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291   Saturday, 2 October 1954
Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-0]
Match Summary
 The Top Twenty 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, nearly two years later, when England beat Northern Ireland, Frank Sinatra's Three Coins In The Fountain was the best selling single, for the third and final week in a row. When the chart of Friday, 1 October 1954 was published, the first to contain twenty records, there were three surviving songs from the last chart when England played fourteen weeks ago:-

1. (=) Three Coins In A Fountain - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
2. (6) Smile - Nat 'King' Cole (Capitol)
3. (2) Cara Mia - David Whitfield with Mantovani & His Orchestra (Decca)
4. (3) My Friend - Frankie Laine (Philips)
5. (4) Hold My Hand - Don Cornell (Vogue)
6. (5) Little Things Mean A Lot - Kity Kallen (Brunswick)
7. (=) Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea - Max Bygraves (HMV)
8. (10) Secret Love - Doris Day (Philips)
9. (=) The Black Hills Of Dakota - Doris Day (Philips)
10. Sway - Dean Martin (Capitol)
The Story Of Tina - Al Martino (Capitol)
12. (=) The Story Of Tina - Ronnie Harris (Capitol)
13. (11) West Of Zanzibar - Anthony Steel & The Radio Revellers (Polygon)
14. (8) Idle Gossip - Perry Como (HMV)
15. If I Give My Heart To You - Doris Day With The Mellomen (Philips)
16. Sh-Boom - The Crew Cuts (Mercury)
17. (re) Wanted - Al Martino (Capitol)
18. (re) Wanted - Perry Como (HMV)
19. (re) Rachmaninoff's 18th Variation On A Theme By Paganini (The Story of Three Loves) - Winifred Atwell (Philips)
20. If I Give My Heart To You - Joan Regan (Decca)
♪Most weeks at number one when England played:
Doris Day and Frankie Laine, five, Guy Mitchell, two
Al Martino, Lita Roza, Frank Sinatra, Stargazers and David Whitfield, one each