Record breaking song “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo truly set the bar for sad songs in 2021. Luckily, we got you covered. We have compiled a list of all of the songs that will get you in your “feels.” All of these songs are “Drivers License-“inspired and foretell a story about seeing the one you love move on with someone else. We even included a list of songs by Taylor Swift and Lorde as we all know that Olivia Rodrigo’s music resembles both artists, and let’s face it — Swift and Lorde are the queens of writing music about earning for love lost.
It is no news that Swift applauded Rodrigo for hitting a major milestone with the track, while simultaneously landing her song next to Swift’s on Apple’s Top 100. This caused many to speculate that Olivia and Taylor are not as different as some would think. They both are lyrically-focused, so it only makes sense to add some of Swift’s deepest songs, such as “Archer” and “Afterglow,” onto the playlist! Lorde’s music also has a similar vibe to the bridge on “Drivers License,” making songs like “Green Light” and “Liability” must-adds to our curated list.
Songs from losing someone to getting over them — we have got it all. We even included a few songs by the beloved Mr. Harry Styles, who explores the ideas of heartbreak and getting over the one you loved the most. Even Lorde who often dives into the idea of why someone may have left and assessing problems head-on. Nonetheless, all songs are reflected to show how one’s life can be crushed all due to love.
Check out the playlist below, and let us know what additional songs you would add to it!
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