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David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds have released a brand new version of their traditional soccer anthem – take heed to ‘Three Lions (It’s Coming Home for Christmas)’ beneath.
The authentic music – titled ‘Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)’ – was recorded ahead of England internet hosting the Euro ’96 match greater than 25 years in the past. A subsequent up to date version then got here out to mark the 1998 World Cup in France.
‘Three Lions’ has since turn out to be the defining tune of the England group in each main match.
This summer season, The Lightning Seeds and Baddiel delivered a particular efficiency of the observe rejoice the England ladies’s group reaching the Women’s Euro last. The Lionesses later belted out the music at a press convention following their victory over Germany.
Today (November 18) sees the arrival of ‘Three Lions (It’s Coming Home for Christmas)’ to mark the beginning of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this Sunday (November 20).
Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds revisited the enduring tune having been impressed by the England ladies’s group enormous Euros win. At the beginning of the festive reimagining, we hear a snippet of the Lionesses’ impromptu rendition from this yr.
Elsewhere, there are quite a few festive references and a kids’s choir. “Three Lions on a Sleigh/ Yule Rimet still gleaming/ A football Christmas song/ Not at all demeaning,” one of the choruses goes.
In an announcement, Baddiel stated: “At last it’s between me and Mariah Carey for who really is the voice of Christmas.”
Skinner added: “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.”
In the official music video, Sir Geoff Hurst swaps his England package for a Santa Suit; Lionesses Jess Carter and Beth England recreate their victory dance; whereas Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds adorn the tree. Tune in above.
David Baddiel performs ‘Three Lions’ with The Lightning Seeds
David Baddiel performs ‘Three Lions’ with The Lightning Seeds and others in 2022. CREDIT: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for The National Lottery
Fans also can buy ‘Three Lions (It’s Coming Home for Christmas)’ on a signed restricted version white vinyl, customary 7″ vinyl, cassette, and CD single – you’ll be able to order right here.
David Baddiel beforehand stated that his soccer traditional with Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds might be “put to bed” after the England Women’s group’s Euro 2022 win.
England’s first 2022 World Cup sport is in opposition to Iran on Monday (November 21) earlier than they face USA subsequent Friday (November 25).
Earlier this month, England supervisor Gareth Southgate promised that his gamers will communicate out about human rights abuses in host nation Qatar in the course of the match.
“We have always spoken about issues we think should be talked about, particularly the ones we feel we can affect,” he stated.
“Regarding the LGBT community, we stand for inclusivity and we are very, very strong on that. We think that is important in terms of all our supporters.”