Top 40 Songs of 2012: Jake Bugg – Two Fingers

#Top40Songs2012 by Alysha Stirling
It’s safe to say that 2012 was a year full of success for 19-year-old Jake Bugg. His self-titled debut album was released in October and shot straight to number on in the UK Album Charts. ‘Two Fingers’ was the fifth single released from the album back in September. The song opens with a simple acoustic intro, followed by a number of country-sounding riffs held together by Bugg’s steady rhythmic vocals. During the song Bugg relates to his life in his hometown of Clifton, Nottingham. Among his lyrics he discusses “drinking white lightning” while he and his friends “hide from the feds” showing his down to earth attitude. The line “So I hold two fingers up to yesterday/Light a cigarette and smoke it all away” really captures the carefree element of the song, which represents a typical teenage attitude of no worries or cares in the world. Its mind-blowing melody and easy-flowing riffs earn ‘Two Fingers’ a deserved spot in our Top 40 Songs of 2012.
Released: 07 September 2012
Label: Mercury Records
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