The Bucket

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"The Bucket"
Single by Kings of Leon
from the album Aha Shake Heartbreak
B-side CD: "Where Nobody Knows"
Vinyl: "Slow Night, So Long", "Wicker Chair" (Live), "Trani" (Live)
Released October 25, 2004
Format CD, 10", 7"
Genre Garage rock, Southern rock
Length 2:55
Label Handmedown
CD: HMD41
10": HMD42
7": HMD43
Writer(s) Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill
Producer(s) Ethan Johns
Angelo Petraglia
Kings of Leon singles chronology
"California Waiting"
(2003)
"The Bucket"
(2004)
"Four Kicks"
(2005)
Aha Shake Heartbreak track listing
"Milk"
(5)
"The Bucket"
(6)
"Soft"
(7)

"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 is the youngest member in the band, 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.

In October 2011, NME placed it at number 38 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kings of Leon except where noted.

CD single[edit]

  1. "The Bucket" – 2:55
  2. "Where Nobody Knows" – 2:23

10" vinyl[edit]

  1. "The Bucket" – 2:55
  2. "Slow Night, So Long" – 3:53
  3. "Wicker Chair" (Live) (Angelo Petraglia, Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill) – 3:31
  • The track "Wicker Chair" was recorded live at the Roskilde Festival on July 3, 2004 in Denmark and mixed by Brent Rawlings.

7" vinyl[edit]

  1. "The Bucket" – 2:55
  2. "Trani" (Live) (Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Angelo Petraglia) – 5:09

iTunes download[edit]

  1. "The Bucket" – 2:55
  2. "Slow Night, So Long" – 3:54
  3. "Wicker Chair" (Live) (Angelo Petraglia, Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill) – 3:34
  • The track "Wicker Chair" was recorded live at the Roskilde Festival on July 3, 2004 in Denmark and mixed by Brent Rawlings.

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