On December 12 2001, Madonna participated in a MSN Live Chat, to promote GHV2 (Greatest Hits Volume 2), which was released on November 12.
Here are some GHV2 related questions from Madonna’s fans and her answers from the live chat:
Do you think that the journey that the Immaculate Collection covers is greater than GHV2?
No, actually the opposite. I experienced a much greater journey later, and I was paying attention more.
Which song do you wish was on GHV2 but was left off?
I don’t. At the end of the day, if people want to hear a song, they can go get the record it was on. I don’t regret not having anything else on it (GHV2).
I am really pleased to have a new greatest hits collection from you but why aren’t there any new songs in GHV2?
Because they are my greatest hits. New songs would be false advertising because if it’s a new song, it wouldn’t be considered a greatest hit. That’s a little presumptuous isn’t it?
I found some Japanese expression in the cover of your GHV2. That reads “mo-dzi-ji-ra-mi-mi-dzi” (this is how we pronounce it). What does it mean?
It’s supposed to be my name in Japanese.
Madonna, thank you for joining us today to talk with your fans from around the world. Continued success with GHV2 and from all your fans and from all of us here on MSN, happiest of holidays.
Thank you! I enjoyed it immensely, happy holidays!
Madonna may be Japanese-in another life! On Volume 2, her second decade on top, she becomes an artist because her voice got better and she rocked hard!
The “there isn’t a new song on the record because it’s a greatest hits album” answer always bothered me. That certainly wasn’t the case for The Immaculate Collection or Something to Remember or even You Can Dance. I think she used that excuse in a few interviews at the time as well, and I wish she’d just said, “I was too busy to record anything new” or “I couldn’t find a new song that I liked” or “I would’ve had to omit an old song in lieu of a new one and I didn’t want to do that” or whatever. I’ve always been curious as to why there wasn’t something new to promote the album.