Why All Your English Mates Keep Telling You That Football’s Coming Home

GETTYSkinner and Baddiel sang the 1996 England anthem with the Lightning Seeds

GETTYSkinner and Baddiel sang the 1996 England anthem with the Lightning Seeds

The song was released in 1996, when England hosted the European Football Championship, to poke fun at the lack of global tournament success the country had experienced since winning the World Cup in 1966.

One over-excited English football fan has spectacularly jumped off of a double decker bus and crashed through a bus stop roof in a freakish show of support.

But Ezra, 25, appears to have World Cup fever as he has posted a video on social media urging people to help make David Baddiel and Frank Skinner's football song reach the top spot.

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli both scored during the game securing England's place in the final four of the World Cup.

He said he was delighted with his own song's success.

The Official Charts Company has revealed that the song is sitting pretty at No.35, having leapt from No.56 on Monday. And that is entirely thanks to "Three Lions". The group's platinum-selling debut Communion also topped the chart.

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Since the video was posted on Sunday, it's racked up almost a million views and hundreds of responses. He got the tattoo done on Friday ahead of England's clash with Sweden. Streams increased by a further 450% after the Colombia match, and the track is Amazon Music's most popular football song of the summer.

With the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018 fast approaching, it's safe to say that England has never been so united.

The single is one of the biggest selling of all-time in the United Kingdom, bought 1.6 million times - so far. The 2002 version has a to date sales figure of 42,922, while 2004's has 248,938.

The song by Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightening Seeds, racked up an incredible 1m on Saturday alone (7 July) - the day England mashed the Swedes.

What are we to do with the losers' anthem if England - as seems more possible than at anytime since 1990's fourth place finish in Italy - actually go on to win?

As the World Cup moves into its final week, the web has been awash with "It's Coming Home" memes.

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