The song “Bus Stop,” written by British songwriter and composer Graham Gouldman, was an international hit for The Hollies, going to #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada, #9 in Germany, #4 in The Netherlands, and #3 in Norway. “Bus Stop” is a sweet, romantic pop love song. The Hollies formed in 1962 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. There are different stories about how they chose their name, so it was either as a tribute to Buddy Holly or with this thoughts of holly at Christmastime. They originally were Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, and Erick Haydock. Nash left in 1968 to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. (The term supergroup refers to the members coming from successful bands — i.e., The Byrds, Buffalo Spring, and The Hollies, respectively.) The Hollies were the second most successful group in Britain throughout the 1960s. As part of the British Invasion of the U.S., they took a while to become successful in America. “Bus Stop” was their breakthrough song. They had many hits, including “Just One Look,” “Stop Stop Stop,” Carrie Anne, “and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” just to name a few.