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'I Knew I Loved You' peaks at #1 on the Billboart hot 100 chart
and stays at that position for 4 weeks. (29 jan, 5 feb, 12 feb, 26 feb 2000)

The next single from their sophomore album: ‘Crash and Burn’ is released around the world.

Chart stats for 'Crash and Burn'
Peaked at #24 in the US
and stayed at that position for 2 weeks

Peaked at #14 in the UK
and stayed at that position for 1 week in April 2000

Peaked at #16 in Australia
and stayed at that position for 1 week

Darrens take on the song 'Crash and Burn' - "The beginning of Daniel and I writing songs across the ocean. We'd send tapes back and forth. I couldn't admit to anyone I was lonely living in New York, so I wrote the song in the third person, talking about myself, but it was about me. I wasn't coping and I thought, `I wish someone would say this to me'.''

"Track Record" Track By Track of the "Best Of" Album
Herald Sun - Hit liftout, Part 1, November 17, 2005
Melbourne, Australia

After 106 weeks on the chart, ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ breaks the record for length of time for any single on the Monitor/Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay Chart. (It finally drops off the chart after an incredible 123 weeks).

At the World Music Awards Savage Garden take home the ‘World’s Best-Selling Australian Group’ award.

Savage Garden embarks on a world tour starting in Japan on April 2.

Tour stats:
The Affirmation world tour included four legs; Japan, Australia, North America, and Europe. It began in Japan on April 2, 2000 and ended in Africa on December 17, 2000

Savage Garden Backing band:
Karl Lewis (Drums)
Ben Carey (Lead Guitar)
Lee Novak (Bass Guitar)
Jennifer Blakeman (Keyboards - first part of the tour)
Celeste Kim (Keyboards - last part of the tour)
Angie Becker (backing vocals)
Elisa Fiorillo (backing vocals).

The Affirmation world tour reaches Australia

In June Darren performs with Luciano Pavarotti at the tenor’s annual concert ‘Pavarotti and Friends’, a charity benefit for children in Cambodia and Tibet. Performing ‘O Sole Mio’, Darren was the only artist to sing on that year’s show in Italian.

‘I Knew I Loved You’ stays on the Monitor/Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay Chart for 124 weeks beating the group’s other record-breaking track, ‘Truly, Madly Deeply’. 17 of those weeks, the song was at #1.

The tour reaches North America

Savage Garden performs "Affirmation" at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 olympics. Watch the performance >

Savage Garden wins an Australian Music Industry Award (ARIA) for Highest Selling Album (Affirmation)

They were also nominated in the following categories: Album Of The Year (Affirmation), Best Group , Best Pop Release (Affirmation) and Producer Of The Year.

Darren and Daniel plays three concerts in Mexico

At the Billboard Music Awards the duo win a Billboard Music Video Award for Best Jazz/Adult Contemporary Clip of the Year (‘I Knew I Loved You’), #1 AC Song of the Year (‘I Knew I Loved You’) and #1 AC Artist of the Year.

The European leg of the Affirmation world tour takes place during November and december.

Savage Garden plays their last live show ever (12-17-00) in Cape Town, Bellville Velodrome.

Darren's take on that last show "..."It was really tense. The whole touring party was ready to go home because it was the end of the (Affirmation) tour, but it was also the end of the band and no one knew.

"I cried. I cried on stage. A couple of times. I still get upset thinking about it. At the end I just sang a little bit of that Doors song, This is the End, and gave Daniel (Jones) a big hug and it was cool. We left separately and didn't speak for the longest time.

"We've tried to maintain a friendly rapport but I think it'll be a while before we're buddy-buddies. We always had a bizarre relationship anyway. I always felt he kept a healthy distance from me.

"In many ways he was my mentor. It was like a student-teacher relationship when we began. He knew he was developing me for greater things, then he let me go. But I didn't want to be let go."..."

Up the Savage Garden path
Savage Garden's Darren Hayes is already back in fertile ground
by CAMERON ADAMS, Herald Sun, 10 JAN 2002

Added 02 Apr 2006
by nilam

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