Affirmation (song)

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"Affirmation"
Single by Savage Garden
from the album Affirmation
Released 23 March 2000 (Japan)
15 June 2000 (Australia)
17 July 2000 (United Kingdom)
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 3:26
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Daniel Jones, Darren Hayes
Producer(s) Walter Afanasieff, Daniel Jones, Darren Hayes
Savage Garden singles chronology
"Crash and Burn"
(2000)
"Affirmation"
(2000)
"Chained to You"
(2000)

"Affirmation" is a song by Savage Garden, released as the fourth single from their second studio album of the same name.

Background[edit]

The lyrics are a series of statements each starting with "I believe", for instance: "I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality" and "I believe that trust is more important than monogamy". The song was first performed live at the Sydney Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in October 2000, with Darren wearing a T-shirt depicting the Aboriginal flag. The European music video is a collection of clips from the group's tour of Brisbane, entitled Superstars and Cannonballs. The original Australian version of the music video comprises various pictures and footage from history. The single was most successful in the United Kingdom where it reached #8, becoming the duo's third top 10 hit. The song was performed by Joe McElderry on his Classic Tour.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK
CD1
  1. "Affirmation" (radio version) – 4:15
  2. "Affirmation" (Almighty Remix) – 8:05
  3. "Crash & Burn" (Eddie's Crossover Mix) – 3:30
CD2
  1. "Affirmation" (live in Brisbane, May 2000) – 5:47
  2. "Truly Madly Deeply" (live in Brisbane, May 2000) – 4:38
  3. "I Knew I Loved You" (live in Brisbane, May 2000) – 4:56
Cassette
  1. "Affirmation" (radio version) – 4:15
  2. "Truly Madly Deeply" (live in Brisbane, May 2000) – 4:38
  • Europe
Single CD
  1. "Affirmation" (radio version) – 4:15
  2. "Affirmation" (Stop Beats Mix) – 4:45
Maxi-CD
  1. "Affirmation" (radio version) – 4:15
  2. "Affirmation" (Stop Beats Mix) – 4:45
  3. "I Knew I Loved You" (Eddie's Savage Dance Mix) – 5:58
  4. "Two Beds and a Coffee Machine" (Piano & Vocal Mix) – 3:28
  • Australia
Standard
  1. "Affirmation" – 4:56
  2. "I Don't Care" – 4:38
  3. "Affirmation" (Stop Beats Mix) – 4:45
  4. "I Knew I Loved You" (Eddie's Crossover Mix) – 4:26
Limited edition
  1. "Affirmation" – 4:56
  2. "I Don't Care" – 4:38
  3. "Affirmation" (Stop Beats Mix) – 4:45
  4. "I Knew I Loved You" (Eddie's Crossover Mix) – 4:26
  5. "Affirmation" (music video)
  • Japan
  1. "Affirmation" (Groovy Mix) – 4:45
  2. "I Knew I Loved You" (7" Mini-Me Mix) – 4:19
  3. "I Knew I Loved You" (Eddie's Rhythm Radio Mix) – 4:25
  4. "Two Beds and a Coffee Machine" (Piano & Vocal Mix) – 3:28
  5. "I Don't Care" (original version) – 5:05

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Charts (2000) Peak
Position
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[1] 8

End-of-year charts[edit]

End-of-year chart (2000) Position
Australian ARIA chart[2] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savage Garden". Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2000". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2011-11-03.