Sport: Football’s coming home




David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seedshave recorded a new version of their iconic football anthem ‘Three Lions (It’s Coming Home for Christmas)’. They were so inspired when England Women won the Euros this summer that they re-recorded the track with new lyrics and an audio clip of the Lionesses triumphant press conference rendition of the song. David Baddiel said: At last it’s between me and Mariah Carey for who really is the voice of Christmas. We just had to do it. Christmas World Cup songs are not like buses. If we’d let this opportunity pull away, it would have been a very long wait for the next one.”

Frank Skinner added. “ ‘Three Lions on a sleigh, with She-Lion’s Inspiration, Santa says let’s play, the Christmas tree formation’ is just one new verse destined to get the country up on their feet and singing for 90 minutes.” In the feel good video, Sir Geoff Hurst swaps his England kit for a Santa Suit; Lioness heroes Jess Carter and Beth England recreate their celebratory dance; while David, Frank and the Lightning Seeds decorate the tree as kids join in the festivities. Watch the video HERE.

Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)’ is the only song to have ever become UK number one on four separate occasions with the same artists: twice in 1996 when it was originally released, for three straight weeks in 1998 and again in 2018 when it made chart history by moving up from number 24 to number one in one week! During the 2020 Euros, the song spent four weeks in the top ten and on the final day of that tournament had over three million Spotify streams.

Three Lions (It’s Coming Home For Christmas) is available from Sony Music in the following formats all of which fit snuggly under the Christmas tree:

7” Limited edition signed white vinyl
White Cassette
7” white vinyl
CD single

And from all download and streaming services.

Available to stream/purchase 

Steve Legg

Steve is a British speaker, author and founder of The Breakout Trust, a Christian mission organisation based in Littlehampton on the south coast of England. Since 1988 he has travelled the length and breadth of the UK and 30 countries overseas, covering a staggering 1.5 million miles on the road, using a crazy mix of comedy, trickery and mystery to communicate the Christian message to young and old. He has performed at top venues globally including NIA Birmingham, Wembley Arena and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Radio and TV appearances are in the hundreds. His passion is creative communication of the Christian faith through performances, books, DVD’s and other resources. The author of 17 books, these days when he’s not on the road, much of his time is spent on the groundbreaking men’s Christian lifestyle magazine, Sorted.

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