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Woodridge, Australia (1996 – 2001)

From Woodridge, Australia to worldwide success, Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones were responsible for some of the most widely-known pop songs of the late ’90s and early ’00s. Appropriately enough, given their Anne Rice-inspired name, Savage Garden veered between lush ballads (Truly Madly Deeply, I Knew I Loved You) and up-tempo dance numbers (I Want You, The Animal Song) with a deftness that put many of their contemporaries in the shade.

In July of 1996, under Roadshow Music, the duo released their debut single I Want You. The single was a hit in Australia and became the year’s highest-selling by an Australian artist. The success of the single garnered much interest from many U.S. record labels and in September, Columbia Records won the bidding war to sign the band. In November a second single, To the Moon and Back, was released and was another chart hit—reaching No. 1 in January of the following year.

“‎I Want You” was released in the United States in February 1997, where it peaked at No. 4 and quickly achieved gold status. Truly Madly Deeply, the band’s third Australian single, was released in March and reached No. 1 just before “I Want You” was released across Europe in April. The duo’s debut album, Savage Garden, entered the Australian charts at No. 1 in March and remained at that peak for 17 weeks—it was released around the world two weeks later. At the end of May, “To The Moon And Back” became the most played song on U.S. radio.


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  • LCDnewOrder

    One of life's greatest mysteries will always be how Darren Hayes managed to survive growing up in Logan unscathed.

    23 Jan 2:57pm Reply
  • fashionpack

    Their music remind me of better times [11]

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • LiamEBM

    To The Moon & Back, can't stop

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • sohamsali1

    Still waiting for the reunion.

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rikrijean


    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Their music remind me of better times [10] ♥

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Remi_Z

    Back in time when pop music had a soul... I miss them! Still believe in re-union!

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • hamlet666olsdal

    SG´s first 500 scrobblings!!! <3

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • funkydory89

    Nostalgia [53]. Their music remind me of better times [9] Childhood memories!

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Alex_L_Winchest

    Their music remind me of better times [8]

    17 Jul 2014 Reply

    The Animal Song

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • brownieboy

    Affirmation was a cool album

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • LaysGuerrero

    Their music remind me of better times [7]

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    can anyone tell me if darren had some songs like "mine", "truly madly deeply" , "to the moon and back" on his solo albums ? ... i am looking for more songs like "mine" its like so deep, melancholic, dreamy .... i never listened to those ... so probably here are enough fans of him and his work and can tell me more about similar music .... thanks.

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • caledoniankevin

    Nostalgia [52]. Their music remind me of better times [6]

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • HimeHas

    I knew I loved you before I met you ♥

    29 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Wecameaskendra

    Nostalgia [51]

    25 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MackRaven

    Add release's years for Affirmation and Greatest Hits, please

    22 Apr 2014 Reply
  • soursaurus

    I will always love this band to the moon and back. ☽

    28 Mar 2014 Reply

    достать их кассету в свое время было нереально. Обожаю, ядреная ностальгия.

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
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