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, post-disco, R&B, new wave music, dance-pop
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"
(1983)
"Pieces of Ice"
(1983)
"Up Front"
(1983)
Music video
"Pieces of Ice" on YouTube

"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 produced by Gary Katz

The song was released on June 17, 1983 by the label as the first single 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.[1]

In the US, the song reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #15 on the soul singles chart.[2] In Europe, "Pieces of Ice" peaked at #46 in the UK, and it charted best in Norway, where it reached #8.[3]

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.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 73
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 12
Germany (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 39
Norway (VG-lista)[3] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 14
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 46
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 15
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[11] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Serge Denisoff (1989). "It's the Format". Inside MTV. New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. p. 373. ISBN 9780887388644.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 502.
  3. ^ a b "Norwegiancharts.com – Diana Ross – Pieces of Ice". VG-lista. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Diana Ross" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  6. ^ "Diana Ross - Offizielle Deutsche Charts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Diana Ross – Pieces of Ice". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  8. ^ "Diana Ross: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  9. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  10. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  11. ^ "Diana Ross Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-05-24.

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