3 Lions '98

3 Lions '98 by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, June 20, 1998 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song was written for the 1996 European soccer championship which was being held in England. The England supporters took the song to their hearts, singing it at all the England games - it climbed to #1 in the UK and a new national anthem was created. The song brackets verses of frustration and regret about England soccer not winning any major tournament since 1966 with a lusty music hall chorus. Broudie asked the comedians and well known football fans David Baddiel and Frank Skinner to sing on the record and help with the words. The end result was the first football single which suggested that the team might not win and was therefore more realistic. In 1998 a rewritten version was released to coincide with 1998 World Cup in France and again it rose to the top of the UK charts making "Three Lions" the first song to top the UK charts twice with different lyrics.

3 Lions '98 FAQs

Who sang 3 Lions '98?

3 Lions '98 was performed by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

What year did 3 Lions '98 get to the UK number 1 spot?

3 Lions '98 first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, June 20, 1998

How long was 3 Lions '98 at number 1 in the UK?

3 Lions '98 spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.