Buses and Trains

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"Buses and Trains"
Buses and Trains.jpg
CD single cover
Single by Bachelor Girl
from the album Waiting for the Day
Released 18 June 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Pop, House
Label Gotham Records
Writer(s) James Roche
Bachelor Girl singles chronology
"Buses and Trains"
"Treat Me Good"

"Buses and Trains" was the first and most successful single by Australian band Bachelor Girl. Released in 1998 as the first single from the band's debut album, Waiting for the Day. The song quickly shot the band into mainstream success. The single remained the band's highest charting success right throughout their career.

Track listings[edit]

CD single[1]
  1. Buses and Trains
  2. This Must Be Love
  3. Buses and Trains (Alternate version)

Music video[edit]

The video features Tania recording a snapshot of her life to send to her Mum. The entire video is viewed from the TV's point of perception, with Tania doing various things correlating with the lyrics in the song as she sings. The screen occasionally rotates the side where James Roche can be seen playing an instrument. The video ends with Tania ejecting the tape and writing 'Dear Mum' on an envelope before slipping the tape inside.


Chart (1998) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[2] 4
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 6
Chart (1999) Peak
Swedish Singles Chart[4] 29
UK Singles Chart[5] 65

End-of-Year charts[edit]

Chart Position
ARIA End Of Year Chart 1998[6] 29


Country Certification Sales/Shipments
Australia Platinum[7] 70,000+
New Zealand Gold[8] 7,500+


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  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Bachelor Girl - Buses And Trains". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Bachelor Girl - Buses And Trains". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Bachelor Girl - Buses And Trains". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
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  6. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1998". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1998 Singles". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  8. ^ "RIANZ". RIANZ. Archived from the original on 2006-12-05. Retrieved 2011-08-19.