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Sources: savagegarden.com - darrenhayes.com - www.en.wikipedia.org - rockonthenet.com



1997
January:
‘To The Moon and Back’ takes the #1 slot in the group’s home market.

February:
‘I Want You’ is released in the US, where it peaks at #4 on the Billboard chart and soon reaches Gold status. The single gains a great deal of additional exposure when Rosie O'Donnell starts playing snippets from the track on her talk show. Savage Garden later on (20/5/97) appeared on the show and sang an acoustic version of ‘I Want You.’


Chart stats for 'I Want you':
Peaked at #4 in the US
and stayed at that position for 1 week
1 x Gold= 500,000 sales (April 7 1997)

Peaked at #11 in the UK
and stayed at that position for 1 week in June 1997
2 x Platinum = 1,200,000 sales

Dave Bascombe did a remix of the 1997 single which
peaked at #12 in the UK
and stayed at that position for 1 week in December 1998

Peaked at #4 in Australia
and stayed at that position for 3 weeks
1xPlatinum = 70,000 sales



March:
The band’s third single ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ is released in Australia and immediately hits the #1 slot.

Chart stats for 'Truly madly deeply':
Peaked at #1 in Australia, April 6th 1997,
and stayed at that position for 8 weeks
2 x Platinum = 140,000 sales
#7 on Aria’s end of year chart 1997

Peaked at #1 in the US
and stayed at that position for 2 weeks, 17 jan and 24 jan 1998,
1 x Gold = 500,000 sales (December 22, 1997)

Peaked at #4 in the UK
and stayed at that position for 4 weeks in February 1998
1 x Platinum 600,000 sales



April / May:
‘I Want You’ is released across Europe and immediately burns up the airwaves across the Continent. In the UK the single narrowly misses the Top Ten, landing a #11 position on the official chart.

The band play their first Australian shows (a total of 11 sold out dates in only 17 days), make their first TV appearance and launch their official website.


‘Savage Garden’ the duo’s eponymous debut album is released on April 2 in Australia and debuts at #1 on the ARIA Album chart. It remained at the number 1 spot in Australia for an astonishing 17 weeks. Two weeks later the album explodes around the rest of the world.

‘To The Moon and Back’ is the most played song on US radio during the last week in May.

‘To The Moon and Back’ is released across Europe in the late summer and swiftly achieves Gold status in both the UK (where it sells close to half a million copies) and Greece.

Chart stats for 'To the Moon and Back':
Peaked at #24 in the US
and stayed at that position for 1 week

Peaked at #3 in the UK
and stayed at that position for 1 week in August 1998
1 x Gold = 400,000 sales

Peaked at #1 in Australia
and stayed at that position for 1 week (January 19) in 1997
1 x Platinum = 70 000 sales
#12 on Aria’s end of year chart 1997



June:
‘Break Me Shake Me’ is released in Australia.

Chart stats for 'Break Me Shake Me':
Peaked at #7 in Australia
and stayed at that position for 1 week
1 x Gold = 35 000 sales


‘Savage Garden’ is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and peaks at #3 on the Billboard Chart.

Chart stats for 'Savage Garden':
Peaked at #3 in the US
and stayed at that position for 1 week
7 x Platinum = 7,000,000 sales
(September 13, 2000)

Peaked at #2 in the UK
and stayed at that position for
1 week in March 1998
2 x Platinum = 600,000 sales

Peaked at #1 in Australia
and stayed at that position for 19 weeks
12 x Platinum = 840,000 sales (2001)
#1 on Aria’s end of year chart 1997


July:
‘To The Moon and Back’ is released in the USA

In August, the band members play their first overseas show, performing outdoors in Los Angeles at Universal Citywalk.

Later that same month, ‘Savage Garden’ is certified 7x platinum in Australia, 3x platinum in Canada, 2x platinum in New Zealand and platinum in Singapore.

By the end of August, the band’s debut album has been #1 on the Australian ARIA chart for 16 weeks.

Darren and Daniel receive a record-breaking 13 nominations for the annual ARIA Awards in Australia.‘To The Moon and Back’ is nominated for a Video Music Award by MTV in the US.

September:
The band win in 10 categories at the ARIA Awards ceremony.


Album of the Year (Savage Garden)
Single of the Year (Truly Madly Deeply)
Song of the Year (To the Moon and Back)
Highest Selling Single (Truly Madly Deeply)
Best Group
Breakthrough Artist (Savage Garden)
Best Pop Release (To the Moon and Back)
Best Independent Release (Savage Garden)
Producer of the Year (Savage Garden)
Engeneer of the Year (Savage Garden)


‘Universe’ is released in Australia

Chart stats for 'Universe':
Peaked at #26 in Australia
and stayed at that position for 1 week


The band performs at the Channel V Awards in India and take home the Best International Debut Single award.

November:
‘Savage Garden’ is certified 8x platinum in Australia. A month later it is 9x platinum and a month after that 10x.

‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ is released in the US and by early December has shot to #1, knocking ‘Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ off the top slot after 14 weeks and propelling sales of the band’s album to platinum status.

Added 02 Apr 2006
by nilam

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