Hollywood (Madonna song)

Infobox Single
Name = Hollywood

Artist = Madonna
from Album = American Life
Released = July 3 2003 (Europe)
July 8, 2003 (US)
Format = CD maxi Single
12" maxi single
Recorded = 2003
Length = 4:25
Genre = Pop, electronica
Label = Maverick, Warner Bros.
Writer = Madonna
Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Producer = Madonna
Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Last single = "American Life"
This single = "Hollywood"
Next single = "Nobody Knows Me"
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = studio

Lower caption = UK CD2 cover
Extra album cover 2
Type = studio

Lower caption = "Into the Hollywood Groove" CD cover
Extra tracklisting
Album = American Life
Type = studio
prev_track = "American Life"
prev_no = 1
this_track = "Hollywood"
track_no = 2
next_track = "I'm So Stupid"
next_no = 3

"Hollywood" is the second single from Madonna's ninth album "American Life", released in 2003. The single failed to chart in the U.S., becoming the first Madonna single in twenty years not to do so.

ong information

The song was the follow-up to the single "American Life," but it suffered from the anti-war message that the song's original video had displayed. "Hollywood" became Madonna's first single to miss the Billboard Hot 100 since she first appeared on to the chart twenty years prior with "Holiday." "Hollywood" was released as the second "American Life" single on July 3 2003 in Europe and on July 8 in the United States.

In an interview, Madonna said of the song: "This song is like a metaphor for me. It's the city of dreams and superficiality. It's the place where you forget about the really interesting things in life. In Hollywood, you can lose your memory and your vision of the future. You can lose everything because you can lose yourself." Fact|date=May 2008

The single featured remixes by Jacques Lu Cont, The Micronauts, Paul Oakenfold, Deepsky and Victor Calderone. Sander Kleinenberg's remix can be heard in the vinyl EP "Confessions of an Icon: Remix EP", a bootleg record. Kleinenberg's remix is shortened for this release and is an edit of what he played on his radio show.

In 2005 the song found an unlikely incarnation when it was performed live on occasion by controversial rocker, Marilyn Manson during his Against All Gods tour. Guitarist Mark Chausee would play the song's recognizable arpeggiated riff, while Manson could be heard hauntingly singing the arguably melancholy lyrics offstage. It is unknown whether this infrequent interpretation of the song was officially endorsed and licensed by Madonna or not, but between 2005 and 2006 the two icons, Manson and Madonna, met for the first time and confessed for one another a mutual admiration. In 2004, a cover version of the song was recorded by indie dance-punk group CSS.

Madonna also performed "Hollywood" on the MTV special, "Onstage And On Record", and as an interlude on her 2004 Re-Invention Tour.

Into the Hollywood Groove

In August 2003, the song was remixed with "Into the Groove" and performed with Missy Elliott under the title "Into the Hollywood Groove" as part of a promotional campaign for clothing store GAP. [ [http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0808/p19s01-almp.html Sellout or smart marketing? | csmonitor.com ] ] Copies of the promotional CD were given away to customers, and were not available for individual purchase. [ [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/07/25/BU267694.DTL Bands to fit the brand / S.F. company's CDs sell for likes of Pottery Barn / S.F. company leading trend of 'lifestyle' CDs in nonmusic retailers ] ] An extended mix (The Passengerz Mix) was also recorded and appears on the compilation "Remixed & Revisited". A promotional video was also shot, which received negative reviews from advertising critics. [ [http://www.slate.com/id/2087161/ Madonna and Missy Elliott fall into the Gap. - By Rob Walker - Slate Magazine ] ] A parody of the commercial was featured on MADtv which poked fun at Madonna's age.

Chart performance

"Hollywood" failed to break onto the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States; it did manage some minimal pop and adult top 40 airplay.

"Hollywood" was released at a time when many American radio stations refused to play Madonna's songs, a decision perceived as a rebuttal to her anti-war sentiment in wake of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, which is noted to also be a driving cause for the song's low chart positions.

Though the song failed to enter the Hot 100, "Hollywood" did manage to break the top twenty in the singles charts of many other countries in which it was released. In the UK it entered at #2 (but fell to #15 in its second chart week).

In the United World Chart it peaked at number three.

Music video

The video dealt with the often shallow world of Hollywood. The video also features Madonna receiving botox shots, now a symbol for the superficiality of the celebrity set. The video was based around re-creations of the photographs of Guy Bourdin. Bourdin's son didn't consider the video to be homage, but rather stealing, and sued Madonna for using the images by his father without permission. Although Madonna has frequently appropriated the work of other artists in her music videos without legal trouble, in this case she reportedly settled the lawsuit with a $600,000 payout.

"Hollywood" was filmed on June 2-3, 2003 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California and directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. In the US, it premiered on June 23 2003 on VH1 (along with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video), June 24 on yahoo.com and June 27 on MTV.

Two official remix videos of "Hollywood" were also released: the "Aviddiva Remix" created by Dustin Robertson is the more popular of the two remixes and features unreleased footage from the video shoot. The second remix video entitled the "Paul Oakenfold Edit" was released by Warner Bros. Records as a promo-only and consists mostly of clips from the original video.

*Director: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
*Producer: Lynn Zekanis
*Executive Producers: David Naylor, Sam Aslanian, Missy Galanida
*Director of Photography: Pascal Lebegue
*Editor: Dustin Robertson
*Production Company: DNA Inc.

Track listings and formats

;UK 12" vinyl (W 0614 T) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/163549 Madonna - Hollywood ] ]
*A1 "Hollywood" (Radio Edit) — 3:42
*A2 "Hollywood" (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duck Mix) — 7:09
*B "Hollywood" (Oakenfold Full Remix) — 7:01

;UK 2 x 12" vinyl (W 0614 T2) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/408967 Madonna - Hollywood ] ] , US 2 x 12" vinyl (42638-0) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/552687 Madonna - Hollywood ] ] , GR 2 x 12" vinyl (9362 42638-0) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/174915 Madonna - Hollywood ] ]
*A1 "Hollywood" (The Micronauts Remix) — 6:25
*A2 "Hollywood" (Oakenfold Full Remix) — 7:01
*B "Hollywood" (Calderone & Quayle Glam Mix) — 9:22
*C1 "Hollywood" (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duck Mix) — 7:09
*C2 "Hollywood" (Oakenfold 12" Dub) — 7:01
*D "Hollywood" (Deepsky's Home Sweet Home Vocal Remix) — 7:34

;GR CD single (5439 16643-2) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/223761 Madonna - Hollywood ] ]
# "Hollywood" (Radio Edit) — 3:42
# "Hollywood" (The Micronauts Remix) — 6:25

;UK CD single 1 (W 0614 CD1) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/178902 Madonna - Hollywood (CD 1) ] ]
# "Hollywood" (Radio Edit) — 3:42
# "Hollywood" (Oakenfold Full Remix) — 7:01"Hollywood" (Deepsky's Home Sweet Home Vocal Remix) — 7:34

;UK CD single 2 (W 0614 CD2) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/178905 Madonna - Hollywood (CD 2) ] ]
# "Hollywood" (Radio Edit) — 3:42
# "Hollywood" (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duck Mix) — 7:09
# "Hollywood" (The Micronauts Remix) — 6:25

;US Maxi-CD (42638-2, 42638-2) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/179299 Madonna - Hollywood ] ] , EU Maxi-CD (9362-42638-2) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/711397 Madonna - Hollywood ] ] , AU Maxi-CD (9362-42638-2) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/713133 Madonna - Hollywood ] ]
# "Hollywood" (Radio Edit) — 3:42
# "Hollywood" (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duck Mix) — 7:09
# "Hollywood" (The Micronauts Remix) — 6:25
# "Hollywood" (Oakenfold Full Remix) — 7:01
# "Hollywood" (Deepsky's Home Sweet Home Vocal Remix) — 7:34
# "Hollywood" (Calderone & Quayle Glam Mix) — 9:22

Into the Hollywood Groove

;Swedish Promo CD (WMSPROM5017) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/996987 Madonna - Into The Hollywood Groove ] ]
# "Into the Hollywood Groove" (The Passengerz Mix) — 3:43

;GAP Promo CD (RRC-G-0301) [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/494998 Madonna & Missy Elliott - Gap Promo - Into The Hollywood Groove ] ]
# "Into the Hollywood Groove" — 1:14
# "Hollywood" (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duck Mix) — 7:09

Official versions

* Album Version (4:24)
* Radio Edit (3:44)
* Video Version (3:56)
* Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix (7:10)
* Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix Edit (3:57) (Promo Only)
* Paul Oakenfold Full Mix (7:01)
* Paul Oakenfold 12" Dub (7:01) (Promo Only)
* Paul Oakenfold 7" Full Edit (3:43) (Promo Only)
* Calderone & Quayle Glam Mix (9:19)
* Calderone & Quayle Glam Dub (7:47) (Promo Only)
* Calderone & Quayle Radio Edit (4:06) (Promo Only)
* The Micronauts Remix (6:27)
* The Micronauts Instrumental (6:27) (Promo Only)
* The Micronauts Remix Edit (4:01) (Promo Only)
* Deepsky's Home Sweet Home Dub (7:35) (Often mislabeled as the Vocal Mix)
* Deepsky's Home Sweet Home Edit (4:00) (Promo Only)
* Deepsky's Home Sweet Home Vocal Mix (7:55) (Promo Only)
* Sander Kleinenberg Club Mix (approximately 11:13) (Unreleased) Fact|date=May 2008
* Sander Kleinenberg Dub Mix (10:55) (Unreleased) Fact|date=May 2008
* Blow-Up Mix (7:01) Unreleased but Leaked [Originally made for "Remixed & Revisited"] Fact|date=May 2008
* Like A Virgin + Hollywood Medley (Live At MTV 2003 Awards) (5:34)



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