Cold as Ice (Foreigner song)

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"Cold as Ice"
Foreigner - Cold As Ice b-w I Need You (1977).jpg
Single by Foreigner
from the album Foreigner
B-side"I Need You"
ReleasedJuly 1977 (1977-07)
Format7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Length3:18 (single)
3:19 (album)
Songwriter(s)Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
Producer(s)Gary Lyons, John Sinclair
Foreigner singles chronology
"Feels Like the First Time"
"Cold as Ice"
"Long, Long Way from Home"

"Cold as Ice" is a 1977 song by English-American rock band Foreigner from their eponymous debut album. It became one of the best known songs of the band in the US, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was initially the B-side of some versions of the "Feels Like the First Time" 45 rpm single.

"Cold as Ice" was used as the soundtrack for a skit on the March 25, 1978 broadcast of Saturday Night Live that showed a man being attacked by a woman in a number of grisly ways. Host Christopher Lee introduced the segment as being "not for the squeamish".[1]

The song was later sampled by Scott Brown in the song "Ice Cold 2".[2] It was also sampled by M.O.P. in their song "Cold as Ice" from the Warriorz album.[3] It is featured in the video game Rock Band 3 and the second episode of the third season of Stranger Things. American rapper and producer Kanye West used a sample of the record as part of an intro for his song "Cold" on his Yeezus Tour and during his set at the Glastonbury Festival 2015. A cover version is heard in a commercial for Wendy's that debuted during Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017. Rapper B.o.B sampled the chorus of the song in 2010.[4]

The single version is a second shorter than the album version, but adds an orchestra track.

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  2. ^ "Scott Brown's Ice Cold sample of Foreigner's Cold as Ice". WhoSampled. Retrieved September 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "M.O.P.'s Cold as Ice sample of Foreigner's Cold as Ice". WhoSampled. Retrieved September 19, 2009.
  4. ^ "Cold as Ice". Genius. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
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