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Artist
Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds
   
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 78
Appearing in a total number of: 6 charts | Total period running: 7481 days
Songs by Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds
Biography

"Three Lions" is a song by the English comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and the rock band the Lightning Seeds. It was released on 20 May 1996 to mark the England football team's participation in that year's UEFA European Championship, which England was hosting.
The music was written by the Lightning Seeds singer Ian Broudie, while Baddiel and Skinner - presenters of the football comedy show Fantasy Football League - provided the lyrics. All three provided vocals. The title comes from the England team emblem.
Both the original version of "Three Lions" and the updated "Three Lions '98" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming one of only three songs to top the British charts more than once with lyric variants; the others are "Mambo No. 5" (in versions by Lou Bega and Bob the Builder) and "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (by Band Aid, Band Aid 20 and Band Aid 30). It regularly reappears in the UK singles chart around major football tournaments involving the England team.
The song has been described as the de facto "anthem" of English football since 1996. Its chorus, with the refrain "It's coming home", has become a popular chant for fans at England games.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds in the news
Is Three Lions Coming Home? Football Anthem Could Return To Top Of The UK Singles Chart This Friday! (10/07/2018)



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