Sing Our Own Song

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"Sing Our Own Song"
Single by UB40
from the album Rat in the Kitchen
B-side Sing Our Own Song (Version)
Released 1986
Genre Reggae
Length 4:00
Label DEP International DEP23
Writer(s) UB40
Producer(s) UB40
UB40 singles chronology
"Little Baggariddim"
"If It Happens Again"
"All I Want"

"Sing Our Own Song" is a song and single written and performed by British group, UB40. [1] It featured backing singers Jaki Graham, Mo Birch and Ruby Turner[1] and was the ninth and final track on their album Rat in the Kitchen. Released in 1986 it reached 5, on the UK charts, staying for nine weeks. [2] It made 1 on the Dutch charts in 1986.

The song was written as an anti-apartheid song and was censored in South Africa.[3] Featuring the ANC rallying cry of "Amandla Awethu", it is considered a protest song of the time.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Sing Our Own Song". Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "UK Official charts - UB40". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Avoid the censored songs". SABC Media Libraries. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  4. ^ "UB40". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 

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