Dubbing "Three Lions" over absolutely every movie ever made has proved to be a popular theme.
The number one comes 22 years after the song was released in 1996 to accompany the European Championships, which were that year held in England. As a result, there isn't an obvious tune to belt out along the lines of a World in Motion from 1990, or Three Lions '98 from the World Cup of that year. Their goals saved England from what would have been another nerve-wracking 30 minutes of extra-time and possibly another penalty shootout.
"We got out we download and we stream "Three Lions", and we get it to Number 1". The JOE World Cup Minipod semi-final preview hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.
Officialcharts.com said the song, performed by comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds, had shot up from 24 to number 1 at the halfway stage yesterday's chart update.
"Confident, professional and a team that are playing for each other, playing for the manager and playing for our country..."
"It's coming home / It's coming home / football's coming home", runs the chorus that has become the universal England fan refrain.
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"Gareth, good luck. Stick to what you're doing, I'm behind you", he added. That "could", so tentative and clouded by doubt, says it all.
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