Falls Festival Acts Get Chart Boost

9 January 2016 | 6:01 pm | Staff Writer

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As we figured during this week's midweek ARIA Charts, it's pretty damn difficult to dethrone pop royalty when it comes to the ARIA Charts.

With reigning queen Adele topping the Albums Chart for the seventh straight week with 25, and Justin Bieber's Purpose, Taylor Swift's 1989 and Ed Sheeran's holding fast since last week at #2, #3 and #4 respectively, we think it'll be quite a while until someone can knock these pop juggernauts off their thrones.

However, last week's Falls Festival events and their corresponding sideshows have bumped up a number of the festival's touring acts, with Texan gospel maestro Leon Bridges re-entering the charts at #15 with Coming Home and our very own Courtney Barnett jumping from #45 last week to #29 with Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit.

Halsey has also climbed a few notches from #36 to #32 with Badlands after a healthy round of sideshows this week in Sydney and Melbourne, while Hilltop Hoods has jumped from #63 to #46 with Walking Under Stars, Disclosure up from #85 to #59 with Caracal, RUFUS reentering at #64 with Atlas, Gang Of Youths reentering at #71 with The Positions, Foals enjoying a healthy jump from #99 to #77 with What Went Down, and Jamie xx reentering at #83 with In Colour. 

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The only debut this week comes from US singer/songwriter Rachel Platten at #12 with Wildfire.

This week also sees '80s star Tracy Chapman re-entering at #35 with her self-titled Tracy Chapman, while her Greatest Hits album has jumped from #86 to #36. The Chapman resurgence coincides with recent covers of her mega-hit Fast Car: Jonas Blue feat Dakota's version climbs to #4; Tobtok feat River's version moves up to #33. Chapman's own version has risen to #61 this week.

The top three on the Singles Chart remains the same as last week with The Biebs taking out the top spot with his Ed Sheeran collaboration, Love Yourself (its fifth week at #1 makes it The Biebs' longest run in the top spot here), with Adele's Hello at #2 and Bieber's Sorry at #3.