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280   Monday, 8 June 1953
United States 3 England 6 [0-1]
 
Match Summary
 
 The Top Twelve UK Music Chart by New Musical Express 
   

On Friday, 15 November 1952, The New Musical Express published the first ever singles chart in the UK. However, when England beat the United States, Frankie Laine's I Believe was the best selling single for the fourth week in a row. When the chart of Friday, 5 June 1953 was published, there were twelve surviving songs from the last chart when England played last Sunday:-

1. (=) I Believe - Frankie Laine (Philips)
2. (3) Terry's Theme From 'Limelight' - Frank Chacksfield (Decca)
3. (4) Downhearted - Eddie Fisher (HMV)
(8) In A Golden Coach (There's A Heart Of Gold) - Billy Cotton & His Band (Decca)
4. (6) Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me - Muriel Smith (Philips)
(2) Pretend - Nat 'King' Cole (Capitol)
5. (12) Coronation Rag - Winifred Atwell (Decca)
6. (7) I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher with Sally Sweetland (HMV)
7. In A Golden Coach (There's A Heart Of Gold) - Dickie Valentine (Decca)
8. (10) The Song From The Moulin Rouge - Mantovani (Decca)
9. (5) Pretty Little Black Eyed Susie - Guy Mitchell (Colombia)
10. (11) Terry's Theme From 'Limelight' - Ron Goodwin (Parlophone)
11. (9) Tell Me A Story - Jimmy Boyd & Frankie Laine (Philips)
12. The Windsor Waltz - Vera Lynn (Decca)
I'm Walking Behind You - Dorothy Squires (Polygon)
 
♪Most weeks at number one when England played:
Frankie Laine, four
Al Martino and Lita Roza, one each

 
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