‘Truly Madly Deeply’ was the third single from Savage Garden’s self-titled debut album; both were released in March 1997. The song reached number one in Australia, Canada and the United States, where it spent a year inside the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It won ARIA Awards in 1997 for Single of the Year and Highest Selling Single, and was nominated for Song of the Year.
The song was written by bandmates Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones, reworking an earlier composition of theirs called ‘Magical Kisses’. It was used as the main theme from the soundtrack of the 1998 film Music from Another Room, starring Jude Law and Gretchen Mol.
Cover image: Savage Garden (Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes), 1997. NFSA: 498572