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308   Wednesday, 14 November 1956
England 3 Wales 1
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The Top Thirty 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, comprising the twelve highest selling singles of the week, it increased to twenty on Friday, 1 October 1954, and thirty on Friday, 13 April 1956. When England beat Wales, Frankie Laine's A Woman in Love was the best selling single for a fourth week. When the chart of Friday, 9 November 1956 was published, there were sixteen surviving songs from the last chart when England played four weeks ago:-

1. (=) A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine (Philips)
2. (=) Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (HMV)
(3) Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray (Philips)
4. (8) My Prayer - The Platters (Mercury)
5. (6) Rockin' Through The Rye - Bill Haley and His Comets (Brunswick)
6. (4) Lay Down Your Arms - Anne Shelton (Philips)
(10) More - Jimmy Young (Brunswick)
8. (5) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets (Brunswick)
(6) Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong - Freddie Bell and The Bellboys (Mercury)
10. (11) More - Perry Como (HMV)
11. (20) Make It A Party - Winifred Atwell (Decca)
12. (15) Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow - Nat 'King' Cole (Capitol)
13. (11) When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba - Mitchell Torok (Brunswick)
14. (21) Green Door - Jim Lowe and The High Fives (London)
15. (9) Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day (Philips)
16. (21) Blue Jean Bop - Gene Vincent (Capitol)
17. (13) Rock With The Caveman - Tommy Steele and The Steelemen (Decca)
18. (17) The Great Pretender/Only You - The Platters (Mercury)
(19) Autumn Concerto - George Melachrino Orchestra (HMV)
20. Green Door - Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
21. Rip It Up - Bill Haley and His Comets (Brunswick)
22. (14) The Ying Tong Song/Bloodnok's Rock N' Roll Call - The Goons (Decca)
23. (15) Bring A Little Water Sylvie/Dead Or Alive - Lonnie Donegan (Pye Nixa)
24. (23) I'm In Love Again - Fats Domino (London)
25. (18) See You Later Alligator - Bill Haley and His Comets (Brunswick)
26. In The Middle Of The House - Jimmy Parkinson (Colombia)
27. (28) A House With Love In It - Vera Lynn (Decca)
28. (30) Tonight You Belong To Me - Patience and Prudence (London)
29. Two Different Worlds - Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
30. Rock 'N' Roll Stage Show (LP) - Bill Haley and His Comets (Brunswick)
♪Most weeks at number one when England played:
Frankie Laine, six
Doris Day, five
Ronnie Hilton, four
Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell and Jimmy Young, two
Winifred Atwell, Rosemary Clooney,
Bill Haley, Vera Lynn, Al Martino, Lita Roza, Anne Shelton, Frank Sinatra, Stargazers, Tennessee Ernie Ford, David Whitfield and Slim Whitman, one each