Lift Me Up (Olivia Newton-John and Darren Hayes song)

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"Lift Me Up"
Single by Olivia Newton-John and Darren Hayes
from the album (2)
Genre Pop
Length 3:59
Label Festival Mushroom
Writer(s) Darren Hayes, Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Charles Fisher, Rick Nowels

"Lift Me Up" is a song co-written by Darren Hayes, the vocalist for Savage Garden, and producer Rick Nowels.

The song was originally offered to the Backstreet Boys for possible inclusion in one of their forthcoming albums at the time. Although the Backstreet Boys did record the song in the studio, it did not make the final cut for inclusion in the album, as they reportedly had dozens of songs to consider.

Hayes then offered the song to Olivia Newton-John, as he had a contractual agreement with her management to provide songs for her. She accepted to use the song and included it in her album of duets that she was planning, inviting Hayes to record it with her. The Olivia Newton-John/Darren Hayes duo's recording appears as the second track on her album (2).

Darren Hayes later recorded a solo version of the song. The Backstreet Boys' version, despite not being on any of their recordings has appeared online.