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Transit Tunes: Songs to Celebrate Buses

Songs to set the mood for your next long (or short) bus ride

Buses can be loud, crowded, and antagonizing, sure. But for a few minutes, while you're without desk space or consistent cell connectivity, it's a great place to let your mind wander. Here's a bus-conscious playlist to get you in the mood—any mood—for your next trip.


1) Anticipation (the good kind): "Magic Bus" by The Who

"I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile -- your house is only another mile"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl9bvuAV-Ao&feature=youtu.be

2) Romance: "Bus Stop" by The Hollies

"It's silly, but it's true -- thinking of a sweet romance beginning in a queue"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It75wQ0JypA&feature=youtu.be

3) Melancholy: "Roll Bus Roll" by Jeffery Lewis

"I wasn't designed to move so fast, I wasn't designed to have so much past"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTNPT1tb1kY&feature=youtu.be

4) Anticipation (the frustrating kind): "Kiss Me On The Bus" by The Replacements

"Okay, don't say hi, then! Your tongue, your transfer, your hand, your answer"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDH6W-bU8wo&feature=youtu.be

5) Reflection after a long day: "Windows are Rolled Down" by Amos Lee

"Look up, child, the world is born"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xY__FoDzY

6) Passion for public transit: "Ride the Bus" by Buck-O-Nine, part of an awesome series of songs by San Diego bands written for the city's Metro Transit Services. Hear them all here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AgxUohOZYg&feature=youtu.be

Happy riding!

Photo via (cc) Flickr user Quasic

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