I Want You (Savage Garden song)
|"I Want You"|
|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
11 February 1997 (North America)
2 June 1997 (UK)
9 November 1998 (as "I Want You '98", UK)
|Genre||Synthpop, new wave|
|Writer(s)||Darren Hayes, Daniel Jones|
|Producer(s)||Savage Garden and Charles Fisher|
|Savage Garden singles chronology|
"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.
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).
Charts and certifications
- "Australian-charts.com – Savage Garden – I Want You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Austriancharts.at – Savage Garden – I Want You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Ultratop.be – Savage Garden – I Want You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
- "Ultratop.be – Savage Garden – I Want You" (in French). Ultratop 50.
- "Lescharts.com – Savage Garden – I Want You" (in French). Les classement single.
- "Musicline.de – Savage Garden Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Savage Garden search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Charts.org.nz – Savage Garden – I Want You". Top 40 Singles.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Savage Garden – I Want You". Singles Top 100.
- "Swisscharts.com – Savage Garden – I Want You". Swiss Singles Chart.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Kent, David (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993-2005. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-45889-2.
- "American single certifications – Savage Garden – I Want You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.