Don't Forget Your Roots (song)

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"Don't Forget Your Roots"
Single by Six60
from the album Six60
Released18 July 2011
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010
GenrePop rock, reggae fusion
Length3:53
LabelMassive/Universal
Songwriter(s)Ji Fraser, Matiu Walters
Six60 singles chronology
"Rise Up 2.0"
(2011)
"Don't Forget Your Roots"
(2011)
"Only to Be"
(2011)

"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.[1]

Music video[edit]

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.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
  1. "Don't Forget Your Roots" – 3:53
  2. "Don't Forget Your Roots" () – 3:41
  3. "Don't Forget Your Roots" () – 3:58

Chart performance[edit]

"Don't Forget Your Roots" debuted on the RIANZ charts at number 10 and has peaked to number 2.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 2
New Zealand NZ Singles (RIANZ)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
New Zealand NZ Singles (RIANZ) 10

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
New Zealand 18 July 2011[5] Digital Download Massive Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waiata / Anthems". iTunes. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "SIX60 - Don't Forget Your Roots". YouTube. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – Six60 – Don't Forget Your Roots". Top 40 Singles.
  4. ^ "Top 20 New Zealand Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Don't Forget Your Roots - Single by Six60 on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017.