Break Me Shake Me

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"Break Me Shake Me"
Single by Savage Garden
from the album Savage Garden
Released 16 June 1997 (Australia)
11 July 1997 (New Zealand)
19 September 1998 (Europe)[1]
19 October 1998 (Japan)[2]
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop rock, hard rock
Length 3:23
Label Roadshow Music
Writer(s) Darren Hayes, Daniel Jones
Producer(s) Savage Garden and Charles Fisher
Savage Garden singles chronology
"Truly Madly Deeply"
(1997)
"Break Me Shake Me"
(1997)
"Universe"
(1997)

"Break Me Shake Me" is the fourth single released by Savage Garden from their eponymous debut album Savage Garden.

Background[edit]

"Break Me Shake Me" was released exclusively as a single in Australia in 1997, before being issued in Europe and Japan during the summer of 1998. The single was never released in the United Kingdom. The song was a hit in Australia, reaching #7 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Two music videos exist for the song. The first video, which presents Darren Hayes with long hair, and was made for the Australian market, features the band performing the song in a small room, whilst the walls came closer and closer together. The second video, which presents Darren Hayes with short hair, and was made for the European market, features the band driving around in a car, performing in a desert and some concert footage from their Future of Earthly Delites tour. This video was directed by Adolfo Doring.[3]

The version of "I'll Bet He Was Cool" that features on the Australian release is around twenty seconds shorter than the version that appears on most other releases. The "acoustic live" version of "I Want You" that features on the European release is the same version that appears on the Japanese Truly Madly Deeply – Ultra Rare Tracks CD. "Break Me Shake Me (Remix)" is the same as "Break Me Shake Me (Broken Mix)", which appears on The Future of Earthly Delites remix album. The full title of the Japanese release is Break Me Shake Me + 4 Rare Tracks. "Santa Monica" was originally intended to be released before "Break Me Shake Me", and thus many online retailers made a listing for Santa Monica Remixes EP. However, "Santa Monica" was later released as a separate single. The version of "Tears of Pearls (Tears on the Dancefloor Mix)" is the original, uncorrected version which appeared on the first pressing of The Future of Earthly Delites remix album.

Track listing[edit]

  • Europe
Single CD
  1. "Break Me Shake Me" – 3:23
  2. "Break Me Shake Me" (live acoustic) – 3:26
Maxi-CD
  1. "Break Me Shake Me" – 3:23
  2. "Break Me Shake Me" (live acoustic) – 3:26
  3. "Break Me Shake Me" (Remix) – 4:18
  4. "I Want You" (live acoustic) – 2:47
  • Australia
Standard
  1. "Break Me Shake Me" – 3:23
  2. "I'll Bet He Was Cool" – 4:39
  3. "Break Me Shake Me" (live acoustic) – 3:26
Limited edition
  1. "Break Me Shake Me" – 3:23
  2. "I'll Bet He Was Cool" – 4:39
  3. "Break Me Shake Me" (live acoustic) – 3:26
  4. "To the Moon and Back" (Hani's Num Radio Edit) – 3:58
  5. "To the Moon and Back" (Hani's Num Dub) – 5:17
  6. "To the Moon and Back" (Escape Into Hyperspace Mix) – 4:38
  • Japan
  1. "Break Me Shake Me" – 3:23
  2. "Tears of Pearls" (Tears on the Dancefloor Mix) – 5:24
  3. "Carry on Dancing" (Ultraviolet Mix) – 6:46
  4. "To the Moon and Back" (acoustic) – 3:27
  5. "Break Me Shake Me" (Broken Mix) – 4:18

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