Viral Minds Podcast: You Said Forever Now I Can’t Stop Listening To This Song

By Ayan­nah Brown | UConn Jour­nal­ism
March 9, 2021

The song “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodri­go has tak­en over the Inter­net in the past few months. With mil­lions of videos post­ed with the hash­tag #dri­ver­sli­cense, mul­ti­ple Tik Tok chal­lenges and record break­ing num­bers of plays and down­loads, it’s safe to say this song has gone full viral.

But what is it about this song that makes us want to hit the repeat button?

I talked with Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty Music Ther­a­pist San­di Cur­tis and UConn Music The­o­ry stu­dent Travis Lav­i­gne to find out why we psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly can’t stop lis­ten­ing to this song.