Queen of Hollywood


Information:
  • It has been noted that Andrea sometimes cries while performing this song because it makes her so emotional - these are her favourite self-penned lyrics. (Source: http://www.corrnucopia.net/ - under British Articles 1999, titled Sex, Drugs and Fiddly Diddly Dee in the section where Andrea is interviewed individually.)
     
  • Andrea has also mentioned that Queen of Hollywood is one of her favorite songs to perform live.
     
  • The lyrics were inspired by a documentary about prostitution and drugs in New York. (Source: http://www.corrnucopia.net/ - under British Articles 1999, titled Sex, Drugs and Fiddly Diddly Dee in the section where Andrea is interviewed individually.)
     
  • Quote from Andrea regarding Queen of Hollywood from the Corrs Live at BBC Radio 2 Christmas Eve 2001 broadcast:
    Interviewer: "What's this song about for you, Andrea?"
    Andrea: "It's really the tale of a girl pursuing a dream, and what it looks like on the outside and what actually is happening to her is not quite the same picture. Just kind of a tragic tale of someone pursuing a dream, and it doesn't work out, but she feels there's something different about her. It's kind of a tragic song."
     
Written By:
  • It is commonly believed that Andrea wrote the lyrcis for Queen of Hollywood.
     
  • According to the website of Dane Deviller, Dane wrote the music with Glen Ballard. The track then sat for a time until Glen Ballard played the track for Andrea and she wrote the lyrics to go with it.
     
  • In an interview with Trevor McShane Sharon says that Andrea wrote Queen of Hollywood.
     


Lyrics:
She drove a long way through the night
From an urban neighborhood
She left her mother in a fight
For a dream misunderstood
And her friends they talk on corners
They could never comprehend

But there was always something different
In the way she held a stare
And the pictures that she painted
Were of glamour and of flair
And her boyfriend though he loved her
Knew he couldn't quite fulfill
He could never meet her there

She's never gonna be like the one before
She read it in her stars that there's something more
No matter what it takes no matter how she breaks
She'll be the Queen of Hollywood

And the cynics they will wonder
What's the difference with this dream
And the dreams of countless others
All believing in TV
They see their handprints in a sidewalk
Flashing cameras on the scene
And a shining limousine

She's never gonna be like the one before
She read it in her stars that there's something more
No matter what it takes no matter how she breaks
She'll be the Queen of Hollywood
She's believing in a dream
(Queen of Hollywood)
It's a loaded fantasy

Now her mother collects cut-outs
And the pictures make her smile
But if she saw behind the curtains
It could only make her cry
She's got hand prints on her body
Sad moonbeams in her eyes
not so innocent a child

She's never gonna be like the one before
She read it in her stars that there's something more
No matter what it takes and even though she breaks
She'll be the Queen of Hollywood

(x2)

Friends still talk at the corners.

She's the Queen of Hollywood


Liner Note Information for Original Edition of Talk On Corners Album - General Information for All Songs:
  • Andrea Corr - Lead Vocals & Tin Whistle
  • Sharon Corr - Background Vocals & Violin
  • Caroline Corr - Background Vocals, Bodhran, & Drums
  • Jim Corr - Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, & Accordian
     
  • Produced by David Foster, Oliver Leiber, Jim Corr, Glen Ballard, John Hughes, Rick Nowels, and Billy Steinberg
  • All Songs Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, assisted by Ryan Freeland at Mix This! Studio, Pacific Palisades, CA except Don't Say You Love Me mixed by Mick Guzauski Productions, assisted by Tom Bender at Barking Doctor Studios, New York, NY, and Dreams mixed by Rob Chiarelli at Larrahee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios
  • David Foster uses the Yamaha Clavinova P500 and the E-mu 4X Turbo Sampler
     
  • Management: John Hughes
  • A&R Direction: Jason Flom, Jaymes Foster-Levy
  • Art Direction & Design: Brenda Rotheiser
  • Photography: Blinkk
  • The Corrs Assistant: Emma Hill

Liner Note Information for UK Special Edition of Talk On Corners Album - Additional Information not included in Original Edition Release - General Information for All Songs:
  • Remix and additional Production by Todd Terry for Big Management Ltd., NYC
  • What Can I Do Additional Remix and Production by Tin Tin Out for Empire Artist Management/ Strings by the Duke Quartet
  • So Young Reproduced and Remixed by K-Klass for Diesel Productions/ Additional Keyboards by Paul "Biggy" Birchall/ Mix Engineered by James Reynolds for Gerry Bron Management at The Bunker, Wrexham, Wales/ K-Klass are exclusively represented by Diesel Productions and Management +44 (0) 151 709 6905
  • Runaway Remix Produced by Tin Tin Out for Empire Artist Management/ Bass and Guitar by Lindsay Edwards/ Drums by Paul Bringloe/ Strings by The Duke Quartet/ String Arrangement by John Metcalfe
  • A&R Direction: (Additional) Rob Dickins
  • Photography: Mike Owen

Liner Note Information for US Special Edition of Talk On Corners Album - Additional Information not included in Original Edition Release or UK Special Edition Release - General Information for All Songs:
  • Additional Musicians & Programmers: Paul "Biggy" Burchall, Paul Bringloe, Matt Chamberlain, Dane DeViller, Anthony Drennan, Keith Duffy, The Duke Quartet, Lindsay Edwards, Felipe Elgueta, David Foster, Simon Franglen, Groove Activator, Sean Hosein, Matt Laug, Oliver Leiber, Paddy Maloney and The Chieftans, Lance Morrison, Dean Parks, Leo Pearsen, Paul Peterson, Tim Pierce, Peter Rafelson, John Robinson, John Shanks, Michael Thompson, Mike Thompson, Gota Yashiki
  • I Never Loved You Anyway Remixed by Oliver Leiber and Rob Chiarelli
  • Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
  • Art Direction and Design: Brenda Rotheiser
  • A&R Direction: (Additional) John Hughes
  • Photography: Sean Cook
Liner Note Information for Original Edition of Talk On Corners Album - Specific Information for Queen of Hollywood:
  • The Corrs/ Glen Ballard/ Dane DeViller/ Sean Hosein © 1997 Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. / Beacon Communications Music Co., BMI / MCA Music Publishing, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc. / Aerostations Corporation, ASCAP / Bubalas Music, BMI / On Board Music, BMI / Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc., BMI. All rights on behalf of Bubalas Music BMI and On Board Music BMI admin. by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc., BMI
  • Produced by Glen Ballard
  • Co-Produced by Dane DeViller, Sean Hosein
  • Recorded by Bryan Carrigan, Dane DeViller, Crhis Fogel, Sean Hosein at Aerowave Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • Guitars by Dane DeViller, Dean Parks
  • Bass by Lance Morrison
  • Tin Whistle by Andrea Corr
  • Programming by Dane DeViller, Sean Hosein
  • Organ by Mike Thompson
  • Drums by Matt Chamberlain

Liner Note Information for UK Special Edition of Talk On Corners Album - Additional Specific Information for Queen of Hollywood:
  • ©1997 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

Liner Note Information for USA Special Edition of Talk On Corners Album - Additional Specific Information for Queen of Hollywood:
  • No additional information

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