I Missed the Bus

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"I Missed the Bus"
Missed Tha Buss.jpg
Single by Kris Kross
from the album Totally Krossed Out
Released September 3, 1992
Format 7" single; CD single
Recorded 1991
Genre Rap
Length 2:59
Label So So Def Recordings
Ruffhouse Records
Writer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Kris Kross singles chronology
"Warm It Up"
"I Missed the Bus"
"It's a Shame"

"I Missed the Bus" is a song by American hip-hop duo Kris Kross. It was released in September 1992 as the third single from their debut album, Totally Krossed Out.


"I Missed the Bus" was the third single from Totally Krossed Out, following Jump and Warm It Up, both of which made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Though the single was not as successful as the group's previous two, "I Missed the Bus" managed to make it to #14 on the Hot Rap Singles chart and #63 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written and produced by Jermaine Dupri. It contains samples from the song "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" which was performed by Sammy Davis, Jr.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, which received heavy play on MTV and BET, employs satirical horror movie imagery to illustrate the anxiety of missing the bus and being late for school. The bus driver is depicted as a dancing zombie with rotting, mottled flesh. A female school teacher appears as a bizarre creature with compound eyes, reminiscent of the protagonist of The Fly films, while her students are catatonic, nodding drones, covered in cobwebs and hypnotized by her powers. Dupri appears as a magistrate in a judicial wig, convicting the tardy duo in a kangaroo court, pounding a gavel and occasionally scratching turntables.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Missed the Bus" (Backwards To School Radio Version)- 3:00
  2. "I Missed the Bus" (School Krossing Mix)- 2:56


Chart (1992) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 95
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 46
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 28
US Billboard Hot 100 63
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 29
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 14


  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kris Kross – I Missed the Bus" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  3. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Kris Kross – I Missed the Bus". Top 40 Singles.

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