Ten Fútbol Songs to Get You Pumped for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
8. The Lightning Seeds - "Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)"
This song was written by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. It became a surprising hit for the Lightning Seeds who were able to milk enough juice out of it in 1996 and 1998.
Truth be told, the song is kind of blah, but it makes plenty of references to the '66 World Cup that was hosted in England and won by England. The Three Lions have been the symbol of England since their first international forays in the late 1800s. Given how closely tied they have been as a nation to the beautiful sport, this song only helps to highlight the fact that though they've been at it for three centuries, their sole moment in the spotlight was in 1966. Time to get over it boys.
7. Fat Les - "Vindaloo"
God, I love a good fucking curry. Fat Les might've formed to make a joke of footie songs by Blur's Alex James, actor Keith Allen, and artist Damien Hirst, but it grew into something of an adopted anthem by British fans.
These Brits are a funny bunch, while they can go from the extremism of crying over actions that occurred over half a century ago, they can still find some humor to elevate this nonsense into a funny piece of pop culture. Jesus. Now I'm craving a sloppy chicken vindaloo, giant papadums, little onions, and a dill pickle with some of that neon-green mint sauce that stains everything.