Pieces of Ice

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"Pieces of Ice"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album Ross
B-side "Still in Love"
Released 1982-3
Genre Rock, disco, R&B, new wave music
Length 7" single version - 3:57
Album version - 4:54
12" single version - 7:19
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) Marc Jordan, John Capek
Producer(s) Gary Katz
Diana Ross singles chronology
"So Close"
(1983)
"Pieces of Ice"
(1983)
"Up Front"
(1983)

"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,[1] 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.[2] 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.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco[3] 17
UK Singles Chart 46

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diana Ross - Muscles". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 502. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 222.