The Bucket (2:55)

Cover of Aha Shake Heartbreak

From Aha Shake Heartbreak and 31 other releases

“The Bucket” is the first single taken from the Aha Shake Heartbreak album by the American rock band Kings of Leon. It is one of the band’s most successful singles, reaching number 16 in the UK Singles Chart (making it their most successful UK release at the time) and number 23 in the U.S. Modern Rock chart.

In Australia, the song was ranked #31 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2004.

The song is written about bassist Jared Followill, who was the youngest, dealing with the band’s fame at the age of 17. The song was written by Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill. In the music video, the word “legs” (as part of “I’ll swing my legs”) is censored due to the line meaning to hang oneself.


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