THREE LIONS IS COMING HOME

THREE LIONS IS COMING HOME

 jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 14th July 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

 Football may not have come home, this week, but Three Lions has on the UK’s Official Chart – and it’s broken an all-time chart record

Football may not have come home this week, but at least something did. Three Lions is not only Number 1 on this week’s Official Chart, but it’s set a new all-time record too, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

The Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds track returns to the top spot 22 years after it first hit Number 1 with an impressive 80,000 combined sales this week, made up of 43,000 sales, 6.8m audio streams and 5.2m video streams.

Following a dramatic week of hope and heartbreak for English football fans, the welcome news was revealed on air today by new BBC Radio 1 Official Chart host Scott Mills. It’s the first time in the Official Chart’s 66-year history that a song has scored four spells at Number 1 with the same artist line-up; the original 1996 version had two one-week stints in 1996, while the 1998 re-work had one three-week spell at the top. England’s recent run of form in the 2018 World Cup has propelled it to a record-breaking fourth outing at the top.

David Baddiel said: “Well, this is awkward,” while Frank Skinner added: “I must say, as consolation prizes go…”

BBC Radio 1 Official Chart host Scott Mills concludes: “England gave us everything at this World Cup. The whole country got swept away with it, and Three Lions being the Official Number 1 shows how we really got behind our amazing team.”

I have always been a fan of David Baddiel (and indeed Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds) but I am really chuffed for David Baddiel. We went to see him at Nottingham Playhouse a couple of weeks ago and he was so funny. He was talking about his mum and dad, mainly his mum who died two years ago. He was hilarious.

Three Lions is one of the UK’s best-selling singles of all time, with over 1.6 million copies (excluding streams) sold since its release.

Other singles that have managed four separate stints at the top are Do They Know It’s Christmas? in 1984, 1989, 2004 and 2014, albeit with a different cast of artists each time.

Similarly, Unchained Melody has topped the chart on four occasions but by four different artists; Jimmy Young (1955), The Righteous Brothers (1990), Robson & Jerome (1995) and Gareth Gates (2002). Frankie Laine’s I Believe also enjoyed three spells at Number 1 and a fourth in 1995 covered by Robson & Jerome, and Guy Mitchell’s Singing The Blues celebrated three stints at the top in 1957 and a fourth by Tommy Steele in the same year.

A campaign to get Green Day’s American Idiot into the chart in time for Trump’s UK visit

Further down the Chart, a Facebook campaign to get Green Day’s American Idiot back into the charts in time for President Trump’s UK visit lands at Number 25.

Singles Chart W/E Friday 13th July 2018 TOP 5

 

01           3 LIONS                                                BADDIEL/SKINNER/LIGHTNING SEED

02           SHOTGUN                                            GEORGE EZRA

03           SOLO                                                     CLEAN BANDIT FT DEMI LOVATO

04           IN MY FEELINGS                              DRAKE

05           DON’T MATTER TO ME                  DRAKE FT MICHAEL JACKSON

 Baddiel, & Skinner
Baddiel, & Skinner

 

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds singing Three Lions

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

“I went to a Pretenders concert. It was a tribute act.”

LOVE IS…

Love is…what out weighs everything else

TRACK OF THE DAY

Three Lions by Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds

Highest Chart Position: No.1 for four spells 1st June 1996, 6th July 1996, 20th June 1998 & 13th July 2018

 

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