World Cup song THREE LIONS Football’s Coming Home set for UK No 1 | Music | Entertainment



Two matches into the 2018 World Cup and England are breaking records.

Following Sunday’s 6-1 kicking of Panama, and a certain place in the Round of 16, it’s not surprising that Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home) is having quite the resurgence among fans.

And now the 1996 song has seen its odds slashed from 10-1 to 3-1 looking set to become UK No 1 once again.

Bookmakers Coral said: “The fact that the charts are changing to include streaming sites such as YouTube is also a massive boost for a potential run to UK Number One, with people sure to be blasting it out ahead of any big games.”

Three Lions first hit the top of the UK Singles Chart when it was released in 1996, where it remained at No 1 for two weeks.

Come the 1998 World Cup the song was re-released as 3 Lions ’98 and was top of the charts for three weeks that time around.

Interestingly there isn’t an official England tune this year, but there have been a number of unofficial ones nonetheless.

Ricky Wilson and Freddie Flintoff have released a song called Rasputin backed by Betstars, which is quite catchy.

Meanwhile Scouting For Girls’ England I Still Believe sees lead singer Roy Stride confess his love for the national team of the 1990s and hope for a 2018 World Cup win.

The UK Top 40 will be revealed on Friday evening and no doubt the result of England’s game against Belgium on Thursday will determine if Three Lions can reach the heights of No 1 once again.


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