'Three Lions (Footballs Coming Home)' is number one in the charts 5 years ago

'Three Lions (Footballs Coming Home)' is number one in the charts

It is a banger in fairness.

If you have somehow managed to go the past few weeks without hearing the words 'it's coming home', we are both jealous of you and worried about your hearing.


But in case you've been living under a rock that has no wi-fi and you've had ear-plugs in the whole time, we'll quickly refresh your memory.

England are in a World Cup semi-final.

They play against Croatia on Wednesday, and could very well be playing in a World Cup final the following Sunday.

And three little words have gone hand in hand with the England World Cup campaign so far: it's coming home.


The words refer to football, and it's inevitable return to where it originates from.

However there are a number of questions as to whether or not football really was created in England, but that's a topic for another day.

The term was popularised by the song 'Three Lions' by The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Annie Skinner.

And to be honest, it's an absolute banger.


Clip via LightningSeedsVEVO

We'd even forgive you for humming it in work, it's that damn catchy. Just don't do it too loudly...

But the song has been listened to so many times that it has actually made its way to number one in the charts.


The charts have it officially down as number 24 as it's not a new song, but it's number one in airplay, downloads and sales in the The Official Vodafone Big Top 40.

We wonder if they'll live to regret this...