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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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  • funkydory89

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

    25 Jul 6:57pm Reply
  • Alex_L_Winchest

    Their music remind me of better times [8]

    17 Jul 2:13pm Reply

    The Animal Song

    5 Jul 6:14am Reply
  • brownieboy

    Affirmation was a cool album

    22 Jun 11:02pm Reply
  • LaysGuerrero

    Their music remind me of better times [7]

    18 Jun 1:43pm 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 12:17am Reply
  • caledoniankevin

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

    10 May 11:20pm Reply
  • HimeHas

    I knew I loved you before I met you ♥

    29 Apr 3:28pm Reply
  • Wecameaskendra

    Nostalgia [51]

    25 Apr 7:43pm Reply
  • MackRaven

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

    22 Apr 7:54am Reply
  • soursaurus

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

    28 Mar 12:36pm Reply

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

    6 Mar 4:59am Reply
  • Kris_92

    Nostalgia [50]. Their music remind me of better times [5]

    25 Feb 3:08pm Reply
  • x_joshua

    Vote Up!!! I think this is one of their best pictures!

    21 Jan 3:47am Reply
  • x_joshua

    Everything by Savage Garden is amazing; they're a band of their time and will forever be a legend. No other band compares or even comes to close being anything like them. I know those are just opinions but in my heart, they are facts.

    21 Jan 3:36am Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Debut is really good but from what I heard their softmore is meh.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply

    Nostalgia [49]. Their music remind me of better times [4]

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HeartOfAWolf

    Oh, the 90s...

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Firulicious

    Nostalgia [48]. Their music remind me of better times [3]

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Varnish_ice

    Nostalgia [47]. Their music remind me of better times [2]

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
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