Three Lions Is Officially Number 1 In The UK

GETTYSkinner and Baddiel sang the 1996 England anthem with the Lightning Seeds

GETTYSkinner and Baddiel sang the 1996 England anthem with the Lightning Seeds

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

Gazza was of course one of the star players the last time England played in an World Cup semi-final back in 1990.

Along with the clip, posted on Twitter, he wrote: "It's coming home... guess who?"

Comedian Russell Brand shared a video of himself reciting the St Crispin's Day speech from William Shakespeare's Henry V, against the music of Three Lions.

Since it first topped the charts 22 years ago, the song become the soundtrack for England fans at a string of worldwide tournaments, including this year's World Cup.

Now though, we're giving you the task of naming every lyrics. Baddiel and Skinner, its comic co-writers, have said they meant the song to reflect the realities of British football fandom in the intervening decades since their fleeting ultimate victory - "a bittersweet love song" to a team that can only be relied upon to screw it all up.

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"Three Lions" is now charting at No. 24 on the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart, tracked by the BBC.

And now, thanks to the meme, it's No. 1 on the charts in England!

Green Day's 2008 hit single American Idiot could also be in line for a return to the chart following an online campaign to get it to number one in the week that US President Donald Trump makes his first state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday.

It shot up 32 places after England's win against Sweden on 7 July. At the time of the song's release, it referred to the 1996 Euros coming to England for the country's first hosting gig since 1966, so the sport was coming "home".

"I don't know what it is, but sometimes I get a feeling for certain things".

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