BusSongs.com came about one afternoon when a number of us "Post-Baby-Boomers" were sitting around a table at a restaurant reminiscing about our youth, and comparing it to the experiences our children now have. While TV, video games and music have changed; while the number and types of temptations have exploded; one thing remains the same: The songs our kids sing on the bus. Whether going to camp, or just a field trip, most of the old favorites are still as common as often. A number of new songs have joined the fold, but they all have a similar, innocent feel.
We've been collecting these songs for a while now, and we've put them on these pages so you can make sure they get passed on to your children. We've also added lullabies, and other songs that children enjoy. Although most of the old ones should not have any copyright, but we're not so sure of the newer ones. If you are the owner of a copyright for one of the songs on this site, please let us know and we will either remove it, or recognize your ownership and add links to wherever you request. We don't want to cheat anyone out of what is theirs, only to make sure these songs continue on to our children, and their childrens' children.
How You Can Help
We are especially interested in any information people may have about the origins of some of the songs, especially older ones. Did they start at a specific camp, or an offshoot of yet another song? Do they have basis in a folk fairy tale? Any information you can volunteer about the history of any song here is very welcome.
Getting in Touch
To contact us about adding a song, correcting lyrics, adding melody information, filling in history, or copyright, please use our contact us page.
BusSongs Fun Facts
Here are some facts about the BusSongs website:
BusSongs is now the grand old age of 10-years old. We'll have a huge party when we're 50 and reveal a really cool surprise.
There are a total of 2,246 songs on the BusSongs site. More songs are added all the time and you can help be sending songs to us.
Last time we counted, we found a whopping 5,000 websites that had linked to BusSongs. If you have a website, please consider linking to us.
We added user rating functionality in the Summer of 2008 and you've voted 1,307,448 times. We really want you to express your opinions, so please keep on voting!
Commenting was added in early November 2008 and since then, you've left 13,447 comments! Thank you so much and please keep posting your comments on song pages.
We're working hard on adding as much fun media as we can to the songs on the site. So far, we've added 648 videos and 279 music clips.
The site is very popular, which makes us very happy. We receive nearly 13,000 visitors and 40,000 page views each and every day!