There are two different videos to “Truly Madly Deeply”. Fun facts about classic Aussie love songs

How are your Valentine’s Day preps going? Dinner plans already sorted? Cards and chocolates bought? Ready to press play on that romantic playlist? Good on ya!

But if you’re still struggling with that perfect gift, feel free to impress your Valentine with some fun facts about their favourite love songs made Down Under. So they could never tear you apart.

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There are, in fact, two music clips to Savage Garden’s most famous banger. The original one was meant for the home audiences and is much simpler in form. The one that you know, most likely, is the international version, set in Paris.

Regardless of which video you’re familiar with, “Truly Madly Deeply” proved to be a banger in almost every corner of the world. And f you can’t quote the next line after “I want to stand with you on a mountain”, then you must have been living on another planet for the past 24 years.

There are heaps more Valentine’s Day apt songs born in Australia. Last year, I wrote about some of them that are not so obvious, at least not at first sight. This year, on the contrary – I’ve decided to focus on some (14 to be exact) classic anthems, and discover the stories behind them.

But not to give everything away so easily, I’ve put them in a sort of quiz for you. Apart from the fun fact, you’ll also get other clues: two images (one hinting the artist and the other one – the song), and a line from the lyrics.

Some tunes will be easier to guess, some might be a novelty. Mind you, they’re all songs about love in a way (platonic, physical attraction, self-love etc.). That’s why they’ll all have something related to that in the title, directly or metaphorically speaking.

So let’s see how well you know the romantic Aussie music department.

SONG ONE

SONG TWO

SONG THREE

SONG FOUR

SONG FIVE

SONG SIX

SONG SEVEN

SONG EIGHT

SONG NINE

SONG TEN

SONG ELEVEN

SONG TWELVE

SONG THIRTEEN

SONG FOURTEEN

That’s it! How many do you think you guessed correctly?

And just like in other quizzes, I can’t leave you without a solution. Here it is, in the form of a playlist.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!