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Hollywood single artwork
Marina and the Diamonds
The Family Jewels
Released January 31, 2010
Format Digital download, CD single
Length 3:50
Label 679, Atlantic
Writer Marina Diamandis
Producer Richard "Biff" Stannard, Starsmith
Single information
B-side ""Bad Kidz""
Single release January 31, 2010
Video release November 30, 2009
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The Family Jewels track listing
"Hollywood" is track number 7.
Previous track
"Obsessions"
Next track
"The Outsider"

"Hollywood" is a single by Marina and the Diamonds on her first studio album, The Family Jewels. The single version of the song has slightly different lyrics than the album version.

BackgroundEdit

When asked why "Hollywood" was chosen as a single in an interview with the BBC News website, Diamandis said:

"I'm saying: "This is who I was. Hollywood infected my brain and I really valued the wrong things in life, but I changed dramatically."

"This obsession with celebrity culture is really unhealthy. I don't want to live my life like that, and I don't want to be a typical pop star".[1]

Diamandis told The Sun: "That track is a sarcastic and cynical take on everything that's commercial about America. I love the country and people dearly and can't wait to tour there but I hate the way it brainwashes you. I am seduced by its pop culture but I don't want my brain to be infected."[2]

LyricsEdit

American queen is the American dream
American queen is the American dream

She is a Polish girl in America
Tall, tanned, hot blonde called Anya
I asked her "Why would you
Wanna be a Hollywood wife?"
"Because I don't wanna end up living
At a dive on Vine, a dive on Vine"

Air hostesses doing gossip magazine
Crosswords on a flight to JFK
Thirty-nine years old with a mile high sheen
Trying to stimulate a mind
That is slowly starting to decay
I itch my skin, I jump up and say
"Lady, I know why your thoughts turn grey"

Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain, oh ohh
Living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams, oh oh oh, ohh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America, ooh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

A tight security making plays for me
Soon as I touch down in oh LA
He said "Oh my God! You look just like
Shakira - no no, you're Catherine Zeta"
"Actually, my name's Marina"
Your mind is just like mine
All filled up with things benign
You're looking for the golden life

Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain, oh ohh
I've been living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams, oh oh oh, ohh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America, ooh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

American dream is the American queen
American queen is the American dream
Is the American dream

Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain, oh ohh
I've been living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams, oh oh oh, ohh

Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain, oh ohh
I've been living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams, oh oh oh, ohh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America, oh ooh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

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VideosEdit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "HOLLYWOOD"03:31

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "HOLLYWOOD"

Premiere February 1, 2010
Filmed TBA
Director Kinga Burza
Producer Leanne Stott
Production co Partizan
Exec. producer TBA
Editor Darren Baldwin at Final Cut
Choreographer TBA
Length 3:30
Source


Additional creditsEdit

DoP: Will Bex
Art Director: Sam Tidman
Stylist: Celestine Cooney
Make-up: Hiromi Ueda
Hair: Naoki Komiya
Telecine: James Bamford at The Mill
Commissioner: Alan Parks
Filmed in The White House in West London
Released onto YouTube on 30 November 2009

Promo Shoot PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sound of 2010: Marina and the Diamonds
  2. Hollywood Songfacts

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