Electra Heart album artwork
Marina and the Diamonds
Electra Heart
Released April 27, 2012
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Length 4:13
Label 679, Atlantic
Writer Marina Diamandis, Rick Nowels, Devrim Karaoğlu
Producer Rick Nowels, Devrim Karaoğlu
Electra Heart track listing
"Valley of the Dolls" is track number 10.
Previous track
"Teen Idle"
Next track

"Valley of the Dolls" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds on her second studio album, Electra Heart.

Background and compositionEdit

Inspired by both the film of the same name and her time living in Los Angeles (which she noted can be "such an empty place"), Diamandis described the song as being about "the void—the emptiness every person in their life at some point...though some people feel it more than others."[1]

The song was the final song written for the UK edition of the album, and the second-to-last song written for the US edition after the last minute addendum of "How to Be a Heartbreaker."



  1. "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 3." YouTube. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.