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
Recorded1976
Length3:18 (single)
3:19 (album)
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
Producer(s)Gary Lyons, John Sinclair
Foreigner singles chronology
"Feels Like the First Time"
(1977)
"Cold as Ice"
(1977)
"Long, Long Way from Home"
(1978)

"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.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SNL transcripts Retrieved 28 Jan 2015.
  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. ^ Australian-charts.com Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/1991/Foreigner-Cold-As-Ice
  7. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 42, 1977". Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  8. ^ "allmusic.com Foreigner Billboard singles charts". Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  9. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/70s_files/19771015.html
  10. ^ "everyhit.com search results". Archived from the original on July 18, 2007. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  11. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results for Foreigner". Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  12. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  14. ^ [1]

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