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'It's Coming Home' Memes Are Taking Over The Internet

'It's Coming Home' Memes Are Taking Over The Internet

For the first time since 1990, England are on their way to the World Cup semifinal against Croatia after a 2-0 victory over Sweden.

Both versions of Three Lions have sold a combined total of 1.6 million copies, making the song one of the most successful singles in the United Kingdom of all time.

The song Three Lions by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and band The Lightning Seeds was originally written for the Euro 1996 tournament, which England hosted but dropped out in the semi-finals after a penalty shootout against Germany.

Everyone seems to know the score They've seen it all before They just know, they're so sure That England's gonna. When England beat Colombia last Tuesday to pass through to the quarter-finals, fans belted the chorus line in pubs, buses and streets across the country.

Now though, we're giving you the task of naming every lyrics.

Three Lions has been buzzing around the office all summer.

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After reaching number one twice in that year, the song was re-released two years later for the 1998 World Cup in France and again was in the top spot for three weeks. Here's what "it's coming home" means and its origin.

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

Talk about spreading the England cheer on the other side of the pond!

Comedy duo David Baddiel and Frank Skinner's football song Three Lions is on course to top the United Kingdom singles chart for a third time.

"We got out we download and we stream "Three Lions", and we get it to Number 1". Though perhaps that's getting ahead of things somewhat; nearly certainly, as the Lightning Seeds immortalized, the team will manage despite the confidence of the country behind them to make an error in judgement or tactics and get the boot before seizing the trophy.

I know that was then.


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