In the summer of '96, it spent two weeks at No.1, while a 1998 version, reworked for that year's World Cup, enjoyed three weeks at the top.
Officialcharts.com said the song, performed by comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds, had shot up from 24 to number 1 at the halfway stage yesterday's chart update.
Football's coming home! There is no doubt about it, as these infectious movie and TV inspired Wold Cup mash-ups prove.
Three Lions has been buzzing around the office all summer. The chorus contains the lyrics "It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home".
What does "It's coming home" mean?
During the band's performance at The Tobin Center of Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, they celebrated England's win over Sweden to reach the World Cup semi-final by performing the "Three Lions" anthem with the crowd. This time, England are going The Full Monty... England have not only scored multiple headers with both John Stones and Harry Maguire now scoring, but their set piece routines have seen defences looking frantic in attempts to stay marking their man leading to penalties due to holds in the box.
"For those attending a wedding service at 3pm, I'd strongly encourage you to make sure you are fully on-side with the happy couple and switch off your mobile phone in advance", she told the Daily Telegraph.
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"Three Lions" is back in the charts, the sun is out and football fever has gripped the country.
Meanwhile, it's been a good week for the inescapable "Three Lions" song, even if it has been ruined forever for those of us who appreciated its charm up until now.
As reported in Metro, Jason said, "I was having dinner with my mum when a work mate rang me, we were talking about football and he said to me that I would never get that tattooed on my bum in a million years".