As the Billboard Hot 100 resumes its more traditional-looking form following the now-regular late-December deluge of holiday-themed entries, activity at the top of the chart has been a little static. The top four on the chart are currently all 2020 leftovers -- 24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, Ariana Grande's "Positions," The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" and Justin Bieber's "Holy" featuring Chance the Rapper -- and they've each held in place from last week (chart dated Jan. 9) to this one (Jan. 16). But one new song may be threatening to change that in short order.
"Drivers License," the official debut single (out on Geffen Records) from 17-year-old singer-songwriter and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series alum Olivia Rodrigo -- who briefly appeared on the Hot 100 in January 2020, with the No. 90-peaking HSM:TM:TS soundtrack cut "All I Want" -- debuted last Friday (Jan. 8) to considerable buzz. Listeners flocked to social media to share reactions and theories over the IRL meaning and subjects behind the song's heartbroken lyrics. That hype has already translated into tremendous consumption numbers, which have only continued to grow in the days since its initial release.