A year before her new stand-alone single arrived, Rodrigo released “All I Want,” from Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, in which she starred. The song dented the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, reaching No. 90 in January 2020; comparatively, and as on the global charts, “Drivers License” has topped the Hot 100 in its first two frames.
Now, with steamrolling momentum for “Drivers License,” “All I Want” is enjoying a resurgence, most evident on the global rankings. “All I Want” climbs to No. 119 in its second week on the Global 200 and debuts on the Global Excl. U.S. chart at No. 148. In the week ending Jan. 21, it gained by 7% to 13.3 million streams globally and by 27% to 8.3 million outside the U.S.
“Drivers License” also gained in global streams in its second week: up 7% overall and up a hefty 47% outside the U.S.
That both Rodrigo tracks gained in global streams in the second week of availability for “Drivers License” is especially notable. Generally, songs with such lofty launches as “Drivers License” decline in streams in their second weeks, following the hard-to-match immediate excitement of their premiere frames.
In the U.S., for instance, “Drivers License” fell from 76.1 million in its first week (ending Jan. 14) to a still robust 59.7 million (Jan. 21). Similarly, “All I Want” dropped from 6 million to 5.1 million domestically. (Still, “Drivers License” is sparking “All I Want” in the U.S.: Before those two weeks, “All I Want” drew 1.4 million in the week ending Jan. 7.)
How to account for the disparity that both “Drivers License” and “All I Want” dipped in U.S. streams in the latter’s second week of release but grew beyond the U.S.? It’s likely that as a U.S.-based artist bolstered by a U.S.-focused Disney background, Rodrigo’s profile is allowing for more steady discovery globally as the rest of the world catches up on America’s current buzziest musical export.