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Late night talkshow host Jimmy Fallon helps push Aussie-made app Loopy HD to number one

An Australian-made iPad app, which allows singers to loop multiple audio tracks, has soared to the top of the iTunes chart thanks to America's newly minted king of late night talk Jimmy Fallon.

The app - Loopy HD - made an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon when the 39-year-old host decided to sing a duet with one of his guests, singer Billy Joel.

Fallon and Joel used the app to record backing vocals for themselves, and then sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight, one of the songs from the hit Disney musical The Lion King

The app, which retails in the US iTunes store for US$7.99, was ranked in 201st place on iTunes ranking of paid iPad apps prior to the stunt.

Within minutes it had rocketed to the number one slot. Since peaking overnight, it has slipped down in ranking.

In the Australian iTunes store it costs A$8.49.

The app was created by an Australian software company, A Tasty Pixel, which describes itself as a "one-man indie software development company which specialises in apps with beautiful and functional user interfaces" on its website.

The "one man" is software developer Michael Tyson. According to his Twitter account, he lives in Melbourne.

And although he was not likely watching the segment on Jimmy Fallon, he is clearly aware of its impact. As sales for the app soared, he tweeted: "Woo! Thank you, TV!"

Woo! Thank you, TV! pic.twitter.com/BMd3wq6l1P

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