Three Lions brings home a Fourth Period at Number One
Looking very at home and celebrating their number one smash hit, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. Their "Three Lions" single sold 80,000 copies this week which gives it a Number 1 position, just as it enjoyed 22 years ago when last released.
The single also features the Lightning Seeds and has been a perenniel favourite, though never as appropriate as last weekend.
The England World Cup team's Russian Adventure
|Three Lions on a flag ENGLAND's 2018 LOGO|
Fourth Spell at Number OneThis is the first time in the chart's 66 year history that a song has spent FOUR spells at Number One with the same artist and line up. Three Lions spent two one-week spells at Number One in 1996 on its release, and two years later had a three week stay at the top of the chart. The recent exploits of the England team in Russia in the World Cup made it the single's fourth period at the top.
It is one of the best selling singles in the UK of all time, having shifted over 1.5 million copies now (the total excludes streams). The campaign to get Green Day's "American Idiot" up the charts has failed to make much impression, with a measly #25 position being reached.