Friday 20 July 2018

George Ezra wants fans to knock his song off No 1 spot for Three Lions

The singer-songwriter tweeted a video asking people to buy and stream the football anthem.

George Ezra is backing England (Matt Crossick/PA)
George Ezra is backing England (Matt Crossick/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

George Ezra has urged fans to buy and stream football anthem Three Lions to knock his own song from the top of the charts.

The singer’s track Shotgun was number one in the singles chart last week.

But Ezra, 25, appears to have World Cup fever as he has posted a video on social media urging people to help make David Baddiel and Frank Skinner’s football song reach the top spot.

He said: “Thanks to you lovely people, Shotgun has been number one for two weeks running.

“Now of course that’s amazing. But I think it’s time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions.

“We go out and we download and we stream Three Lions, and we get it to number one.

“And you know why, because it’s coming home.

“Share this video, spread the word, let’s get it to number one.

“Come on England!”

Baddiel was impressed by the move, tweeting: “How brilliant. Go George!”

Baddiel and Skinner created Three Lions with The Lightning Seeds in 1996.

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