'Three Lions' storms to No. 1 in English charts

Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2018

The Official Charts Company Midweek Sales Flash is in, and it seems football may really be coming home in the singles chart. The chorus is a familiar burden of hope despite constant failure: "Thirty years of hurt / Never stopped me dreaming".

Altogether now...."It's Coming Home!". Demi Lovato from the top as England continues to triumph.

England have already made history during the World Cup, after beating Colombia during a penalty shootout.

The Three Lions are slight 11/8 (2.38) favourites to see off Croatia in 90 minutes and reach their first showpiece in 52 years, but dabblebet have boosted this to a huge 6/1 (7.0) for new customers.

Now though, we're giving you the task of naming every lyrics.

The famous song "Three Lions" has topped the United Kingdom charts 22 years after it's first release as the nation continues to be gripped by England's performance at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"Three Lions" was written, with a mordant irony only possible in Great Britain, to celebrate the arrival of the European Championship in 1996 to England, the idea being that football would be thereby returning to the place of the modern game's birth.

Talk about spreading the England cheer on the other side of the pond!

Officialcharts.com said the song, performed by comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds, had shot up from 24 to number 1 at the halfway stage on Monday's chart update.

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. Fair, but we mustn't forget the line which follows: "I know that was then / but it could be again".