Three Lions on top again
While England’s footballers prepare for the match today that will decide if they finish third or fourth, the unofficial theme of this year’s World Cup has already won: Three Lions is the UK’s No 1 single.
It is the fourth time that the Lightning Seeds, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel’s football anthem has topped the singles chart since its original release for Euro 96. The song is one of the UK’s 30 best-selling singles ever and the first to have four separate spells at No 1 with the same artist line-up. “Well, this is awkward,” said Baddiel. “I must say,” added Skinner, “as consolation prizes go …”