Released: 20th May 1996 (Euro 96)
UK Singles Chart Position: 1
The “Three Lions” song, also known as “It’s Coming Home” or “Football’s Coming Home” has become the de facto England anthem since it was first produced for Euro 96, which England hosted. Composed by the Lightning Seeds Ian Broudie with words written by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, with all three of them providing the vocals. It reached number one in the UK singles chart and also became popular in other countries too, including Germany where it reached number 49. Apparently the German national team even sang the song on the way to Wembley in 1996 for the semi-final against England, and also as they paraded the trophy in Germany after winning the competition.