Here’s Who Topped PRS’ Most Played UK National Football Anthems Chart

Here’s Who Topped PRS’ Most Played UK National Football Anthems Chart

The fans have spoken! As the UEFA Euro 2020 heats up, U.K. collecting society PRS for Music has revealed its list of top UK national football anthems.

Ahead of the European football championship, the popular 1990s track “Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)” has placed No. 1 on PRS’ Most Played UK National Football Anthems Chart, according to data compiled by the organization.

Released 25 years ago, “Three Lions” — known for its popular lyric “It’s coming home” — has spent 45 weeks on the UK Official Singles Chart, peaking at No. 1. The anthem was originally performed by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds.

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A fan favorite, “Three Lions” served as the official song of the England team at Euro ’96. Two years later, the enduring track was re-released as an unofficial anthem for England’s FIFA World Cup campaign.

PRS’ Most Played UK National Football Anthems Chart ranks the official Football Association, FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro songs for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The list is based on streams and downloads across online music and video-on-demand platforms in 2020.

Placing second on the list is “World in Motion,” performed by British rock band New Order with the English national football team (credited as Englandneworder) for the 1990 World Cup. Coming in at No. 3 on the chart is “This Time (We’ll Get it Right),” by the England World Cup Squad ’82 for that year’s World Cup.


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