Icehouse (song)

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"Icehouse" 1982 UK release
Single by Icehouse
from the album Icehouse
B-side"All the Way" (live)
ReleasedJune 1981
GenreSynthpop, new wave
Songwriter(s)Iva Davies
Producer(s)Cameron Allan, Iva Davies
Icehouse singles chronology
"Love in Motion"

"Icehouse" is a song by the Australian rock band Flowers, later known as Icehouse. It was released as a single in Europe in 1982 by Chrysalis Records from the band's first album, Icehouse, after the band changed its name to Icehouse. In the United States, the song peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in 1981.[1]

"Icehouse" was written by founding member Iva Davies when he lived at 18 Tryon Road, Lindfield in an old, cold flat of a two-storey mansion—across the street was a dishevelled house which had its lights on all night peopled by short-term residents.[2][3][4] Davies only learned that it was a half-way house for psychiatric and drug rehab patients after he wrote the song.[4] Russell Mulcahy, an expatriate Australian living in London, directed the music video for "Icehouse".[5] A remix version by Pee Wee Ferris & John Ferris was released on the Icehouse album Meltdown in 2002.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Iva Davies except where noted.[7]

7" single (UK release)[edit]

  1. "Icehouse" - 4:23
  2. "All the Way" (live) - 4:06

12" single (UK release)[edit]

  1. "Icehouse" - 4:23
  2. "All the Way" (live) - 4:06
  3. "Cold Turkey" (live)(written by John Lennon) - 4:11



  1. ^ "Billboard Music Charts - Search Results - Icehouse". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  2. ^ Grech, Jason (2004-07-23). ""An interview with Iva Davies"". Countdown Memories. Archived from the original on November 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  3. ^ "Artist: Icehouse". Warner Music Australia. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  4. ^ a b Kruger, Debbie (2005-11-02). "City Songlines". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  5. ^ Alex S. Garcia, ed. (2008). "Icehouse artist videography". Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  6. ^ "Meltdown credits". allmusic guide. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  7. ^ "APRA search engine". APRA. Archived from the original on January 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-30. Note: requires user to input song title e.g. ICEHOUSE
  8. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "The Flowers / Icehouse". Australian Rock Database. (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014.