Ice Box (song)
|Single by Omarion featuring Timbaland|
|from the album 21|
|Released||October 31, 2006 (U.S.)|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Label||Epic, Sony Urban Music|
|Writer(s)||Omarion Grandberry, Tim Mosley, John Spivery, Solomon Logan, Keri Hilson, Ezekiel Lewis, Patrick Smith, Yasunori Mitsuda|
|Producer||Timbaland, The Royal Court|
"Ice Box" is the second single from Omarion's second album, 21. The song features backing vocals by Timbaland. The song peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his most successful solo single to date. The liner notes credit the production to Timbaland and The Royal Court. The song uses a sample from Yasunori Mitsuda's "Memories of Green" from the Chrono Trigger video game (SNES) and its Original Soundtrack (OST). The song is a departure from his previous singles[clarification needed] and is a mid-tempo number.
The single's physical CD release had been cancelled in the United Kingdom, but because the song had such success on the charts, it was decided that the physical release would go ahead. It was released on March 5, 2007.
Remixes & Other Versions
The official remix was later released, featuring Hip-hop and R&B artist Usher. The remix chronicles Omarion's feelings and thoughts after the infidelity of his girlfriend while Usher advises him.. The 2nd official remix features Usher & Fabolous.
There is another remix that uses the remix and has 2 additional verses by emcee Israel The ILLa Real, this is the third remix.
Sixteen remixes of the song have been released, including the web-wide attentive Davenport Remix. Alternate remixes feature Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Da Brat, rapper RT (which uses the Auto-Tune Effect and a slightly different edit of the instrumental), and others have different backgrounds.
The video was filmed by Anthony Mandler. It starts off with Omarion sitting at a table alone, with flashes of the video. The camera digitally goes inside of Omarion's body and stops to show his beating heart frigid cold. The camera zooms out of his body and the music begins. Omarion's girlfriend (played by Solange Knowles) appears sitting opposite him at the table. Throughout his video, his girlfriend will appear, disappear, and then reappear. The video is then taken into a forest like setting, where Omarion chases his girlfriend around. Scenes cut to Omarion dancing along with male backup dancers. The video ends with Omarion down on his knees after saying "...I'm tired of fighting", and Timbaland rides up in a Phantom and opens the door to let Omarion in. Omarion then puts on a pair of sunglasses and looks at Timbaland who taps the girl on the shoulder before they drive away.
"Ice Box" has become Omarion's most successful single to date, as a solo artist, becoming his first single to chart within the top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100. It has recently been certified gold.
In the UK "Ice Box" became Omarion's biggest hit, charting at #14, becoming his first Top 20 hit there.
|European Hot 100 Singles||52|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||40|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||10|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||14|
|US Billboard Hot 100||12|
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||13|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||12|
- Frankmusik covered the song on his "Chasing Shadows EP"
- A cover of the song was made by alternative rock band There For Tomorrow for the compilation CD Punk Goes Pop 2.
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