The Animal Song

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"The Animal Song"
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Single by Savage Garden
from the album Affirmation
Released 23 February 1999 (Australia)
25 March 1999 (Japan)
29 June 1999 (Europe)
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Length 4:39
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Darren Hayes, Daniel Jones
Producer(s) Savage Garden and Walter Afanasieff
Savage Garden singles chronology
"Santa Monica"
(1998)
"The Animal Song"
(1999)
"Tears of Pearls"
(1999)

"Santa Monica"
(1998)
"The Animal Song"
(1999)
"Tears of Pearls"
(1999)
Music video
"The Animal Song" on YouTube

"The Animal Song" is a song by Savage Garden, released in February 1999. The song was written for the soundtrack of the film The Other Sister, but also appeared on their second studio album, Affirmation, as well as their compilation album, Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden. It was the band's first song to be produced by Walter Afanasieff, a producer well known for his work with Mariah Carey. Walter would later produce the group's Affirmation album, and also Darren Hayes' first solo album, Spin.

Background[edit]

The video for the song was directed by Jim Gable. It features Hayes walking through a parade, with intercut scenes from The Other Sister with Juliette Lewis. The song is also used in the "Shamu Rocks" seasonal nighttime show at SeaWorld, America. "The Animal Song" became the group's third Canadian number one single, topping the singles chart for three weeks, from 27 March 1999. It also peaked at number three in Australia and New Zealand, number 19 in the United States, and—in the summer of 1999—number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

  • United Kingdom
CD1
  1. "The Animal Song" (radio version) – 3:42
  2. "Carry on Dancing" (Ultraviolet Mix) – 6:44
  3. "The Animal Song" (instrumental) – 4:17
CD2
  1. "The Animal Song" – 4:39
  2. "All Around Me" – 4:11
  3. "Break Me Shake Me" (Broken Mix) – 4:18
Cassette
  1. "The Animal Song" – 4:39
  2. "All Around Me" – 4:11
  • America
  1. "The Animal Song" – 4:39
  2. "Santa Monica" (Bittersweet Remix) – 5:00
  • Australia
  1. "The Animal Song" – 4:39
  2. "The Animal Song" (radio version) – 3:42
  3. "Santa Monica" (Bittersweet Remix) – 5:00
  • Europe
CD1
  1. "The Animal Song" – 4:39
  2. "Santa Monica" (Bittersweet Remix) – 5:00
CD2
  1. "The Animal Song" (radio version) – 3:42
  2. "Carry on Dancing" (Ultraviolet Mix) – 6:44
  3. "The Animal Song" (instrumental) – 4:17
  4. "All Around Me" – 4:11
  5. "Break Me Shake Me" (Broken Mix) – 4:18
  • Japan
  1. "The Animal Song" – 4:39
  2. "The Animal Song" (radio version) – 3:42
  3. "The Animal Song" (7" vocal mix) – 4:21
  4. "The Animal Song" (instrumental) – 4:42
  5. "The Animal Song" (a cappella) – 3:46

Charts[edit]

References[edit]