Six60 break 33-year chart record with three Top 10 singles

Six60 have yet another reason to celebrate after breaking a local chart record set more than 30 years ago.

The Dunedin rockers are the first local act to land three songs in the Top 10 singles charts since Dave Dobbyn set the record in 1986.

Six60 appear three times in the this week's chart, appearing as a guest on the current No. 6 single 'Catching Feelings' by Drax Project, while their own song 'The Greatest' sits at No. 9. 

A version of their 2011 hit 'Don't Forget Your Roots' called 'Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō' sits at No. 10. The single was released for Māori Language Week and is sung in Te Reo.

Dave Dobbyn last achieved the feat in May 1986 with the singles 'You Oughta Be In Love', 'Slice of Heaven' featuring Herbs and 'Sailing Away' with the Kiwi supergroup, All of Us.

"It's exciting to keep pushing the boundaries of music in New Zealand," said the band's drummer Eli Paewai in a statement.

"The support has been incredible and it really excites us when we think about the new music we are about to release."

Lorde came close to breaking Dobbyn's record in 2013 with 'Tennis Court' sitting at No. 1, 'Swingin' Party' at No. 10 and 'Royals' at No. 11.

It's been a record-breaking year for Six60 after they performed a sold-out show at Western Springs Stadium, the first New Zealand band to headline an event there.

The band are planning on repeating the performance at the same venue on February 22 next year. By then, they should have released their new album, which will feature their recent single 'The Greatest'.

Six60 are also planning to release a documentary about the record-breaking performance at Western Springs.


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