An in-depth history of England World Cup songs and Euro singles
Gathered here for the first time – a comprehensive list of the England football team’s various attempts to get into the charts before each major footballing tournament.
Since the first official single was released in 1966 for the World Cup which England won, maybe they thought there was something to it, and so went on to release many more. Some are great, some are awful, most are just a bit weird – find out more about the musicians that played them and the players that…also played.
Plodding indie band Embrace released their ode to football without actually saying the word itself.
National treasures Ant & Dec take time off from being on TV 24/7 to make a football song that’s as heavy on positivity as it is on namedropping.
Pop supergroup Fat Les weigh in on lad culture with their tribute to something that rhymes with ‘Waterloo’, which for some reason was a reference they really needed to get in there.
Songs by Chumbawamba and England United, both released in 1998, both called ‘Top of The World’. There can only be one winner.
Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds made Three Lions; probably the most popular English football song of all time.
England didn’t even qualify for USA ’94 but that didn’t stop James re-recording one of their jauntier album tracks for a compilation album.
England New Order took an average squad player John Barnes and turned him into a pop culture icon thanks to this release.
A round-up of the England football songs before they really became a widespread thing. Featuring brilliant haircuts and awful songs.
An introduction to the whole crazy mess that is the England football song. Why does this continue to happen to us?
Where I watch a documentary about something that happened 20 years ago and get bummed out.