Freeze Frame (song)

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"Freeze-Frame"
Freeze-Frame single cover.jpg
Single by The J. Geils Band
from the album Freeze Frame
B-side "Flamethrower"
Released January 14, 1982
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock, new wave, post-punk
Length 4:01
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Seth Justman, Peter Wolf
Producer(s) Seth Justman
The J. Geils Band singles chronology
"Centerfold"
(1981)
"Freeze-Frame"
(1982)
"Flamethrower"
(1982)
"Centerfold"
(1981)
"Freeze-Frame"
(1982)
"Flamethrower"
(1982)

"Freeze-Frame" is a song written by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf for The J. Geils Band. It was first released as the opening track on the chart-topping 1981 album of the same name.[1] The song was released on a 45 in early 1982 as the second single from the album, following the million-selling US #1/UK #3 hit "Centerfold". The single's flip side, "Flamethrower," received airplay on urban contemporary radio stations throughout the United States, and reached #20 on the Billboard Soul Chart.

Chart performance[edit]

"Centerfold" had landed the band at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 6 weeks in early 1982 and would ultimately give them a UK Top 3 hit almost a year later. "Freeze-Frame" was chosen as the second single and at the peak of the band's popularity, became the second consecutive million-selling Gold-certified hit from the album, ultimately peaking at #4 on the Hot 100 on April 10, 1982 and remained in that position for 4 weeks, after entering the charts in mid-February. The single also reached #27 in the UK chart.[1]

"Centerfold" and "Freeze-Frame" are among a total of ten singles by The J. Geils Band to reach the Billboard Top 40.

B-side[edit]

Most versions of the single released domestically and internationally used "Flamethrower", the sixth track from Freeze-Frame, as the flip side to "Freeze-Frame".[7] However, 7" vinyl releases in the UK alternated between "Flamethrower" and another song from the same album, the second track "Rage in the Cage".[8] A limited edition Picture Disc of "Freeze-Frame" released in North America used "Centerfold" as the b-side.[9]

Later uses[edit]

In 2011, a remixed version of Freeze-Frame was used for the Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery ad campaign.[10]

Rock Band Music Gaming Platform[edit]

The original version of the song was made available to download on April 5, 2011 for play in Rock Band 3 Basic, and PRO mode which utilizes real guitar / bass guitar, and MIDI compatible electronic drum kits / keyboards in addition to vocals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "J. Geils Band - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Australia No. 1 hits -- 1980's". World Charts. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Centerfold". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1982/Top 100 Songs of 1982". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  7. ^ "The J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  8. ^ "The J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  9. ^ "The J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  10. ^ Video on YouTube

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