‘Three Lions’ streamed a record-breaking amount of times after England victory

first_imgLet’s face it, football certainly looks like it is going to finally come home this summer.After 52 years of major tournament agony, England seriously look like genuine contenders for the World Cup in Russia. A penalty shootout victory over Colombia on Tuesday night inspired scenes of wild celebrations across the country as fans truly started to believe Gareth Southgate could bring the World Cup home.And fans were obviously keen to carry on the celebrations late on Tuesday night, with one specific song dominating playlists up and down the country.The Lightning Seeds hit song ‘Three Lions’ (which featured David Baddiel and Frank Skinner) is quickly becoming the soundtrack of the summer.And according to entertainment company Spotify, the song was streamed a record number of times immediately after Southgate’s men claimed their victory. 1 It’s coming home. Streams for #ThreeLions reached an all-time high yesterday ⬆ pic.twitter.com/PittLWoE5r— Spotify UK (@SpotifyUK) July 4, 2018There are two versions of the hit song, the original 1996 version and the re-released 1998 version.Both were streamed over 450,000 times just before 10pm on Tuesday.Yerry Mina’s header cancelled out Harry Kane’s penalty to ensure the Three Lions would be drawn into another dreaded penalty shootout.But Eric Dier kept his composure from 12 yards to send England into the last eight, and ensure football is still indeed coming home. England players celebrate reaching the World Cup quarter-finals. last_img read more