Friday, 21 September, 2018


These 'It's Coming Home' Memes Win the World Cup

GETTYThe duo took to social media to show their elation GETTYThe duo took to social media to show their elation
Hannah Rogers | 10 July, 2018, 01:59

With the resurgence of the English team in the World Cup in Russian Federation, the song has come smashing back into relevance as England fans start to believe.

Altogether now...."It's Coming Home!".

The campaign has gone into overdrive from the moment Harry Kane nodded the Three Lions ahead in the last minute in their opener against Tunisia.

The song was released in 1996, when England hosted the European Football Championship, to poke fun at the lack of worldwide tournament success the country had experienced since winning the World Cup in 1966.

"The cheers I can hear outside coming from every direction is giving me chills!" she said on Twitter. Baddiel and Skinner, its comic co-writers, have said they meant the song to reflect the realities of British football fandom in the intervening decades since their fleeting ultimate victory - "a bittersweet love song" to a team that can only be relied upon to screw it all up.

With Gareth Southgate and his England football team heading towards their inevitable football World Cup destiny and Britain going absolutely mad for it, these "It's coming home" memes have been fueling the Three Lions fire...

Three Lions is back where it belongs when it comes to the Official Vodafone Big Top 40.

Talk about spreading the England cheer on the other side of the pond! Fair, but we mustn't forget the line which follows: "I know that was then / but it could be again".

But the England manager gave a nod to the It's Coming Home movement on Saturday for the first time. Since we beat Colombia, a song that Frank, Ian Broudie and I wrote 22 years ago has become - well - what it was 22 years ago, but this time, because of social media and nostalgia and maybe a country in need of a song to sing together, multiplied by 10.

Following England's incredible win against Sweden, the track by The Lightening Seeds & Baddiel and Skinner - which includes the iconic chant "It's coming home" - has smashed its way to number one.

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