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Euro 2020: Are you in the mood for tonight’s game? Here Are 18 Classic Football Songs | Ents & Arts News

Everyone seems to know the score, they’ve seen it all …

Except this time, maybe, they didn’t. Clean sheets. More and more goals as the tournament progresses. Could football (whisper) in fact go home ?

We have David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds’ Ian broudie to thank for this central refrain now synonymous with England and football; a song full of shameless nostalgia for the days of our World Cup victory (1966, you may have heard of it), perfectly capturing the blend of “oh-so-nears” pessimism and cautious hope that accompanies being a fan of England.

Released for Euro 96, when there was only 30 years of trouble, Three Lions is still the ultimate anthem in English football. But if England win their semi-final against Denmark, Sunday’s match will be their first international tournament final since 1966; a historic moment, which means you might want an entire soundtrack to mark the occasion.

From a tribute to Sven-Goran Eriksson to a celebration of baked goods, here are some official and unofficial songs to add to the playlist. After Three Lions, of course. And Three Lions ’98, because nobody likes change. We still believe …

This time (we’re gonna get it right)

After failing to qualify for the World Cup in 1974 and 1978, 1982 was not only a big year for football, but a big year for England in the charts. Frontman Kevin Keegan was no stranger to the Top 40, having released the single Head Over Heels In Love a few years earlier, and he led the team in their promise to “get it right … this time”. Unfortunately, this was not the case; England did not progress beyond the second group stage, although they remained undefeated throughout the tournament in Spain. The song ranked number two, so …

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