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Three Lions song lyrics reworked in support of Neville's Lionesses at World Cup
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Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter. Now, 20 years later, could Three Lions do it again? England got through to the semis in Euro 96 and the song matched the mood of the time. They lost in a penalty shoot-out with Germany, but with them out of the way in , will football be coming home? At the time, Skinner was a well-known stand-up comedian and had won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in , while Baddiel was coming off the back of huge success with The Mary Whitehouse Experience. The pair had genuinely shared a flat together and the TV show replicated that format, with guests ringing the doorbell to come and chat about their fantasy football teams.
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Broudie told The Guardian in that the FA had asked him to write the song as the tournament was held in the UK in , and it was his idea to bring in Baddiel and Skinner. The single appeared in shops on 20 May , and Euro 96 started just over two weeks later.
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England got through to the semi-final on 26 June where they lost on penalties to Germany. It was the big summer of Britpop, with Oasis playing Knebworth that August and a general feeling og national pride.
The single went to Number 1 after selling , copies in its first week, then dipped down again for a couple of weeks, while The Fugees enjoyed a stay at the top with Killing Me Softly. The World Cup is boosting the music industry. The year-old song, on Epic records, is already one of the U. This could easily surge as England prepares to contest the semi-final against Croatia on July It may sell even more if the national side advance to the final.
More than 20 million people watched the team's last game, according to the BBC. Likely further sales of associated albums such as the greatest-hits collection by The Lightning Seeds, Like You Do , may push the total across physical sales, streams and downloads still further.
If it remains there, it will top the Official Chart which is published on July 13, the day before weekend runners-up game and final.