Hollywood's Not America

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"Hollywood's Not America"
Single by Ferras
from the album Aliens & Rainbows
Released January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Soft rock, pop rock, piano rock
Length 3:15
Label EMI, Capitol Records
Songwriter(s) Ferras, Cory M.H., Christy, Clark, Edwards, Spock
Producer(s) The Matrix and Gary Clark
Ferras singles chronology
"Hollywood's Not America"
"Liberation Day"
- "Hollywood's Not America"
"Liberation Day"

"Hollywood's Not America" is a song by American pop singer/songwriter Ferras and is featured on his debut studio album, Aliens & Rainbows. It was released on January 29, 2008, as the lead single from that album.

Soon after the single's release, it was revealed that "Hollywood's Not America" would feature as the exit music on popular reality TV show American Idol.[1] However, Graham Colton's "Best Days" was used for the first elimination of the semi-finals. Additionally, on February 29, 2008, it was announced that "Celebrate Me Home" performed by Ruben Studdard would be the exit song for the current season, in contradiction to earlier reports that "Hollywood's Not America" will be used.

The music video for the single was heavily featured on teen-oriented cable network The N, while a remake/mash-up video was created to promote the Canadian-produced teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.


Chart (2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 89
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 62
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[4] 29
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 16


  1. ^ Dehnart, Andy (2008-02-10). "Ferras’ "Hollywood’s Not America" selected as American Idol 7’s exit song". Reality Blurred. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Ferras – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Ferras. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  3. ^ "Ferras – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ferras. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  4. ^ "Ferras – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Ferras. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  5. ^ "Ferras – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Ferras. Retrieved 2014-03-21.

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