On December 20, 20 2003, Madonna had three titles on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the USA: Me Against The Music, Nobody Knows Me and Nothing Fails.
Madonna was the second artist in 18 years to achieve 3 simultaneous entries on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart (previously achieved by Bronski Beat in 1985).
Watch Nobody Knows Me live from the Re-Invention Tour:
On December 9 2003, Madonna’s Nothing Fails CD maxi-single (featuring remixes of Nobody Knows Me) was released in the USA.
The CD included the following remixes:
- Nothing Fails (Peter Rauhofer’s Classic House Mix)
- Nothing Fails (Nevins Big Room Rock Mix)
- Nothing Fails (Tracy Young’s Underground Mix)
- Nothing Fails (Nevins Global Dub)
- Nothing Fails (Jackie’s In Love in the Club Mix)
- Nobody Knows Me (Peter Rauhofer’s Private Life Part 1)
- Nobody Knows Me (Above & Beyond 12″ Mix)
- Nobody Knows Me (Mount Sims Italo Kiss Mix)
Were CD single designers on strike when this was released? What happened to cool designs for singles? Lame lame lame ..
On November 24 2003, Madonna’s Remixed & Revisited remix album was released by Maverick Records and distributed by Warner Bros. Records. The album contains four songs, in remixed form, from her 2003 ninth studio album American Life and a previously unreleased song, Your Honesty originally written for her 1994 sixth studio album Bedtime Stories. The other tracks included are the live performance of Like a Virgin and Hollywood from the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards—which ended with Madonna kissing co-performers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera—and a remix of the 1985 single Into the Groove.
Nothing Fails (Nevins Mix)
Love Profusion (Headcleanr Rock Mix)
Nobody Knows Me (Mount Sims Old School Mix)
American Life (Headcleanr Rock Mix)
Like a Virgin / Hollywood Medley (2003 MTV Video Music Awards Live)
Into the Hollywood Groove (The Passengerz Mix)
On July 14, 2003, “Hollywood” was released as the second single from the “American Life” album. The song was written and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï.
On June 2, 2003, Madonna began filming the “Hollywood” music video in Los Angeles, California. The music video was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and portrays Madonna highlighting the highs and lows of Hollywood.
Mondino comments on the concept of the video:
“Some kind of artifice that Hollywood can provide, that is so wide and has a graphic story-line about it as well as some humour about it, and to show the beauty, the scariness, the sexiness and the loneliness that one’s success can be, ’cause everybody’s dreaming about Hollywood, no matter what. The expectation can be very dangerous, and maybe for somebody like Madonna, who might be at a point, to realize that to be on the top is maybe not that important. That’s what I feel about the video.”