About The Wheels on the bus


The song I am about to write about is a popular children’s song that has been around for quite some time and is known throughout the world as parent’s sing this song to their kids for children to sing along to.


The song, words to wheels on the bus song, itself comes from American Folk origin in around 1939 by Verna Hill, who created the song. The song is very popular among children while riding on long bus trips to keep themselves amused throughout. Various artists, including Raffi have changed the song around in style to fit various different tones and moods, keeping the song up to date and fresh.

Lyrics To The Song

The lyrics to the song are very easy to remember as it only contains a few words repeated throughout, which are The Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round, Round and Round, Round and Round. The Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round all The Day Long. Different words may be used as the song progresses to keep the song going, words such as wipers and belts or any word that would continue the bus going round and round or swish swish swish and so on. Again, the rhythm of the song has been changed to keep various moods and tones fresh for whatever the occasion might be.

Speaking Of Various Artists

As was mentioned earlier, a few different artists have covered this song to varying effects, including Raffi, and in 2003 a Madonna impersonator named Mad Donna covered the song to the tune of Ray Of Light by Madonna, which became a hit in that year. The cover version of the song by Mad Donna reached number 17 on the UK charts while also climbing the charts in other parts of Europe as well.

While the song has always been popular since its inception in places like America, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, it has even started to catch in other parts of the world as well with kids singing it in multiple different languages besides just in English in which the song was originated in showing just how popular it has become. The song is a great way to keep kids entertained for long periods of time while also teaching them rhythms and how to keep time by singing along and keeping the tune in time with each other throughout the duration of the song.

The song itself is sung in the fashion of another popular tune that people love to sing, which is 99 bottles of beer on the wall. This style of song is very easy for people to sing in a group to keep things interesting while going on long trips or just to have a sing along with each other.

This is a song that you will find very familiar once it has started to be sung by people anywhere in your general area, so much so that you might even start singing along yourself in a second.