I Want You (Savage Garden song)

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"I Want You"
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Single by Savage Garden
from the album Savage Garden
B-side "Fire Inside the Man"
"Tears of Pearls"
"Mine (And You Could Be)"
Released 30 July 1996 (1996-07-30) (Australia)
11 February 1997 (1997-02-11) (North America)
2 June 1997 (1997-06-02) (UK)
9 November 1998 (1998-11-09) (as "I Want You '98", UK)
Recorded 1995
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:53
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Darren Hayes, Daniel Jones
Producer(s) Savage Garden and Charles Fisher
Savage Garden singles chronology
"I Want You"
(1996)
"To the Moon and Back"
(1996)
Music video
"I Want You" on YouTube

"I Want You" is a song by Australian pop duo Savage Garden. It was originally released in Australia in the end of July 1996, as the lead single from their eponymous debut album, Savage Garden. The single hit number one in Canada, and peaked on #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and in Australia. The single also peaked at #11 on the UK Singles Chart.

In November 1998, the single was re released in the United Kingdom, following the success of "Truly Madly Deeply" and "To the Moon and Back". This release peaked at #12. The song is also used as the ending theme of the anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, during the Diamond Is Unbreakable arc.

Music video[edit]

Two music videos were released for the song; a lowbudget version in Australia and a second, higher budget version for America and international markets. The first video, released in 1996, showed the band performing in a room full of disco lights and Darren Hayes singing on the back of a moving vehicle.

The second video, released in 1997, features the band in a stylised futuristic warehouse and recording studio. Both videos present Darren Hayes with long black hair. The international version was featured on the band's compilation Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden (2005), while the Australian version was not available until the release of the compilation The Singles (2015).

Track listings[edit]

  • United Kingdom
CD (1997)
  1. "I Want You" (album version)
  2. "I Want You" (Xenomania Funky Mix)
  3. "I Want You" (Xenomania 12" Club Mix)
  4. "I Want You" (Sharp Miami Mix)
Cassette (1997)
  1. "I Want You" (album version)
  2. "Promises"
CD1 (1998)
  1. "I Want You '98" (Bascombe Mix)
  2. "I Want You '98" (Sash! Radio Edit)
  3. "To the Moon and Back" (karaoke version)
CD2 (1998)
  1. "I Want You '98" (Sash! Extended Mix)
  2. "I Want You" (Sharp Miami Mix)
  3. "I Want You" (Xenomania Funky Mix)
Cassette (1998)
  1. "I Want You '98" (Bascombe Mix)
  2. "I Want You '98" (Sash! Radio Edit)
  • Europe
CD1
  1. "I Want You" (radio version) – 3:37
  2. "I Want You" (Hot Radio Mix) – 3:33
CD2
  1. "I Want You" (radio version) – 3:37
  2. "I Want You" (Pee Wee Club Mix) – 6:30
  3. "Tears of Pearls" – 3:52
  4. "Mine (And You Could Be)" – 4:29
  • America
CD1
  1. "I Want You" – 3:53
  2. "Tears of Pearls" – 3:46
CD2
  1. "I Want You" – 3:53
  2. "I Want You" (Jason Nevins' Radio Remix) – 3:37
  3. "I Want You" (Bastone Club Mix) – 8:30
  4. "I Want You" (I Need I Want Mix) – 7:55
  5. "I Want You" (Hot Radio Mix) – 3:33
  • Japan
  1. "I Want You" – 3:53
  2. "I Want You" (Jason Nevins' Radio Remix) – 3:37
  3. "I Want You" (Bastone Club Mix) – 8:30
  4. "I Want You" (I Need I Want Mix) – 7:55
  5. "I Want You" (Hot Radio Mix) – 3:33
  • Australia
Standard
  1. "I Want You" – 3:53
  2. "Fire Inside the Man" – 4:11
Limited edition
  1. "I Want You" (original radio version) – 3:54
  2. "I Want You" (Flu Club Mix) – 6:22
  3. "I Want You" (Pee Wee Club Mix) – 6:30
  4. "I Want You" (Flu Radio Edit) – 3:44
  5. "I Want You" (Flu Midnight Mix) – 6:24

Charts and certifications[edit]

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