Pieces of Ice
|"Pieces of Ice"|
|Single by Diana Ross|
|from the album Ross|
|B-side||"Still in Love"|
|Genre||Rock, disco, R&B, new wave music|
|Length||7" single version - 3:57
Album version - 4:54
12" single version - 7:19
|Writer(s)||Marc Jordan, John Capek|
|Diana Ross singles chronology|
"Pieces of Ice" is a rock song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek and recorded by Diana Ross on the RCA label. It was released first as a B-Side of the Muscles 7in. single in 1982, then as its own single in 1983.
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. 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.
- Lead and background vocals by Diana Ross
- Produced by Gary Katz
- Guitar: Larry Carlton
- Guitar: Joe Walsh
- Drums: Jeff Porcaro
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||31|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||15|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco||17|
|UK Singles Chart||46|
- "Diana Ross - Muscles". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 502.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 222.