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Savage Garden
Savage Garden
were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes
Darren Hayes
on vocals and Daniel Jones on instruments. Formed in Logan City, Queensland, in 1994, the duo achieved international success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the number-one hit singles "I Want You", "To the Moon and Back", "Truly Madly Deeply", "The Animal Song" and "I Knew I Loved You". The band's two studio albums, Savage Garden and Affirmation reached number one in Australia and peaked in the top ten in both the United Kingdom and United States. Their two studio albums have sold 23 million copies worldwide.[2] The group won a record number of ten ARIA Music Awards
ARIA Music Awards
in 1997 for their debut album and its related singles. They disbanded in 2001 and Hayes continued as a solo artist.

Contents

1 History

1.1 1993–1995: Formation 1.2 1996–1998: Debut album 1.3 1999–2000: Affirmation 1.4 2001: Split 1.5 2005: Truly Madly Completely 1.6 2015: Savage Garden: The Singles

2 Tours

2.1 The Future of Earthly Delites 2.2 Affirmation World Tour

3 Discography 4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] 1993–1995: Formation[edit] In 1993, multi-instrumentalist and producer Daniel Jones placed an advertisement in Brisbane
Brisbane
newspaper Time Off seeking a vocalist for his five-piece covers band Red Edge which he had formed with his brothers.[3] Darren Hayes, who was studying at university, was the only respondent and joined after his first audition.[3][4] Red Edge played venues along the Gold Coast pub and club circuit, while Hayes and Jones started to write original material.[3] In June 1994, Hayes and Jones left Red Edge to pursue a career together originally as Crush.[3] The new duo was renamed Savage Garden
Savage Garden
after a phrase from The Vampire Chronicles
The Vampire Chronicles
by Anne Rice, "Beauty was a Savage Garden". By year's end, the pair had enough songs for a demo tape, they sent 150 copies to various record companies around the world. John Woodruff (The Angels, Baby Animals, Diesel) was the only positive response, he became their manager and negotiated a contract with Roadshow Music/Warner Music.[3][1] In 1995, they entered the studio to work on their debut album with producer, Charles Fisher (Air Supply, Moving Pictures, 1927).[5] 1996–1998: Debut album[edit] In May 1996,[6] Savage Garden
Savage Garden
released their debut single "I Want You" under Roadshow Music. It peaked at No. 4 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Singles Chart and on the 1996 End of Year Singles Chart was highest placed by an Australian artist.[7][8] On 30 September, they received their first ARIA Award nomination, in the category 'Breakthrough Artist – Single', for "I Want You".[9] Their success garnered interest from international labels and they signed with Columbia Records. In November, "To the Moon and Back" was released which reached No. 1 in January 1997.[7] "I Want You" was released in North America in February, where it peaked at No. 4 on the United States Billboard Hot 100
Hot 100
and by April had achieved gold status according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[10][11] It peaked at No. 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart.[10] "Truly Madly Deeply", the band's third Australian single, was released in March and reached No. 1 and soon became their signature song.[1][7] In March, the duo's debut album, Savage Garden, entered the Australian charts at No. 1 and peaked there for a total of 19 weeks.[7] According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, "[It] revealed the influence of 1980s UK pop on Hayes and Jones' songwriting. Tears for Fears melodies blended seamlessly with Eurythmics-like arrangements, while Cure-styled guitar provided the icing on the cake."[1] The album was released internationally two weeks later. "I Want You" was released across Europe in April and reached No. 11 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart.[12] At the end of May, "To the Moon and Back" was the most played song on US radio. In June, a fourth single, "Break Me Shake Me" was released in Australia as the album reached No. 3 on the US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and was certified gold by RIAA.[11][13] In September, Savage Garden
Savage Garden
won a record ten ARIA Awards from 13 nominations for the album and associated singles.[1][14] They followed with their fifth Australian single, "Universe" in November. "Truly Madly Deeply" became their third US release and replaced Elton John's " Candle in the Wind
Candle in the Wind
1997", after its 14-week run at No. 1.[1][10] In January 1998, "All Around Me", was released as a radio only single in Australia, although about 3000 physical copies were given away at their second concert in Brisbane. By the end of the year, "Truly Madly Deeply" was the most-played song on US radio[1] and the only one-sided single to spend a full year in the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. In November, "Santa Monica", the final single from the album, was released exclusively in Japan, accompanied by a video of a live performance at the Hard Rock Cafe. As of 2005, Savage Garden
Savage Garden
had been certified 12× platinum in Australia,[15] 7× platinum in the US,[11] 3× platinum in Canada,[16] 2× platinum in New Zealand, Singapore, and in the UK.[17] 1999–2000: Affirmation[edit] In February 1999, "The Animal Song", which was featured in the Touchstone film The Other Sister, became a No. 3 hit in Australia and Top 20 in the UK and US. In September they released "I Knew I Loved You" – a love ballad – which peaked at No. 4 in Australia and No. 10 in the UK. It was followed in November by the duo's second album, Affirmation, produced by Walter Afanasieff (Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion).[1] It was described by McFarlane as "pure unadulterated pop, boasting enticing melodies and a classy and sleek production sound."[1] The album peaked at No. 1 in Australia and eventually achieved 8× platinum.[7][15] Within a month, it went platinum in the US, partly due to the success of the single "I Knew I Loved You", which hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, going platinum, and becoming the most-played single on US radio for the year.[10][11] Affirmation was a new turn for Savage Garden
Savage Garden
– it was mainstream pop and some songs had an adult contemporary sound. The group finished the year by winning two Billboard Music Awards: Adult Contemporary Single of the Year and Hot 100
Hot 100
Singles Airplay of the Year.[citation needed] In February 2000, as "Crash and Burn" became the third single from their second album, 1997's "Truly Madly Deeply" was still on the Monitor/Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay Chart, breaking the record for length of time on that chart. It would finally drop off after 123 weeks,[18] while "Crash and Burn" peaked at No. 10. In June, Hayes performed "'O Sole Mio" at Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti's annual charitable benefit concert Pavarotti and Friends. Savage Garden's success was reflected at the Billboard Music Awards, where they won Best Adult Contemporary Video and No. 1 Adult Contemporary Song of the Year, for "I Knew I Loved You", and No. 1 Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year. "I Knew I Loved You" stayed on the Monitor/Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay Chart for 124 weeks.[19] Savage Garden
Savage Garden
performed Affirmation at the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in August 2000. 2001: Split[edit] In late 2001, there was media speculation that the band would break up due to Hayes starting his solo album project. He announced that Jones was taking time off to work on a record label that he had founded. The band took a hiatus, but was expected to reform by early 2002. However, in October 2001, Hayes announced that Savage Garden
Savage Garden
had broken up.[20] Hayes and Jones had agreed that they would break up after finishing their tour for their second album. It was reported that Jones did not learn about the actual date of the break-up until he read the report of Hayes announcing the split. After the announcement, the band's website posted a statement:

We are extremely grateful to our fans all around the world for their incredible support over the years. The success of Savage Garden
Savage Garden
and our time together has been an amazing experience... one that we will never forget. We just hope that you all understand our individual needs to continue growing.

In an interview on the musicMAX network, Hayes said that a few weeks before the release of their second album, Jones did not like the fame that the band was receiving and was not happy. Hayes wanted to move on in the music industry as a solo artist. His first solo single, "Insatiable", was released in January 2002 and his solo album, Spin, followed in March. It spawned several UK Top 40 singles, including "I Miss You", "Strange Relationship", and "Crush (1980 Me)". Hayes has released more solo albums. Jones started his own production company, Meridien Musik, and built a recording studio, Level 7 Studios, to record young Australian artists including Aneiki and Bachelor Girl. In August 2007, Hayes was asked by The Daily Telegraph if he and Jones would ever consider a reunion. He replied abruptly, "No, never. I once said I'd only do it if it cured cancer, and that's still how I feel."[21] 2005: Truly Madly Completely[edit] The greatest hits package, Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden, was released on 7 November 2005 – with a US release following in early 2006 – and included a new single by Darren Hayes entitled "So Beautiful". Several variations of the release also included a bonus DVD featuring several music video clips, as well as the Parallel Lives documentary, which was earlier released as a bonus feature of the Superstars and Cannonballs
Superstars and Cannonballs
DVD/VHS. 2015: Savage Garden: The Singles[edit] To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's formation, a new compilation titled Savage Garden: The Singles was released on 12 June and features a previously unheard demo from 1994, entitled She. Darren Hayes said of the recording; "It's a long time ago, but my recollection is I was writing about the relationship that I have, and continue to have, with the women in my life. From my Sister to my Mother and all the friends and the wonderful female relationships in my life. I know I'm indebted to these incredibly strong women who loved me and taught me what it was like to be strong and succeed in a world where you sometimes feel underestimated." The album also includes a bonus DVD of Australian and international music video releases.[22] It accompanies a major re-release of their two studio albums with bonus tracks and live performances, the first time their catalogue has received such treatment.[23] Tours[edit] The Future of Earthly Delites[edit] The Future of Earthly Delites
The Future of Earthly Delites
Tour was called the To the Moon and Back Tour in the US. Some footage from this tour can be seen in the international music video for "Break Me Shake Me", as well as the music video for "Tears of Pearls". Affirmation World Tour[edit] The Affirmation World Tour played 80 shows in Australia, North America, Europe and the Far East through 2000. The show was the beginning of Hayes's collaboration with Willie Williams, having a stage set consisting of a gameshow-like backdrop of multicoloured neon lights. The international music video for the song "Affirmation", as well as the music videos for "Chained to You" and "The Best Thing", were filmed during this tour. During the Australian leg of the tour, a camera crew also filmed both on-stage and backstage for what would later be the Superstars and Cannonballs
Superstars and Cannonballs
DVD/VHS. Discography[edit] Main article: Savage Garden
Savage Garden
discography

Savage Garden
Savage Garden
(1997) Affirmation (1999)

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Savage Garden In 2009 as part of the Q150
Q150
celebrations, Savage Garden
Savage Garden
was announced as one of the Q150
Q150
Icons of Queensland
Queensland
for its role as an "Influential Artists".[24]

Savage Garden
Savage Garden
portal Music of Australia portal

References[edit] General

McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Whammo Homepage". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 5 April 2004. Retrieved 18 September 2010.  Note: Archived [on-line] copy has limited functionality. Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara; Paul McHenry (2002) [1987]. The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1. [25]

Specific

^ a b c d e f g h i McFarlane 'Savage Garden' entry. Retrieved 26 September 2010. ^ Chris Lord-Alge brings mix of humor spirit. books.google.com. 5 November 2005. Retrieved 2014-06-01.  ^ a b c d e Nimmervoll, Ed. "Savage Garden". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2014.  ^ Harnisch, Toby. " Savage Garden
Savage Garden
Biography". Savage Garden
Savage Garden
Central (Toby Harnisch). Retrieved 14 October 2010.  ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Savage Garden". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2014.  ^ "New Release Summary – Product Available from: 27/5/96 (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 327)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2 April 2017.  ^ a b c d e "Discography Savage Garden". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 September 2010.  ^ "End of Year Charts – Top 50 Singles 1996". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 26 September 2010.  Note: Australasian artists are bolded, O.M.C. at No. 4 with "How Bizarre" are from New Zealand. Savage Garden's "I Want You" appears at No. 12. ^ "ARIA Awards 2010 : History: Winners by Artist: Savage Garden". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 26 September 2010.  ^ a b c d " Savage Garden
Savage Garden
> Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2010.  ^ a b c d "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Retrieved 14 October 2010.  ^ "UK Charts > Savage Garden". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 October 2010.  ^ " Savage Garden
Savage Garden
> Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2010.  ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1997: 11th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 14 October 2010.  ^ a b " ARIA Charts
ARIA Charts
> Accreditations > 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 14 October 2010.  ^ "CRIA Gold & Platinum". Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA). Retrieved 2008-12-04.  ^ "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 14 October 2010.  Note: Requires user to input artist name, e.g. Savage Garden. ^ " Truly Madly Deeply
Truly Madly Deeply
- Savage Garden". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 15 October 2010.  ^ " I Knew I Loved You
I Knew I Loved You
- Savage Garden". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 15 October 2010.  ^ Eliezer, Christie (5 October 2001). " Savage Garden
Savage Garden
confirms split". Billboard. Archived from the original on 5 October 2001. Retrieved 19 October 2014.  ^ "Introducing Mr Darren Hayes". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited (News Corporation). 4 August 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2009. When asked whether the pair might ever consider a Spice Girls-style reunion the response was abrupt. "No, never," he says curtly. "I once said I'd only do it if it cured cancer. And that's still how I feel.  ^ Emily Mack (15 May 2015). "Hear Previously Unreleased 1994 Savage Garden Demo, 'She'". www.musicfeeds.com.au. Retrieved 15 May 2015.  ^ Bernard Zuel (15 May 2015). " Savage Garden
Savage Garden
release first new song, She, in a decade". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 May 2015.  ^ Bligh, Anna (10 June 2009). "PREMIER UNVEILS QUEENSLAND'S 150 ICONS". Queensland
Queensland
Government. Archived from the original on 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.  ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 

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Savage Garden

Darren Hayes Daniel Jones

Studio albums

Savage Garden Affirmation

Compilation albums

The Future of Earthly Delites Truly Madly Deeply
Truly Madly Deeply
– Ultra Rare Tracks Ultra Hit Tracks Affirmation: The B-Sides Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden The Singles

Singles

"I Want You" "To the Moon and Back" "Truly Madly Deeply" "Break Me Shake Me" "Universe" "All Around Me" "Santa Monica" "Tears of Pearls" "The Animal Song" "I Knew I Loved You" "Crash and Burn" "Affirmation" "Chained to You" "Hold Me" "The Best Thing"

Video releases

Superstars and Cannonballs

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Discography Awards and nominations Affirmation World Tour

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ARIA Award for Album of the Year

Whispering Jack
Whispering Jack
by John Farnham
John Farnham
(1987) Man of Colours
Man of Colours
by Icehouse (1988) Temple of Low Men
Temple of Low Men
by Crowded House
Crowded House
(1989) Matchbook by Ian Moss
Ian Moss
(1990) Blue Sky Mining
Blue Sky Mining
by Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil
(1991) Baby Animals by Baby Animals (1992) Hepfidelity
Hepfidelity
by Diesel (1993) The Honeymoon Is Over
The Honeymoon Is Over
by The Cruel Sea (1994) Don't Ask
Don't Ask
by Tina Arena
Tina Arena
(1995) Hourly, Daily by You Am I
You Am I
(1996) Savage Garden
Savage Garden
by Savage Garden
Savage Garden
(1997) Unit by Regurgitator
Regurgitator
(1998) Internationalist by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(1999) Reflector by Killing Heidi (2000) Odyssey Number Five
Odyssey Number Five
by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2001) Barricades & Brickwalls by Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2002) Vulture Street by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2003) Get Born
Get Born
by Jet (2004) The Sound of White
The Sound of White
by Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2005) Tea & Sympathy by Bernard Fanning
Bernard Fanning
(2006) Young Modern
Young Modern
by Silverchair
Silverchair
(2007) Apocalypso by The Presets
The Presets
(2008) Walking on a Dream
Walking on a Dream
by Empire of the Sun (2009) Down the Way
Down the Way
by Angus & Julia Stone (2010) Moonfire by Boy & Bear (2011) Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
by Gotye
Gotye
(2012) Lonerism
Lonerism
by Tame Impala
Tame Impala
(2013) 1000 Forms of Fear
1000 Forms of Fear
by Sia (2014) Currents by Tame Impala
Tame Impala
(2015) Skin by Flume (2016) Go Farther in Lightness
Go Farther in Lightness
by Gang of Youths
Gang of Youths
(2017)

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ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist

Album

...Ish by 1927 (1989) Tales of the City by Rockmelons (1989) Matchbook by Ian Moss
Ian Moss
(1990) Safety in Numbers by Margaret Urlich
Margaret Urlich
(1991) Baby Animals by Baby Animals (1992) Marvin the Album
Marvin the Album
by Frente!
Frente!
(1993) Get on Board by The Badloves (1994) Frogstomp
Frogstomp
by Silverchair
Silverchair
(1995) Tu-Plang by Regurgitator
Regurgitator
(1996) Savage Garden
Savage Garden
by Savage Garden
Savage Garden
(1997) Left of the Middle
Left of the Middle
by Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1998) The Living End
The Living End
by The Living End
The Living End
(1999) Reflector by Killing Heidi (2000) Since I Left You
Since I Left You
by The Avalanches
The Avalanches
(2001) Polyserena
Polyserena
by George (2002) Innocent Eyes by Delta Goodrem
Delta Goodrem
(2003) Get Born
Get Born
by Jet (2004) The Sound of White
The Sound of White
by Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2005) Wolfmother
Wolfmother
by Wolfmother
Wolfmother
(2006) Sneaky Sound System
Sneaky Sound System
by Sneaky Sound System
Sneaky Sound System
(2007) Lessons to Be Learned
Lessons to Be Learned
by Gabriella Cilmi
Gabriella Cilmi
(2008) Ladyhawke by Ladyhawke (2009) Moonfire by Boy & Bear (2011)

Single

"That's When I Think of You" by 1927 (1989) "Tucker's Daughter" by Ian Moss
Ian Moss
(1990) "Token Angels" by Wendy Matthews (1991) "Early Warning" by Baby Animals (1992) "Ordinary Angels" by Frente!
Frente!
(1993) "Lost" by The Badloves (1994) "Tomorrow" by Silverchair
Silverchair
(1995) "It's Alright" by Deni Hines (1996) "Shut My Eyes" / "Eight Step Rail" by The Superjesus (1997) "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1998) "Lucky Star" by Alex Lloyd
Alex Lloyd
(1999) "Get Set" by Taxiride (1999) "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue (2000) "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches
The Avalanches
(2001) "Get Free" by The Vines (2002) "Born to Try" by Delta Goodrem
Delta Goodrem
(2003) "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet (2004) "O Yeah" by End of Fashion
End of Fashion
(2005) "Forever Young" by Youth Group
Youth Group
(2006) "Just a Song About Ping Pong" by Operator Please
Operator Please
(2007) "Sweet About Me" by Gabriella Cilmi
Gabriella Cilmi
(2008) "My Delirium" by Ladyhawke (2009) "Feeding Line" by Boy & Bear (2011)

Release

I Believe You Liar
I Believe You Liar
by Megan Washington
Megan Washington
(2010) Falling & Flying by 360 (2012) Flume by Flume (2013) The New Classic
The New Classic
by Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea
(2014) Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
by Courtney Barnett (2015)

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ARIA Award for Single of the Year

"You're the Voice" by John Farnham
John Farnham
(1987) "Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil
(1988) "Under the Milky Way" by The Church (1989) "Crying in the Chapel" by Peter Blakeley
Peter Blakeley
(1990) "I Don't Wanna Be with Nobody But You" by Absent Friends (1991) "Treaty (Filthy Lucre Remix)" by Yothu Yindi
Yothu Yindi
(1992) "The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews (1993) "The Honeymoon Is Over" by The Cruel Sea (1994) "Tomorrow" by Silverchair
Silverchair
(1995) "Where the Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
and Kylie Minogue (1996) "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden
Savage Garden
(1997) "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1998) "The Day You Come" by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(1999) "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue (2000) "My Happiness" by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2001) "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
(2002) "Born to Try" by Delta Goodrem
Delta Goodrem
(2003) "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet (2004) "Catch My Disease" by Ben Lee
Ben Lee
(2005) "Black Fingernails, Red Wine" by Eskimo Joe
Eskimo Joe
(2006) "Straight Lines" by Silverchair
Silverchair
(2007) "Sweet About Me" by Gabriella Cilmi
Gabriella Cilmi
(2008) "Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun (2009) "Big Jet Plane" by Angus & Julia Stone (2010) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2011)

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