World Cup 2018: Three Lions by Baddiel and Skinner blasts to number one in the UK charts as England fans continue to shout ‘It’s coming home!’

Posted on Jul 9 2018 - 2:56am by admin

Three Lions by The Lightening Seeds and Badiel & Skinner is set for chart return as World Cup fever sweeps EnglandThree Lions by The Lightening Seeds and Badiel & Skinner is number one [Getty]

With no official song for England at this year’s World Cup, football fans have re-embraced 1996 classic, Three Lions.

Following England’s incredible win against Sweden, the track by The Lightening Seeds & Baddiel and Skinner – which includes the iconic chant “It’s coming home” – has smashed its way to number one. 

Two decades after its first release, the song has knocked Clean Bandit’s Solo featuring Demi Lovato off the top spot, as fans across the country continue to spread the message “it’s coming home”. 

Three Lions features the iconic football chant "It's coming home"Three Lions features the iconic football chant “It’s coming home” [Getty]

Bookmakers have slashed the odds of Three Lions reaching number oneThree Lions has reached number one [Getty]

The song shot up 32 places after England’s win against Sweden on 7 July.

Marvin Humes, presenter of The Official Vodafone Big Top 40, said: “What an incredible day! It’s only right that Three Lions is number one on the chart. Our boys in Russia are doing us so proud. 

“The nation has come together and hopefully this is only the beginning of the celebrations!”

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The Three Lions was originally released for the European Championships in 1996 when it topped the charts.

It returned to the top spot again in 1998 when it was released for the World Cup that year.

Online streaming service Spotify reports that Three Lions was streamed nearly half a million times on England’s match against Colombia, and has gone through the roof following the team’s Sweden win. 

The England football team will next play Sweden in the 2018 World Cup on July 7The England football team will next play Croatia [Getty]

England have already made history during the World Cup, after beating Colombia during a penalty shootout. 

It marked their first knockout victory in a World Cup for 12 years, and only their seventh in any major tournament since back in 1996.

They now face Croatia on Wednesday, which could mean they reach the final of the competition on Sunday. 

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