Part novelty song, part silly love ballad, complete with stomach churning child chorus, "...Tuppenny Bus Ride" was recorded in 1968 by Anita Harris. Backed by "Artie" it was her eleventh single release, her fourth on CBS, and her second of the year.
Written by Andrew McMaster, this song is a testament to the stark reality of inflation. Although special tickets were available - including off-peak savers - in January 2007, four decades on, London was said to have the most expensive transport system in the world, and a "single zone" bus journey was £2.
Suggestion credit: Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2