Pieces of Ice

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"Pieces of Ice"
Single cover diana ross pieces of ice.jpeg
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Ross
B-side"Still in Love"
ReleasedJune 17, 1983
GenreRock, disco, R&B, new wave music
Length7" single version - 3:57
Album version - 4:54
12" single version - 7:19
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)Marc Jordan, John Capek
Producer(s)Gary Katz
Diana Ross singles chronology
"So Close"
"Pieces of Ice"
"Up Front"

"Pieces of Ice" is a rock song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek and recorded by Diana Ross on the RCA label.

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.

In the US, the song reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #15 on the soul singles chart.[1] In Europe, "Pieces of Ice" peaked at #46 in the UK, and it charted best in Norway, where it reached #8.

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.



Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco[2] 17
UK Singles Chart 46

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 502.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 222.