Don't Forget Your Roots (song)
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|"Don't Forget Your Roots"|
|Single by Six60|
|from the album Six60|
|Released||18 July 2011|
|Genre||Pop rock, reggae fusion|
|Songwriter(s)||Ji Fraser, Matiu Walters|
|Six60 singles chronology|
"Don't Forget Your Roots" is a single by New Zealand rock band Six60. It was released as on 18 July 2011 as the second single from their self-titled debut studio album. It reached number 2 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.
In September 2019, Six60 re-recorded the song for Waiata / Anthems, a collection of re-recorded New Zealand pop songs to promote Māori Language Week. The new version, retitled "Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō / Don't Forget Your Roots", featured lyrics reinterpreted by scholar Tīmoti Kāretu.
A music video to accompany the release of "Don't Forget Your Roots" was first released onto YouTube on 13 July 2011 at a total length of three minutes and forty-eight seconds.
- Digital single
- "Don't Forget Your Roots" – 3:53
- "Don't Forget Your Roots" () – 3:41
- "Don't Forget Your Roots" () – 3:58
"Don't Forget Your Roots" debuted on the RIANZ charts at number 10 and has peaked to number 2.
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||2|
|New Zealand NZ Singles (RIANZ)||1|
|New Zealand NZ Singles (RIANZ)||10|
|New Zealand||18 July 2011||Digital Download||Massive Entertainment|
- "Waiata / Anthems". iTunes. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
- "SIX60 - Don't Forget Your Roots". YouTube. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- "Charts.nz – Six60 – Don't Forget Your Roots". Top 40 Singles.
- "Top 20 New Zealand Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- "Don't Forget Your Roots - Single by Six60 on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017.