How could you get any more classic with a showtune about traveling and transportation than the Trolley Song from Meet Me in St. Louis. Not only do you get classic, fun and gorgeous costumes, but you also get Judy Garland performing one of her most famous songs. I remember hearing this song and my mom having us sing a long to it when I was a little kid, but I never knew it was actually from a show. The Trolley Song from Meet Me in St. Louis is a classic song that just about everyone knows and the video is completely fun. It’s also one of the most well known and loved sing a long songs for everyone from kids who are in kindergarten to grown ups who are at piano bar sing a longs as well.
The Trolley Song from Meet Me In St. Louis is actually kind of annoying because it completely gets stuck in your head. At the same time, it’s also sort of a fun one to have stuck in your head because it is easy to sing a long to and somewhat easy to get rid of as well. Besides the song getting stuck in your head, there is one other reason I love the song, the video.
The video is one of my favorites. For some reason I always love old clothing and costuming with huge hats and overdone dresses. I don’t know if people would actually be dressed up as much to ride a trolley, but at the same time, I love the fact that the people on the trolley are actually dressed up enough to go to a small event, a brunch, a fundraiser or pretty much any other type of social event for the time period. When you think about it though, people may actually have dressed up that much if it was a sunday and to avoid having to walk and get their clothes dirty they may have taken public transportation like the trolley. The other thing that would sort of make sense is that the trolley may have been to expensive for everyone so maybe it was only upper middle class or wealthy people would ride it. Either way, The Trolley Song is one of the most well known showtunes about transportation and travel and that is why it made this list.