“Another One Rides The Bus.”
Kinda sounds like, “Another One Bites The Dust,” ya?
Yup. You guessed it. One of Weird Al Yankovic’s first songs was “Another One Rides The Bus,” which was a parody of “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen. It was officially released as a single in February 1981, although received radio airplay starting in September 1980. So that means Weird Al fans from all around the globe are celebrating its 40th anniversary of the official single this month. It’s a pretty raw recording, but his musicianship and creativity shine through.
“It was smelling like a locker room, there was junk all over the floor”
“Hey, he’s gonna sit by you – another rides the bus”
You may relate to this song, if you’ve ever ridden on the 38 Geary Muni line in San Francisco.
Read the full story about this famous parody and how Weird Al befriended comedian Barrett Hansen, aka, radio DJ Dr. Demento, here at UltimateClassicRock.com.