|Single by Paula Abdul|
|from the album Forever Your Girl|
|Released||June 15, 1989 (US)|
|Genre||Pop, new jack swing|
|Length||3:34 (45 version)|
|Paula Abdul singles chronology|
"Cold Hearted" is a single from Paula Abdul's album Forever Your Girl, written and co-produced by Elliot Wolff. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the album's third song to top the US chart. "Cold Hearted" became one of Abdul's best known songs for its then streetwise lyrics and provocative music video.
The video for "Cold Hearted" was inspired from Bob Fosse's erotica dance sequence from the movie All That Jazz. In the video, Abdul dances for music executives with a group of semi-nude dancers, Abdul was wearing a fishnet see through dress which exposes her belly button, The dance floor includes scaffolding where Abdul and her dancers hang and grind. The video was directed by David Fincher (of Fight Club fame), and spent more than three weeks on top of MTV's video rotation list.
It is notable for featuring both female/male and male/male dancer combinations. In the video, Abdul performs a rap interlude; this is included on some variations of the single.
"Cold Hearted" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in September 1989, ending Richard Marx's three week run at the summit with "Right Here Waiting". "Cold Hearted" became one of the biggest hits of the year and was ranked sixth in the "Top 100 hits of 1989". Due to the single's enormous popularity, it was slow to descend from the chart, spending a total of eight weeks (2 months) in the Billboard Top 10 alone.
"Cold Hearted" was the final UK release from Forever Your Girl in 1990. It was issued in remixed form unlike in the US and elsewhere, where an edit of the album version was released instead. It charted on 29 September 1990 at #55, going on to peak at #46 the following week. This remixed version was the follow to the Shep Pettibone remix of "Knocked Out" which had reached #21 three months previously.
Track listings and formats
US/Euro 12"/Euro CD single
- Cold Hearted - 12" Extended mix 6:51
- Cold Hearted - House mix 6:42
- Cold Hearted - Dubstramental 5:43
- Cold Hearted - Percapella 3:54
- One or the Other - album track 4:10
UK CD single
- Cold Hearted - Chad Jackson 7" mix 3:51
- Cold Hearted - Chad Jackson Extended mix 5:43
- Cold Hearted - 12" Extended mix 6:51
- Cold Hearted - 7" mix 3:35 (unlisted)
- Album version 3: 51
- 12" Extended mix/7" edit 6:51/3:35 - Keith Cohen
- House Mix 6:42 - as above
- Dubstramental 5:43 - as above
- Instrumental 4:02 - as above
- Percapella 3:54 - as above
- Acapella 1:04 - as above
- Chad Jackson 12" Extended/7" mix 5:40/3:51
- Chad Jackson Ambient mix
- Chad Jackson Breaks and Beats mix
- Quiverin' 12" 5:12 - Eric Sadler/Hank Shocklee
- Chillin' Bass dub 4:06 - as above
- Vancouver Cold Feet Beat remix 6:19 – Mario S David for Rhythm Stick remix service
- Disconet remix 6:20 - Dennis Muyet for Disconet
- Swemix 6:35 - JJ and Stonebridge for Remixed Records
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||1|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||1|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||1|
|Canadian Singles Chart||1|
|UK Singles Chart||46|
|German Singles Chart||38|
|US Billboard Hot 100||6|
"Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx
|Billboard Hot 100 number one single
September 2, 1989
"Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block
Uzbek singer Vicki Vaka recorded a cover of the song in 1999 and included it on her second compilation album in 2003.
Actress and singer Katerina Graham sampled the chorus of this song in her updated version of the song, Cold Hearted Snake which was released as a single in 2010.
- "Paula Abdul Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Paula Abdul. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
- US. "sBACH | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10.