|"Cold as Ice"|
|Single by Foreigner|
|from the album Foreigner|
|"I Need You"|
|Format||7" vinyl, 12" vinyl|
|Lou Gramm, Mick Jones|
|Gary Lyons, John Sinclair|
|Foreigner singles chronology|
"Cold as Ice" is a 1977 song by English-American rock band Foreigner from their eponymous debut album. It became one of the best known songs of the band in the US, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was initially the B-side of some versions of the "Feels Like the First Time" 45 rpm single.
"Cold as Ice" was used as the soundtrack for a skit on the March 25, 1978 broadcast of Saturday Night Live that showed a man being attacked by a woman in a number of grisly ways. Host Christopher Lee introduced the segment as being "not for the squeamish".
The song was later sampled by Scott Brown in the song "Ice Cold 2". It was also sampled by M.O.P. in their song "Cold as Ice" from the Warriorz album. It is featured in the video game Rock Band 3. American rapper and producer Kanye West used a sample of the record as part of an intro for his song "Cold" during his set at the Glastonbury Festival 2015. A cover version is heard in a commercial for Wendy's that debuted during Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017. Rapper B.o.B sampled the chorus of the song in 2010.
The single version is a second shorter than the album version, but adds an orchestra track.