Three Lions

Three Lions by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, June 1, 1996 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. A Lion has been a symbol of England since the late 11th century, and was featured on early versions of the English Coat of Arms. This song's title comes from the emblem of the England football team, which shows three lions walking and showing full face.

Three Lions FAQs

Who sang Three Lions?

Three Lions was performed by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

What year did Three Lions get to the UK number 1 spot?

Three Lions first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, June 1, 1996

How long was Three Lions at number 1 in the UK?

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