Get on the Bus (song)

"Get on the Bus" is a song by American recording group Destiny's Child featuring musician Timbaland. It was written by Timbaland and Missy Elliott and recorded by the band for the original motion picture soundtrack of Gregory Nava's romantic drama Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), featuring production by Timbaland and Elliott. As with other Timbaland productions that were crafted in the late 1990s, the single features some unorthodox parts, including the sounds of birds.

"Get on the Bus"
Single by Destiny's Child featuring Timbaland
from the album Why Do Fools Fall in Love
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1998 (1998-09-29)
RecordedJune 1998
  • Timbaland
  • Missy Elliott
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"Just Be Straight with Me"
"Get on the Bus"
"Bills, Bills, Bills"
Timbaland singles chronology
"Are You That Somebody?"
"Get on the Bus"
"Here We Come"

Released as the second single from the soundtrack album, "Get on the Bus" became a moderate commercial success throughout Europe, reaching the top 20 of the Dutch Singles Chart and UK Singles Chart. In the United States, it also received some minor airplay on urban radio, resulting in a number 63 charting on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. An accompanying music video for the track was directed by Earle Sebastian. The song was later featured on the international edition of Destiny's Child's second studio album The Writing's on the Wall and included in the set list of their 2001–2002 world tour.

Music video

An accompanying music video was directed by Earle Sebastian. It focuses on Destiny's Child, performing in a silver-white room and inside and around a Lincoln Navigator SUV. The members are dressed in white clothes. Timbaland makes a guest appearance during his rap verses. Singer Aaliyah choreographed the dance routines throughout.

Formats and track listings

UK CD single[1]
1."Get on the Bus" (featuring Timbaland) (Radio Version)4:08
2."Get on the Bus" (Radio Edit without rap)3:23
3."Illusions" (Destiny Club Mix)8:05
UK cassette
1."Get on the Bus" (featuring Timbaland) (Radio Version)4:08
2."Illusions" (Destiny Club Mix)8:05
European maxi single
1."Get on the Bus" (featuring Timbaland) (Radio Version)4:08
2."Get on the Bus" (Radio Edit without rap)3:23

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Writing's on the Wall.[2]


Chart (1999) Peak
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[3] 62
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 60
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 18
Scotland (OCC)[7] 55
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 15
UK Dance (OCC)[9] 9
UK R&B (OCC)[10] 2


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