Everywhere we go, we see Olivia Rodrigo’s face. Not only is she the biggest musician in her generation, but she is also a rising Disney star.
Indeed, this young American pop star has dominated the entertainment world with her music and shows – and we’re here to rate them all.
From her record-breaking music videos to widely-successful TV acting roles, here are the top 10 most successful singing and acting gigs of Olivia Rodrigo.
#10: An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success (2015)
Only the OG Olivia Rodrigo fans know that your homegirl started with the movie An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success. In the film, Olivia plays the main character named Grace who, during a family trip in Paris, learns the value of friendship, patience, and family as she attempts to rescue her grandparents’ bakery.
Although the movie is not that well-known, its nostalgic effect on the young Disney fans who did manage to see it makes it such a fan-favorite film. In fact, many consider this as the first big milestone to Olivia Rodrigo’s career.
That is why we deemed it worthy of taking the No. 10 spot of the list. Plus, given its level of popularity, the movie has gained a relatively good rating from the following platforms:
- IMDb: 5.7/10
- Vudu: 4.5/5
- Google reviews: 57/100
- Amazon: 4.7/5
If you haven’t watched the movie yet, we highly recommend that you do!
Next up on the list is a popular (or better yet, controversial) Disney show called Bizaardvark. Once again, Olivia landed a main character role in the series.
Many Disney fans loved the show, but it failed to impress the critics at IMDb who gave it an embarrassing rating of 3.9/10. Still, the show went on for three seasons before Disney ultimately canceled it.
Some fans believe that Olivia’s role in Bizaardvark marked the start of her journey to mainstream media. In fact, before she was known as the Drivers License singer, she was more often recognized as Paige from Bizaardvark. We loved her awkward character in the series!
#8: Jealousy, Jealousy (live from SOUR Prom)
Olivia Rodrigo is best known for making songs that everyone can relate to, which is especially the case with her track Jealousy, Jealousy. Self-loathing and being envious of other people’s lives is something that most, if not all, of us have experienced at some point of our lives – even if you’re Olivia Rodrigo.
Perhaps what makes the song even more special is its music video. You can really see the emotions radiating off of Olivia as she performs. It’s almost as if she’s not singing, but she’s telling us a story.
And the ending part when the crowd starts grabbing her is just *chefs kiss* hauntingly beautiful. The music video itself has its own deeper meaning, and that’s something that not all artists can pull off.
As of this writing, the music video currently has 7.7million views on YouTube. It’s definitely one of Olivia’s most underrated songs!
#7: Earth to Ned
Ever heard of a talk show hosted by a blue-skinned alien? If you haven’t, you should check out the Disney+ series Earth to Ned. In this show, extraterrestrial Ned invites a whole range of celebrities to his talk show in his quest to understand more about pop culture.
For their 10th episode, they invited HSMTMTS co-stars and love team Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo to teach Ned about the world of musicals.
The show itself received warm recognition from the critics over at Rotten Tomatoes, receiving an impressive score of 83%. Meanwhile, the episode where Olivia Rodrigo appeared as a guest celebrity received an IMDb rating of 7.4/10.
Needless to say, both the episode and the Disney+ series itself are a massive success. There are no talks as of yet for a second season for Ned, but we sure hope to see Olivia sharing the screen with the blue-skinned alien again!
#6: Traitor (Official Video)
Olivia Rodrigo’s Traitor music video is one of her most aesthetically pleasing music videos ever. It’s every indie/grunge Insta girl’s dream – perhaps that’s why the video has 51million views and counting.
Kidding aside, the visuals of the video certainly fits the vibe of the song. There’s something magical but at the same time melancholic about the entire concept. The pool scene, in particular, was so satisfying to watch when the vocals dropped. Kudos to the directors and writers of the music video for delivering such a creative output!
#5: All I Want (Official Video)
Playing a piano in the middle of nowhere has been done by many artists before, but there’s something about Olivia’s version that makes it stand out from the crowd. As she sings her pain away in the open field, it’s sending a message that no one’s out there to hear her out.
Once again, Olivia gives us a music video that perfectly resonates with the song. She’s not just playing the piano in the middle of nowhere for no reason. And once you figure that out, the song becomes more emotional and deep.
With that said, the All I Want music video is definitely a fan-favorite. It currently sits at 114million views and has over 1.8million likes on YouTube.
#4: Good 4 U (Official Video)
Watching Olivia go wild and crazy in the Good 4 U music video is something that her fans aren’t used to (she’s a Disney star, after all), but it was super entertaining nonetheless. In the music video, Olivia dresses herself up as a cheerleader who later vandalizes her ex-lover’s bedroom and sets his belongings on fire as a form of revenge.
Mix it up with a super catchy and upbeat song, you’ve got the recipe for a really cool music video – well, it’s not cool to set people’s belongings on fire, though. But you get the point.
Currently, the music video is Olivia’s second most-viewed MV in YouTube, with over 351million views within just 10 months. On top of that, it has also gained 6.2million likes.
#3: Deja Vu (Official Video)
The music video for Deja Vu is, in our opinion, the most creative one Olivia Rodrigo has released so far. She’s actually telling the story of the song in the music video but with a twist: Olivia is the one paralleling the new girl instead of it being vice versa.
At its core, the meaning of the song still stands. The unique similarities between Olivia and the other girl (played by Talia) shows that there’s an element of deja vu in the music video.
The effort that went behind the thought-process for the making of this music video makes it worthy of the top 3 spot. Besides, it has over 226million views on YouTube. That only goes to show just how successful the music video is.
#2: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Although the Disney+ series is based on the widely-popular High School Musical franchise, the impressive ratings of the HSMTMTS makes it worthy of its own brand of success. It currently boasts a 73% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.2 star rating on IMDb.
With that said, many believe that Olivia Rodrigo’s acting career was single-handedly defined by her role as Nini in the show. In fact, most of pre-Sour Olivia fans loved her in HSMTMTS before she even became a mainstream singer.
What makes Olivia’s part in the series more memorable is the fact that her on-screen partner, Joshua Bassett, was accused of being the man responsible for Olivia’s heartbreak, which eventually led to her writing the entire album Sour. That drama is so last season, though. In fact, rumors say that Olivia has moved on with somebody else.
#1: Drivers License (Official Video)
Well, duh? Of course the song that started it all will have the number one spot! Olivia basically became famous overnight because of the internet’s favorable response to the incredibly heart wrenching lyrics of the song.
Thousands upon thousands of people around the world either lip synced to the words “You said forever now I drive alone past your street” or posted the same thing on their Insta stories. Either way, it really helped Olivia get the exposure she needed to be recognized in the music industry.
In fact, her influence has become so significant that if you search up the words ‘driver’s license’ on Google, her music video is among the first links to pop up. It is currently Olivia’s most viewed video on her YouTube channel with over 358million views and 8.1million likes.
The gloomy atmosphere of the video really set the mood for the song. As per the words of one of Olivia’s fans, it makes us want to drive through the suburbs and cry over our non-existent ex. That’s the power of Olivia Rodrigo, folks!
So, what did you think about our top 10 list? Were there any music videos, movies, or TV shows that we made you want to check out? Or do you have other ones in mind that you think deserve a spot in our list? Let us know by writing a comment below!