North East football fans are likely to have "Three Lions" on their Euros playlists as the anthem has been named the country's favourite according to research.

The study by, dedicated time to combing through Spotify playlists of fans to unearth the top ten tunes on people's playlists during the Euros.

The 1996 tune that popularised the phrase "It's coming home", featured in a staggering 48% of all the playlists analysed.

Coming in second, "Freed From Desire" by Gala was found in 353 of the 946 playlists analysed.

This track, also released in 1996, has seen resurgence as an adopted favourite to pay homage to former Sunderland striker Will Grigg's performance leading up to the 2016 Euros.

Nowadays, it's frequently belted out at football matches and other sporting venues.

The third most popular tune turned out to be Neil Diamond's timeless "Sweet Caroline".

Featuring in 299 of the fans' Spotify playlists, the song continues to be a stadium staple since its release in 1969.

Some other big hits making the top ten include "World in Motion" by New Order, The Fratellis’ "Chelsea Dagger," and Atomic Kitten’s "Southgate You’re the One (Football’s Coming Home Again)" which graced 178 fan made playlists.

(Image: PA Images) John Barnes' rapped in 'World in Motion' ahead of the 1990 World Cup


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Unsurprisingly, the list also recognised Scottish favourites with "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" by Baccara making the cut which has been adopted as an anthem by the Tartan Army.

Geordie TV stars Ant and Dec missed out on the top 10 as their World Cup 2002 tune "We're on the Ball" did not make the cut.

A spokesperson from said: "The results of this study were always going to be interesting, and while there were a few songs nailed in to make this top ten, it’s great to see a variety of tunes favourited by both the Scottish and English team fanbases in these tracks that are likely to be heard oh-so frequently over the next few weeks."