Songs About Buses

It is known that there are many songs about buses both nowadays and in the past. We can encounter the usage of the word bus in music from different genres. From children’s songs to emotional rock songs, it is used in different contexts. Sometimes it is in the title of the song and sometimes it is used in the lyrics as a vehicle that the outgoing lover gets on. Here are some popular songs about buses with different examples:

CoComelon – Wheels on the Bus

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Wheels on the Bus is a fun children’s song that interestingly has the highest number of listens among songs about buses. CoComelon is a youtube channel that releases educational songs for children. They achieve high listen rates with songs specially designed for children or babies to listen to. In this song, they teach children about the bus and its components such as wheels.

Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus

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The popular R&B song of the 80s, Double Dutch Bus, was released by Frankie Smith, one of the first songs that comes to mind when it comes to songs about bus, and Smith’s vocals were very loved in this song. Double Dutch is actually a street game and the artist referenced this game in this energetic song. You can listen to it among your playlist of energetic songs.

The Hollies – Bus Stop

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Here is another great example of songs about buses.”Bus Stop” is a classic pop song recorded by the British band The Hollies. It was released as a single in 1966 and later included on their album titled “Bus Stop.” The song was a significant commercial success for the band, reaching high positions on music charts in both the UK and the US.

“Bus Stop” is known for its catchy melody, upbeat rhythm, and harmonious vocals characteristic of The Hollies’ sound. The lyrics depict a romantic encounter between two people who meet at a bus stop during a rainy day. The song captures the whimsical and light-hearted feeling of budding romance and the anticipation of a developing relationship.

With its catchy chorus and memorable guitar riff, “Bus Stop” became one of The Hollies’ most recognizable and beloved songs, contributing to their success and leaving a lasting impact in the realm of classic pop music from the 1960s.

Arctic Monkeys – No Buses

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One of the most popular bands of recent times, Arctic Monkeys have released countless hits in the alternative rock genre. One of these beloved original songs is No Buses. Released in 2006, the song describes the pressure of a small town on people. No Buses in the title of the song symbolizes this. No Buses is one of the most popular songs about buses. Arctic Monkeys’ innovative style and vocal techniques are especially distinctive. No Buses is a good example of nostalgic rock n roll spirit combined with modern music elements.

Weird Al Yankovic – Another One Rides The Bus

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Released in 1981, the song Another One Rides the Bus was created by American artist Weird al Yankovic. The popular song is actually a kind of parody. It is actually a comedic version of the song Another One Bites the Dust, a well-known hit of the famous band Queen of the era. With its humorous lyrics, it is sure to be the most original and most entertaining among the songs with bus in the title. Al Yankovic makes fun of the bad sides of public transportation. He is already one of the most popular comedians of the period.

Bachelor Girl – Buses And Trains

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Australian music duo Bachelor Girl should also be remembered in our list of songs about buses. Because they have an emotional song called Buses and Trains. This popular song was released in 1998. It can be considered a kind of pop ballad. In the song, the journeys following a relationship that has ended are narrated with poetic expressions. Bachelor Girl is a duo that usually makes music in these tones.

Lovejoy – Model Buses

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British pop band Lovejoy released their song Model Buses in 1990. The lyrics and music in the hit song are very strong. It is known that the guitar riffs are especially liked by the listeners. When the artist was a child, he was interested in bus models and this nostalgic feeling dominates the song. Model Buses is one of the most sentimental songs about buses.

The Divine Comedy – National Express

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Just like Another One Rides The Bus, National Express is a kind of comic song. Released in 1998 by the Divine Comedy, the song mocks a bus brand in the UK. We would not be wrong if we say that this  song is the funniest among songs about buses. It is one of the favorite examples of British humor.

The Who – Magic Bus

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The Who, one of the most famous British rock bands of all time, released their song Magic Bus in 1968. This song is remembered for Roger Daltrey’s unique vocals. One of the most popular examples of the psychedelic rock genre, Magic Bus is one of the oldest songs about buses. The Who is loved not only in the UK but also all over the world with Magic Bus and other popular rock songs.

Sara Evans – Backseat of a Greyhound Bus

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In our list of songs about buses, we keep going with an example from the country genre: Backseat of a Greyhound Bus. Released in 2004 by Sara Evans, this song has sincere lyrics with intimate lyrics with detailed information as in other country music examples. Describing the Greyhound Bus she traveled on after the breakup, the singer Evans managed to touch hearts in this song.

Eels – Bus Stop Boxer

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Let’s explore Eels’ song now. “Bus Stop Boxer” is a song by the alternative rock band Eels, led by singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, known as E. The song appears on their fourth studio album, “Shootenanny!”, released in 2003.

“Bus Stop Boxer” is a poignant and introspective track that narrates the story of a down-and-out character struggling with life’s challenges. The lyrics depict a person facing adversity, trying to make ends meet and facing various hardships while living on the margins of society. Despite the difficulties, there’s a sense of resilience and determination portrayed in the song’s protagonist.

Jonathan Flint

Jonathan is a DJ with years of experience in the field. He has been creating and playing music his entire life, but he really found his passion for DJ when he was introduced to Logic Pro at age 10.

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