb., Olivia Rodrigo’s power ballad, “Drivers License,” went to #1 on Billboard– almost instantly– and stayed there for eight weeks, making history as the longest stretch ever at the top of the chart for a debut single.
Her follow up, “deja vu,” which is still ranking high on both Top 40 and Adult Top 40 formats, was another record breaker: the youngest artist ever to debut at number one.
In May, following her critically acclaimed SNL performance, Rodrigo delivered her first album, “Sour,” which includes her newest mega-hit, “Good 4 U,” already ranking top ten on Top 40 and #25 on Adult Top 40, a far musical cry from “Drivers License.” This hit is pure pop/rock with a classic story line: a woman scorned, the ex going off with someone else. Her reply? “Well, good for you!”
The themes are different, but “Good 4 U” is musically similar to Kim Wilde’s 1981 pop rocker “Kids In America,” which was an international hit that spawned numerous cover versions.