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A song sequence that frequently appears in {{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.

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!!Examples:

* 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 ''{{Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi}}'' 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 {{Bollywood}} film, but a variant of this does happen in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse''
* A non-Bollywood example: The film of the musical of the film ''{{Hairspray}}'' features a musical number sang and danced, in part, on a school bus.
* "The Trolley Song" from ''MeetMeInStLouis''.
* "Man on the Flying Trapeze" from ''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.
* AustinPowers dances with Miss Kensington on a double-decker bus as Burt Bacharach plays the piano.
* In [[MarxBrothers At The Circus]], Groucho sings "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" in a train car.
* In AHardDaysNight, Music/TheBeatles sing "I Should Have Known Better" in a baggage car on a train.
* The music video for {{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 RockBand had a generic band performing on top of a car - appropriately, to the song "[[Music/DeepPurple Highway Star]]."
* 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''.
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