Top 5 England Football Songs

Top 5 England Football Songs

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The Jules Rimet is still gleaming. Welcome to WatchMojo UK and today we’ll
be counting down our picks for the top 5 England football team songs. For this list, we’re belting out some classic
tracks, with every song released to help spur the Three Lions on to great things at the
FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship. We’re including official and unofficial
singles and, while the team hasn’t always performed well, these records always hit the
back of the net. First released in 1990 and later used by Everton
as soundtrack to their 1995 FA Cup final, “All Together Now” enjoyed a second wind
when it entered the charts as the England anthem for Euro 2004. Inspired by the events on Christmas Day in
1914, when British and German troops played a game of football on no-man’s land, the
song is an all-out celebration of the beautiful game. The 2004 tournament ended badly for England,
with penalty defeat to Portugal, but this track often crops up during TV coverage of
international matches. The result of arguably the strangest collaboration
in modern pop music, Fat Les saw Blur bassist Alex James, actor Keith Allen and artist Damien
Hirst join forces for one of football’s finest sing-alongs. An unofficial song for France ‘98, “Vindaloo”
was initially created as a parody of other cliched football chants – the fans loved it
though. The instantly recognisable refrain was soon
sung from the terraces, and the trio had a number two hit on their hands. And the Verve-inspired music video is truly
something to behold. This song inspired a new tradition, as England
players sang on the record. “Back Home” may boast some pretty patchy
vocals, but the song stormed to the top of the charts in 1970 – with a rousing chorus
and marching band. Of course, England were reigning world champions
at the time – although they couldn’t retain their crown. But, “Back Home” wasn’t forgotten, and
was famously resurrected as the intro music for Baddiel and Skinner’s ‘90s footy talk
show, “Fantasy Football League”. New Order might’ve seemed an unconventional
choice when they were enlisted by the FA to record a track for the 1990 World Cup in Italy,
but they duly delivered an undisputed classic. “World in Motion” is another example of
pitch perfect player involvement, with the video remembered for Gazza’s boyish grin. But John Barnes is the real star of this show,
delivering a now-legendary rap before the final chorus. The track reached number one in the charts
and inspired England to the semi-finals. Before we unveil our top pick, here are a
few honorable mentions. #1: “Three Lions” (1996)
Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds Surprisingly, today’s winner wasn’t actually
the official song for England at Euro ‘96 – Simply Red’s “We’re In This Together”
took that honour – but Baddiel and Skinner are the ones we all remember. Teaming up with the Lightning Seeds, the comedy
double act created a football phenomenon when the European Championships were staged on
home soil. With spot-on sentiment and a standout hook,
it scored an easy number one. And it demanded a re-release (with fresh lyrics)
for France ‘98, when it topped the charts again.

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  2. Watch the celebration videos all over England on You Tube of our victory on Penalties v Colombia and all you hear everywhere is FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME 🙂

  3. Football’s

    ⚪️ entertaining
    ⚪️ boring
    🔘COMING HOME ITS COMING HOME ITS COMING HOME, ITS COMIN’…FOOTBALLS COMIN’ HOME

  4. It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming
    Football's coming home (We'll go on getting bad results)
    It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming
Football's coming home
It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming
Football's coming home
It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming
Football's coming home
    Everyone seems to know the score, they've seen it all before
    They just know, they're so sure
    That England's gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away
    But I know they can play, 'cause I remember
    Three lions on a shirt
    Jules Rimet still gleaming
    Thirty years of hurt
    Never stopped me dreaming
    So many jokes, so many sneers
    But all those "Oh, so near"s wear you down through the years
    But I still see that tackle by Moore and when Lineker scored
    Bobby belting the ball, and Nobby dancing
    Three lions on a shirt
    Jules Rimet still gleaming
    Thirty years of hurt
    Never stopped me dreaming
    England have done it, in the last minute of extra time!
    What a save, Gordon Banks!
    Good old England, England that couldn't play football!
    England have got it in the bag!
    I know that was then, but it could be again
    It's coming home, it's coming
    Football's coming home
    It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming
    Football's coming home
    (England have done it)
    It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming
    Football's coming home
    It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming
    Football's coming home
    (It's coming home) Three lions on a shirt
    (It's coming home, it's coming) Jules Rimet still gleaming
    (Football's coming home
    It's coming home) Thirty years of hurt
    (It's coming home, it's coming) Never stopped me dreaming
    (Football's coming home
    It's coming home) Three lions on a shirt
    (It's coming home, it's coming) Jules Rimet still gleaming
    (Football's coming home
    It's coming home) Thirty years of hurt
    (It's coming home, it's coming) Never stopped me dreaming
    (Football's coming home
    It's coming home) Three lions on a shirt
    (It's coming home, it's coming) Jules Rimet still gleaming
    (Football's coming home
    It's coming home) Thirty years of hurt
    (It's coming home, it's coming) Never stopped me dreaming
    (Football's coming home)

  5. Does anyone remember what that song is called with loads of whistling and has a really good beat kind of like a festival song also

  6. Three lions on a shirt for many years I misheard that lyric I thought they said three lines on a shirt 😂.

  7. it was always going to be Three Lions at number one. they might as well ban future England songs because nothing will live up to the legacy of such an inspiring anthem that looks back on past disappointments while at the same time looking to the future with a sense of hope. and, after beating Columbia earlier this week, reports are that the song is storming the charts and could very well be number 1 again before the tournament is over

  8. The two best songs were also the ones where England played their best,, both times reaching the semi finals only to be knocked out by Germany on penalties.

  9. Back home seems much older than a song from 1970 stylistically. It’s got the feel of a song from the ‘30s or ‘40s.

  10. It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming…. FOOTBALLS COMING HOME 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  11. The clapping in the intro of Back Home is a near carbon copy of the clapping in the intro of the German song "Gute Freunde kann niemand trennen" (Good friends can't be seperated by no one) from Franz Beckenbauer from 1966. The irony is that I think the English national team singing its own anthem for the world cup 1970 inspired the German national team to do the same for 1974 with "Fußball ist unser Leben" (Football is our life).

  12. Did I miss something said at the beginning that disqualified "You'll Never Walk Alone"? I mean it is sung by fans of several British football clubs before the game, most noteably of course Liverpool, and even in other countries it has become a football anthem.

  13. How is vindaloo only at 4?! It defo should have been at number 2. I agree that three lions is number 1. It’s a classic!

  14. hahahaha lol remember when everyone thought we were gonna win the world cup last year hahahahahahahhahahaaha im still bitter about that

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