On the evening of the 26th of June, 1996, the perennially loathed, obstinately supported England national football team played against the Germans in the semi-finals of the UEFA European Football Championship, and lost the match in penalties (6-5) - an historic defeat decided by a single, unlucky miss.
In the summer of '96, it spent two weeks at No.1, while a 1998 version, reworked for that year's World Cup, enjoyed three weeks at the top.
The song, originally by the Lightning Seeds & the comedy duo of Baddiel & Skinner, was initially a Euro 96 song.
As celebrations rage, and ahead of the team's next bout, you may have noticed lots of United Kingdom fans saying, "It's coming home". The chorus contains the lyrics "It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home". "And yet, as I sat in Frank Skinner's living room watching England play Sweden - the team confidence and spirit so clearly there, Harry Maguire's and Dele Alli's headers sealing the day, Jordan Pickford a god among men - I started to experience a odd new feeling".
And last but by no means least, our personal favourite: Neo finally getting to grips with "The Matrix" by accepting that football is, unequivocally and without doubt, coming home.
The song's title, "Three Lions", refers to the design depicted on English players' jerseys.
For the moment, fans of the song - not to mention Epic and Columbia, who released it - can smile again, as it looks set to crack the Top 40 this week.
Three Lions was only No 33 when it entered the Top 40 last week, but has risen to the very top after England's 2-0 quarter finals win against Sweden.
The most erotically charged example of football coming home definitely came with a little help from the brilliant dole queue scene in "The Full Monty".
'You wanted to make history @England and you are doing just that, ' he wrote.
"We go out and we download and we stream Three Lions, and you know why?"
The Three Lions face Sweden in a quarter-final clash this afternoon, with the winners going on to play either Russian Federation or Croatia in the last four.
"I don't know what it is, but sometimes I get a feeling for certain things".