Pieces of Ice

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"Pieces of Ice"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Ross
B-side "Still in Love"
Released 1983
Genre Rock, disco, R&B, new wave music
Length 7:19
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) Marc Jordan, John Capek
Producer(s) Gary Katz
Diana Ross singles chronology
"So Close"
(1983)
"Pieces of Ice"
(1983)
"Up Front"
(1983)

"Pieces of Ice" is a rock song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek and recorded by Diana Ross on the RCA label. It was released as a single in 1983.

The first release off the singer's self-titled Ross album, it was the only simultaneous top forty single the singer scored on this album, which was one of her rare misses on the RCA label in the early-1980s.

The video was the first to feature Bob Giraldi as director, he would direct several Ross videos during this period, and featured Ross in a slithery red bodysuit. It was also the first video that showcased choreography in Ross' videos.

The song reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (#15 R&B) and #46 in the UK. It charted best in Norway, where it reached #8.

As many other dance songs released in the late seventies/early eighties, Pieces of Ice was released in three different version lengths: a 7" single version at 3:57, an LP version at 4:54, and the 12" single version at 7:19. The US-released 12" single also includes an instrumental version as its B-side.

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead and background vocals by Diana Ross
  • Produced by Gary Katz

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco 17
UK Singles Chart 46

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