This song is one of only three songs to top the British charts twice with different lyrics, the others being “Mambo No. 5” (in versions by Lou Bega and Bob the Builder) and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (by Band Aid and Band Aid 30).
This. The moment they released the 98 version it changed the meaning.
The re-release isn’t cannon
It’s canon to me damnit!
Good luck in winning Christmas, Chris!
Yes and it was the official FA slogan for the 1996 Championships* and NOT coined solely by Frank Skinner and David Baddiel.
*-“Football Comes Home”
The guy who wrote the song says it’s about the trophy coming home.
There were three writers
The trophy was designed in Italy.
I know, mate, but England won it in the 1960s.
Woah there was a third version!
The '98 version was the original version.
ELO dropped out at the last minute in '96.
Ah that makes sense now.
That one was designed in France.
how dare you
With a kiss?
Anyway, semantics aside - great song, can’t abide anyone using the coming home hashtag.
And even allowing for the fact that they were singing about the World Cup by mistake it’s a different trophy entirely to the one England won.
This is… chaos.