The latest streaming figures for Baddiel & Skinner and The Lightning Seeds‘ song ‘Three Lions’ have been released, with the track achieving an all-time streaming high following England’s win over Colombia on penalties on Tuesday (July 3).
The song – and its immortal refrain of “it’s coming home” – has once again become the soundtrack to England’s latest foray into tournament football, with Gareth Southgate’s side still very much in the competition – they’ll face Sweden in the Quarter Finals on Saturday (July 7) at 3pm.
‘Three Lions” renewed popularity over the past few weeks has seen a huge spike in its streaming figures, with the song set to return to the Top 40 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, which will be revealed in full tomorrow (July 6).
— Georgie Wonders (@GeorgieWonders) July 4, 2018
‘Three Lions’ was originally released in 1996 to mark England’s hosting of Euro ’96. The song was then reworked and re-released in 1998 to accompany England’s World Cup campaign that summer.
The two tracks’ streaming stats have been combined by Spotify in one handy graphic to illustrate how ‘Three Lions’ reached its all-time high for streams on Tuesday night following England’s win in the Second Round. There were over 450,000 streams of ‘Three Lions’ in one day, as you can see below.
— Spotify UK (@SpotifyUK) July 4, 2018
Take a look at NME‘s interview with Baddiel & Skinner from the archives.