Does Olivia Rodrigo Write Her Own Music?

Disney star and now pop phenomenon Olivia Rodrigo has taken the world by storm with her hit songs. It’s impossible not to hear her songs on the radio, or see her name trending on social media. But how much do we really know about this rising star? Does she write her own songs?

While Olivia Rodrigo does write some of her own songs, she also works with professional songwriters to come up with chart-topping hits that her fans always look forward to. This is not uncommon in the music industry, and many artists admittedly work with teams of writers to create their songs.

While still ensuring that she is getting professional aid, co-writing her songs allows her to connect with fans on a personal level.. Olivia’s distinctive voice and point of view, however, undoubtedly play a significant part in what makes her songs remarkable.

What Songs Did Olivia Rodrigo Write?

The music business is intricate, and things can get murky when it comes to songwriting credits. Despite credit controversies, Olivia Rodrigo wrote or co-wrote most of her songs. Here are some songs that she has written or co-written:

“Good 4 u” – Sour (2021)

It was composed by Olivia and Dan Nigro, and was later credited with Hayley Williams and Josh Farro as co-writers owing to Paramore’s “Misery Business” (2007).

The song’s subject is an ex-girlfriend, and it describes how the singer sarcastically remarks “Well, good for you, you look happy and healthy,” even though she doesn’t .

This song has been described as “savage” by fans and it’s clear that Olivia isn’t holding anything back when it comes to writing about her personal life.

“Driver’s License” – Sour (2021)

This song was written by Olivia Rodrigo and Daniel Nigro, and it quickly became a sensation after its release. The song is about driving past an ex-lover’s house and how the experience makes her feel sad about the lost times.

The song was praised for its relatable lyrics and catchy melody, and it quickly became a hit with fans all over the world. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Olivia Rodrigo the youngest artist to ever achieve this feat.

“Deja Vu” – Sour (2021)

It was written by Olivia Rodrigo, Daniel Nigro, and given subsequent writing credit to Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Annie Clark for its retroactive adaptation  of Taylor Swift’s 2019 song “Cruel Summer”. The track about seeing an ex-lover with someone new and feeling heartbroken all over again.

“Traitor” – Sour (2021)

The song was written by Olivia Rodrigo and Daniel Nigro. It’s a song about finding out that someone you trusted has betrayed you. The lyrics are full of anger and resentment, and it’s clear that Olivia Rodrigo is not afraid to speak her mind.

Did Olivia Rodrigo Write Songs For Other Artists? 

Other than the writing credit issues, Olivia Rodrigo has no songs written nor  co-written for other artists. At least, not yet. She is only 19 years old and has only been in the music industry for a few years.

So, it’s likely that we will see more songs written or co-written by Olivia Rodrigo in the future and maybe she’ll write songs for other artists. Only time will tell.


Olivia Rodrigo is a rising star in the music industry, and there is no doubt that she is a talented songwriter. Her songs are full of emotion and her lyrics are relatable to fans all over the world.

While she does work with professional songwriters, Olivia Rodrigo writes most of her own songs. This allows her to connect with her fans on a personal level, and it is clear that she puts a lot of thought into her songwriting. We can only imagine what she will come up with next!