Always on My Mind (Tiki Taane song)

"Always On My Mind" is a single by the New Zealand singer Tiki Taane. It was released as the first single from Taane's first solo album, Past, Present, Future. It reached number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart.

"Always On My Mind"
Single by Tiki Taane
from the album Past, Present, Future
Released28 April 2008
GenreAcoustic Reggae/ BBQ Reggae
Songwriter(s)Tiki Tanne, Glen Nathan
Tiki Taane singles chronology
"Always On My Mind"
"Starship Lullaby"

The song has been certified 2x Platinum and made it to #1 in New Zealand, knocking Chris Brown off the top spot after a seven-week reign. The song spent nineteen non-consecutive weeks in the top ten, including two weeks at number one, and a total of fifty-five weeks in the chart so far.[1] "Always On My Mind" has also become one of the most successful singles of all time in New Zealand, landing at number one on the Best of All Time Singles Chart, a chart that has been tracking singles since 1994. The title was previously held by "Bathe in the River" by Hollie Smith.[2]

In September 2019, Taane 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 "Kei Tōku Ngākau Nei Koe / Always on My Mind", featured lyrics reinterpreted by scholar Tīmoti Kāretu.[3]

Singles Chart Peak
Certification Sales
New Zealand Singles Chart 1[4] 2x Platinum 30,000+[5]


  1. Steffen Hung. "Tiki Taane - Always On My Mind". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. "Waiata / Anthems". iTunes. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  4. RIANZ Archived May 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. RIANZ Archived October 31, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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