The British singer-songwriter scored his first ever chart-topping single with Shotgun, but he’s happy to stand aside so Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds can take their fourth stint at the top.
The original Three Lions was number one on two separate occasions in 1996, before a new version in 1998 repeated the trick. After it topped the unofficial Big Top 40 rundown over the weekend, can it do win the country’s Official Singles Chart on Friday?
The Official Charts Company have said the anthem – often mistakenly called Football’s Coming Home – has accumulated a hefty 24,000 downloads and 2.6 million official streams since the chart tracking week started last Friday.
Once the streams have been weighted to their sales-equivalent number, the track is around 8,000 units ahead of Ezra at the halfway stage.
And Ezra himself said in a Twitter video: “Thanks to you lovely people, Shotgun has been number one for two weeks running.
“That is amazing, but I think it’s time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions.
“We go out, we download and we stream Three Lions and we get it to number one.”
He added: “And you know why? It’s because it’s coming home.
“Share this video, spread the word and get it to number one. COME ON ENGLAND!”
Three Lions isn’t the only football anthem doing well from England’s hot streak in the World Cup.
Fat Les’s 1998 hit Vindaloo has shot back up to No28 while New Order’s 1990 record World In Motion is back up to No34.
Over on the album chart, Years And Years are racing to No1 with their new album Palo Santo, narrowly leading The Greatest Showman’s soundtrack.
The record’s single If You’re Over Me is also heading to No4, a new peak, on the singles chart, according to midweek data.
This week’s Official Charts will be announced on Friday.