Lightning Seeds

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Winning team, winning melodies: Euro 2020 and terrace anthems
From Sweet Caroline to Southgate You’re the One, England supporters’ songs have a less macho feel these days

Gabriel Szatan

10, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘That’s a belter!’ Three Lions and football singalongs storm the charts
Volley of fan favourites including Sweet Caroline and Atomic Kitten’s Whole Again climb the table ahead of Sunday’s Euros final

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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From New Order to Chris Kamara: England’s best and worst tournament songs
England football songs have run the gamut of emotions from misty-eyed hope to the musical expression of deep psychological malaise

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How we made Three Lions: David Baddiel and Ian Broudie on England’s Euro 96 anthem
‘I heard German fans singing it after they knocked England out. I had to resist throwing a TV out of the window’

David Baddiel and Rich Pelley

07, Jun, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Never stopped me dreaming: how Euro 96 illuminated our world
Twenty-five years ago, when football last came home, the Euros captured the hope and spirit of the time. Is there any chance this year’s tournament can do the same?

Simon Hattenstone

05, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Lightning Seeds review – jubilant Britpop sweeps away years of hurt
Sage, Gateshead
Playing greatest hits alongside the whole of hit album Jollification, Ian Broudie moves past the trauma of recent years to arrive at soulful, lysergic pop

Dave Simpson

13, Mar, 2020 @12:06 PM

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Three Lions breaks records to top the UK singles chart for a fourth time
Campaign to get Green Day’s American Idiot in the charts to mark Donald Trump’s UK visit falls short as single stalls at No 25

Laura Snapes

13, Jul, 2018 @5:00 PM

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No expense spared as England prepares for World Cup semi-final
From private jets to M&S waistcoats, open mosques to closed supermarkets, football fever grips the nation

Nazia Parveen, Alexandra Topping and Henry Jones

10, Jul, 2018 @6:07 PM

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'It's coming home': the meaning behind the Three Lions lyrics
An old football refrain echoes through the streets of England as the 1996 song roars again

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

08, Jul, 2018 @1:31 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs that capture zeitgeist
Our latest Readers recommend guru gets into the spirit of the age with tunes that take us through the ages and bring us right up to date

Scott Blair

24, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie: 'People didn't know what was on the England badge before Three Lions'

The Lightning Seeds singer on revitalising the Liverpool music scene, Mark E Smith's magic beer-procuring ability – and why he'll never write another football song

Dave Simpson

11, Jun, 2014 @2:13 PM

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The Music of Ian Broudie review – 'bittersweet undercurrents'
Miles Kane, the Coral's James Skelly and Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch are among those who join Broudie and the RLPO for an emotional celebration of his music, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

06, Apr, 2014 @4:30 PM

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