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A song sequence that frequently appears in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} films. Inspired by his beautiful surroundings, or by a beautiful love interest, the character sings a rousing anthem to demonstrate either his patriotism or his love, while defying the laws of gravity.

The vehicle needn't be a bus; it could be on any vehicle. Trains are just as likely.

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do]] with [[TropesOnABus missing cast members]].


* A notable example is the "Chaiyya Chaiyya" opening song from ''Bollywood/DilSe'', where the characters dance on top of [[CrowningMomentofAwesome a moving train]].
* Makes an appearance in ''{{Salaam-E-Ishq}}'', in the song "Dil Kya Kare".
* Shows up in ''{{Veer-Zaara}}'', when Veer sings "Aisa Des Hai Mera".
* In the Hindi movie ''Bollywood/RabNeBanaDiJodi'' Surinder dances on top of a little yellow car while singing his signature song, Haule Haule. He also sings and dances on top of a bed.
* Not a UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} film, but a variant of this does happen in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse''
* A non-Bollywood example: The film of the musical of the film ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' features a musical number sang and danced, in part, on a school bus.
* "The Trolley Song" from ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis''.
* "Man on the Flying Trapeze" from ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight''.
* ''Star Spangled Rhythm'' has a cartoonish sequence in which Betty Hutton sings "I'm Doin' It For Defense" while struggling to stay on a jeep.
* Film/AustinPowers dances with Miss Kensington on a double-decker bus as Burt Bacharach plays the piano.
* In ''[[Creator/MarxBrothers At The Circus]]'', Groucho sings "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" in a train car.
* In ''Film/AHardDaysNight'', Music/TheBeatles sing "I Should Have Known Better" in a baggage car on a train.
* The music video for Music/{{Bjork}}'s Big Time Sensuality films Bjork singing and dancing in the bed of a truck slowly driving in New York City.
* In ''Theatre/BellsAreRinging'', "Hello, Hello There" builds into a big dance number on a subway car.
* The video for the Music/PussycatDolls' "Wait a Minute" starts by doing this on a subway train.
* For a video game example, the opening video to the original ''VideoGame/RockBand'' had a generic band performing on top of a car - appropriately, to the song "[[Music/DeepPurple Highway Star]]."
** ''Rock Band 2'' has two bands playing on top cars.
** ''Lego Rock Band'' has the generic Lego band playing on top of a series of vehicles, including a plane.
* The Literature/DiogenesClub story "[[http://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2009/moon_moon_moon_by_kim_newman Moon Moon Moon]]".
-->'''Jeperson''': I didn’t say we’re going ''in a bus'' to a party, I said we’re going to ''a party in a bus''.
* The Geordie folk song "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaydon_Races Blaydon Races]]", about a group of people traveling by bus to see the Blaydon races has one verse talking about the people on the bus singing and dancing.
* Not Bollywood, but the music video for Psy's "Gangnam Style" has a few clip of bus dancing.
* Vengaboys' SignatureSong "We Like to Party!". [[RepurposedPopSong Also known for its usage in a Six Flags commercial.]]
-->"The Vengabus is coming,
-->and everybody's jumping"