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. With lyrics like, "England's gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away", and "thirty years of hurt", the song was meant to lovingly poke fun at the bittersweet existence of British soccer fans, according to the Independent.
The Three Lions was originally released for the European Championships in 1996 when it topped the charts.
That faith has manifested as one enthusiastic refrain: "It's coming home". And that is entirely thanks to "Three Lions".
When Sam Allardyce was sacked after just one game of the qualifying campaign for Russian Federation and fans were staying away from Wembley Stadium rather than going to cheer on their side, nobody would have predicted England would be at the gates of the World Cup final, with just Croatia between them and a trip to the Luzhniki Stadium, but that's what has happened, and the English press are suitably euphoric. This time, England are going The Full Monty...
A football-mad couple paid £750 to have a 72-inch TV installed at their wedding reception - so their guests could watch the England vs. Sweden match during their celebrations.
England were the better side, admits Andersson
Sweden lags as a +370 bet on Saturday's World Cup odds , and are also pegged as distant +2500 longshots on the championships odds. Didier Deschamps ( France Coach): "I don't necessarily have convictions, but I've always been certain about some things".
"I find myself doing this with qualifiers and all that - you have to say: 'Oh well, you never know".
In a clip shared on Twitter, members of the cast were dressed in their costumes backstage, as they started to sing Hamilton song Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down), before chanting: "Football's coming home, it's coming home".
And here's some context for you: "Three Lions" has kept Drake - yes, that's the global phenomenon Drake - off the top slot in the Spotify UK charts.
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.
England's Harry Kane celebrates after he scored his side's second goal against Panama on Sunday. The team broke the curse of losing penalty shootouts by winning 4-3.