Molly Soundtrack Surges On ARIA Chart Following Huge TV Ratings

10 February 2016 | 1:37 pm | Staff Writer

It's making a big jump this week.

The soundtrack based on the new Molly Meldrum miniseries, Molly, is set to challenge for this week's top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, just days after part one of the show scored massive TV ratings and ranked as Sunday night's most watched show on Australian screens

After coming in at #9 last week, the soundtrack is set to place in the top three and will challenge for the #1 position against the late David Bowie's compilation album, Nothing Has Changed and Adele's 25, which hasn't fallen out of the top end of the chart since its debut last November. 

The Molly miniseries pulled in 400,000 more viewers than the second-placed My Kitchen Rules on Sunday evening, so it won't shock if the soundtrack for the show can take out the #1 spot ahead of the part two premiere this weekend. 

Elsewhere, UK legend Elton John's 32nd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, is out this week and is the only debuting album set to crack the top ten. 

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Rounding out the album debuts this week include Lucinda WilliamsThe Ghosts Of Highway 20The Cult's Hidden City, Christian music group Elevation Worship's Here As In HeavenCharles Kelley and The Drive, Aussie children's entertainment group The Wiggles with Wiggle Town!FoxesAll I Need and Future with Evol.

On the Singles Chart, Super Bowl 2016 half time show headliners Coldplay's Hymn For The Weekend drops this week which also features US singer Beyonce, who arguably stole the spotlight during the performance in San Francisco this week. 

Also being released this week is Danish pop group Lukas Graham's 7 Years, while Twenty One PilotsStressed Out is set to challenge for a top three spot.