By Charlie Carmichael-
Three Lions football’s coming home is set to go to number one , following a massive rise in streams and downloads over the weekend. The song is believed to have taken a 30% lead over its nearest rival, George Ezra’s Shotgun, the Official Charts Company said today.
The celebratory song was originally recorded for the Euro ’96 tournament. England’s football anthem, performed by Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds has become and echoing chorus in the streets of Britain, especially after England beat Sweden 2-0 on Wednesday. The song will be a strong source of joy once England beats Croatia on Wednesday. According to Official Charts Company data, has so far accumulated 24,000 downloads and 2.6 million audio streams since last Friday.
A revised version of the song with new lyrics for the 1998 World Cup, Three Lions ’98, was re-entered into the top 40 last Friday, but its popularity surged further after England beat Sweden on Saturday to reach the semi-finals. In the 24 hours after that match, Three Lions topped the iTunes download chart and was streamed 701,000 times on Spotify alone. It has accumulated 24,000 downloads and 2.6 million audio streams since last Friday.
Ofcourse, England would need to beat Croatia for that song to carry any weight, or even actually top the charts. British football fans will be full of expectation on Wednesday as England faces a good Croatian side. Many are very hopeful that Eng
Other tunes in the Top 10, Years & Years are on track to climb into the Top 5 with If You’re Over Me, currently up five places to 4, and Jonas Blue is on the cusp of landing his fourth Top 10 hit with Rise, up five spots to Number 6. Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer are also up two places to 10 with Youngblood, potentially earning them their first top flight single in four years.
Pic Credits: Official Charts.Com.