England's 1996 soccer anthem back on charts, Lifestyle News & Top Stories

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

England fans celebrate as England score their second goal, as they watch the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England on a big screen in London on July 7, 2018.

But one of its lyricists has begun to feel irritation with the way that the song is apparently overlooked at matches by the unofficial England team band.

Multiple social media platforms are overflowing with memes, fan made videos, and tweets from England fans, cheering for their favorite team. We might. We could actually... when we're doing the show this time next week, we could be looking forward to England being in the World Cup final the next day.

A first World Cup semi-final spot since 1990 is now within their sights, as they prepare to face Sweden in Samara, while a first global crown since 1966 is there to be shot at.

Elsewhere, "Three Lions" has re-entered the Official Singles Chart at Number 24, but this is likely to change with increasing World Cup fever in the lead up to the semi-final battle with Croatia on Wednesday night (11 July).

"A few in that video are defo on for Waistcoat Wednesday- we're reclaiming the flag and the Waistcoat- you're absolutely right - this is England- mad bonkers handsome England" said one person, referencing the surge in waistcoat sales due to Gareth Southgate's trademark look.

The song's title, "Three Lions", refers to the design depicted on English players' jerseys.

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws
Today, July 9, Starbucks has announced plans to eliminate all single-use plastic straws globally by 2020. Last week, Seattle became the country's first major city to ban single use plastic straws.

"If I was a betting man, I'd put a lot of money on England winning it, but the teams in the other half of the group are going to have some real tough games to get through".

That faith has manifested as one enthusiastic refrain: "It's coming home".

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

Three Lions by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds is the brand new number one on The Official Vodafone Big Top 40.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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

Related News:

  • Fakhar leads Pakistan to T20 tri-series title with win over Australia

    Fakhar leads Pakistan to T20 tri-series title with win over Australia

    It is Pakistan's highest successful run chase in Twenty20 global cricket and their ninth successive series win in the shortest format of the game.
    Will Nato survive Trump?, Opinion News & Top Stories

    Will Nato survive Trump?, Opinion News & Top Stories

    Separately, doubts about Trump's commitment to European security has pushed EU leaders to boost defense cooperation. Hutchison said on "Fox News Sunday". "Within 24 hours, Mr.
    David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary in major blow to May

    David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary in major blow to May

    Mr Russell said the proposals, agreed after a marathon Cabinet meeting at Chequers, were a "step in the right direction". Theresa May's Government is in deep crisis after David Davis dramatically resigned as Brexit Secretary on Sunday night.
  • Infinity War's Thanos inspires one of the biggest bans in Reddit history

    Infinity War's Thanos inspires one of the biggest bans in Reddit history

    Therefore, he was at least theoretically vulnerable to "the Snap ", which reduced half of the MCU's characters to dust. There's still plenty of time to subscribe to the Thanos Did Nothing Wrong subreddit to see if you make the cut or not.

    Gal Gadot Visits Children's Hospital in Full Wonder Woman Costume

    In other photos , Gadot cradles a very young girl who is being treated at the hospital, as well as meeting more staffers. The sequel to the 2017 smash hit Wonder Woman is one of the most anticipated superhero movies coming out next year.
    Samsung to open world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing centre in India today

    Samsung to open world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing centre in India today

    PM Modi and President Moon Jae-In also signed the Samsung Galaxy S9 handset while inspecting the production line. It will be officially inaugrated today by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon.
  • Meghan Markle was published in elegant yellow MIDI dress

    Meghan Markle was published in elegant yellow MIDI dress

    According to Kensington Palace , the event is the "culmination of the Commonwealth's youth leadership workshop". Watch ET's royal expert dish on the expensive cost of the duchess' designer-decked wardrobe in the video here.
    Trudeau, Tory meet as gun violence, refugee costs heat up

    Trudeau, Tory meet as gun violence, refugee costs heat up

    All smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Trudeau travelled to Toronto to meet the newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford . In a radio interview before the meeting, the prime minister condemned leaders who engage in anti-migrant rhetoric.
    Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

    Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

    About 90 divers - 50 foreign and 40 Thai - are involved in the operation to remove the boys from the cave, he said. One of the boys, identified as Tun, wrote: "Mom and Dad, please don't worry, I am fine".
  • Kylie Jenner Looks Unrecognisable After Having Lip Fillers Reversed

    Jenner also referenced her lips in a recent YouTube video, in which she gushed about daughter Stormi Webster's "perfect" pout . You look younger and so much more lovely this way".
    England football fans celebrate in the streets after victory over Sweden

    England football fans celebrate in the streets after victory over Sweden

    The crowd went wild after the goal, and Fortnite fans online celebrated yet another World Cup nod to the video game. In 2014, the team didn't even make it out of the group stage.
    Federer brings back the SABR at Wimbledon

    Federer brings back the SABR at Wimbledon

    Defending champion Federer faces French 22nd seed Adrian Mannarino while two-time champion Nadal plays Jiri Vesely. Pliskova avoided the cull by beating Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 later in the afternoon.


Most liked

Ant-Man And The Wasp US box office down on expectations
With $12.4 million in five weeks, it's the year's top documentary at the box office, edging out the Ruth Bader Ginsburg doc "RBG". The Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin-led sequel picked up another $7.6 million, taking the domestic tally to $35 million.

Eden Hazard Praises Kylian Mbappe, Explains Childhood Photo in France Shirt
I'd lean towards Belgium - they're [2.2] to qualify - if picking a victor but I'm happier to invest in goals both overall and individually.

Daniel Cormier only willing to fight a ‘clean’ Brock Lesnar
If you've been waiting for Daniel Cormier to take on Brock Lesnar then today's your lucky day. Suddenly, UFC had a double champion for only the second time in the company's history.

Robin Wright speaks about ex-'House of Cards' star Spacey
Wright revealed on Monday that she has not spoken to her former onscreen husband since the allegations were made against him. Netflix ultimately fired Spacey, 58, from the series in November, ahead of its sixth and final season.

Giuliani doubts Trump would ever meet with Mueller
The biggest question hanging over the investigation right now is whether or not Trump will sit down with Mueller for an interview. Petrillo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

India’s supreme court upholds death penalty for 2012 Delhi gang-rape convicts
There is no evidence to show that death penalty acts as a deterrent for sexual violence or any other crime. The court said the death-row convicts had failed to point out any "error" in the earlier judgment.

House of Cards Fourth of July Season 6 Teaser
The eight-episode season 6 of House of Cards will revolve around Robin Wright as US President Claire Underwood. Posted to Twitter, it finds Wright as President Claire Underwood , declaring: "Happy Independence Day".

Maisie Williams bids bloody farewell to Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones' creators work hard to stop spoilers from getting out, but Maisie Williams may be working harder. Goodbye Game of Thrones ", she wrote alongside the photo . "Here's to the adventures to come".

Several dead, injured after train derailed in Turkey
Local governor Mehmet Ceylan told the NTV channel that helicopters had already taken numerous injured away from the scene. Tekirdag governor Mehmet Ceyhan said the area where the derailment happened was muddy from heavy rain and hard to reach.

Luis Enrique to be named Spain coach
But now Spain have turned to Enrique to guide the national team ahead of the 2020 European Championships. "He will be unveiled next week".

Lewis Hamilton promises no let up in 'intense' F1 2018
There was a definite buzz in the air that Lewis Hamilton would take a record fifth win in succession and a record sixth overall. This was starkly demonstrated by Daniel Ricciardo's inability to get past a floundering Valtteri Bottas late on in the race.

Social media reacts to Devin Booker’s max extension with Suns
Booker averaged 24.9 points in his second National Basketball Association season and 22.1 points in his third season for the Suns. Devin and the team both wanted to extend his agreement with the club as long as we possibly could".

USA servicemember killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan
Conde, 22, was shot by enemy fighters in a firefight in Kapisa province while providing security for U.S. In the April 30 incident, Army Spec.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Setting Up 1v1 Playoff
The duo have been rivals for much of their careers, with Mickelson a long-time number two to Woods' domination as world No. 1. Mickelson finished in first place just four months ago at the WGC-Mexico Championship and has six top-10 finishes this year.

Croatia beats Russian Federation in shootout, advances to World Cup semifinals
England trio Harry Kane , Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire are looking to guide their side to only their second World Cup final. Forward Fedor Smolov received a rousing reception despite making a mess of Russia's penalty kicks.