Football anthem streaming rockets after England's Euros victory

Three Lions, Vindaloo and Come On England are amongst the popular hits being played by football fans.

Ian Broudie from the Lightening Seeds (left to right), comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel at a photocall announcing their new recorded version of the Three Lions to coincide with the 1998 World Cup.   (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Three Lions has seen a surge in streaming thanks to England's victory. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Football anthems including Three Lions, Vindaloo and Come On England have seen a huge surge in streaming after England's victory in their first Euros match.

The England team opened their Euro 2024 campaign on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Serbia, and according to Spotify, fans have been celebrating by streaming some classic football hits.

David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds' 1996 hit Three Lions was named as the most streamed football-based hit of the day, with streams up by a massive 796% according to the company's data.

Three Lions reached number one in the 1996 singles chart and often makes a reappearance for major international tournaments - it was back in the charts in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2021, making it back to number one in 2018.

Football anthems are a popular streaming choice on Spotify at the moment. (Spotify)
Football anthems are a popular streaming choice on Spotify at the moment. (Spotify)

But it isn't the only footie anthem that has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to football fever gripping the nation once again.

Other popular choices providing the soundtrack to the sporting summer include Fat Les's football chant parody Vindaloo, which is up by 903% in Spotify streams.

Celebrity football fans Ant and Dec are also getting in on the streaming action with their 2002 song We're On The Ball up by 847%, the 2004 reworking of Come On Eileen retitled Come On England is up by 930% and Back Home, the single from the 1970 World Cup Squad, is up by 988%.

404481 02: Ant n'' Dec members Ant McPartlin (L) and Declan Donnelly pose for photographers April 25, 2002 at the launch of their official England World Cup song
Ant and Dec's We're On The Ball has also made a comeback. (Getty Images)

Other data from Spotify shows that British listeners have spent 2.5 million hours streaming football songs over the last two weeks alone, with more than 14,000 playlists created in dedication to UEFA's Euros tournament hosted by Germany.

There have been more football-themed playlists created than in any other country taking part in the contest and there is also a nod to a feeling of patriotism as the City of London Choir's version of God Save the King has seen streams surge by 319%.

Football fans looking for inspiration in their listening around the tournament should check out Spotify's dedicated football hub, which includes podcasts, music and editorial content about the tournament.

Recommendations include Spotify's football anthems playlist and podcasts Euros Daily, Football Weekly, Football Ramble and Stick to Football.