In early 2021, Olivia Rodrigo’s heartbroken anthem “Drivers License” took over the music scene, and not only has the song spent numerous weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it has inspired a number of covers.
It’s no surprise that artists are putting their own spin on Rodrigo’s hit. It’s emotional, it’s catchy and it’s so relatable for anyone who has mourned a lost love.
We’ve compiled our favorite takes on “Drivers License” — including two with Rodrigo’s stamp of approval. See them below.
The 23-year-old UK-based artist uploaded a black and white snippet to Twitter, singing “Drivers License” with an acoustic guitar in hand. Stewart’s honeyed vocals caught the attention of Rodrigo herself, and she replied, “wtf I have full body chills. ur voice is insane.”
“Ahhhh you’re too kind! The song is unbelievable,” Stewart gushed in response. “Like silly good. Congrats!!!
wtf I have full body chills. ur voice is insane.
— Olivia Rodrigo (@oliviarodrigo) January 11, 2021
The 21-year-old Taylor Swift fan took “Drivers License” to the next level by mashing it up with Swift’s “My Tears Ricochet.”
Rodrigo supported her fellow Swiftie’s rendition, simply commenting, “chills.”
— Olivia Rodrigo (@oliviarodrigo) January 10, 2021
The 24-year-old The Voice winner uploaded a “Stairwell Session” in which she flawlessly belted the heartfelt Hot 100 chart topper.
“I asked y’all what I should do next in the stairwell and this song was the most requested,” she wrote in the caption. “Now I know the hype!!! This melody!!!! [mind-blown emoji] ..this song!!!
See it here.
English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ridings put a soulful spin on the smash. Filmed at The Pool Studios in London, Ridings played piano while putting her heart and soul into the ballad.
Jxdn and Travis Barker
Jxdn (real name Jaden Hossler) and the Blink-182 drummer teamed up for a rocked out rendition of the song, featuring Hossler’s vocals and a sleek drum beat from Barker.
“thank you so much @olivia.rodrigo for making the beautiful song!¡” Hossler wrote on Instagram on January 19. “me and @travisbarker fw it so much we put our spin on it.”
Beauty guru James Charles delivered his version of “Drivers License” on YouTube, complete with spacey pink and purple lighting. “I’ve been obsessed with singing this song & was really nervous to upload this so I really hope you like my take on it,” he wrote in the description.
“This song is beautiful. That’s all I have to say,” the singer simply proclaimed before delving into her soothing YouTube cover.
This article has been updated.