Cold As Ice (Foreigner Song)
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Cold As Ice Foreigner Song
"Cold as Ice"
Foreigner - Cold As Ice b-w I Need You (1977).jpg
Single by Foreigner
from the album Foreigner
"I Need You"
Released July 1977 (1977-07)
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1976
Length 3:18 (single)
3:19 (album)
Label Atlantic
Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
Gary Lyons, John Sinclair
Foreigner singles chronology
"Feels Like the First Time"
(1977)
"Cold as Ice"
(1977)
"Long, Long Way from Home"
(1978)

"Feels Like the First Time"
(1977)
"Cold as Ice"
(1977)
"Long, Long Way from Home"
(1978)

"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".[1]

The song was later sampled by Scott Brown in the song "Ice Cold 2".[2] It was also sampled by M.O.P. in their song "Cold as Ice" from the Warriorz album.[3] 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.[4]

The single version is a second shorter than the album version, but adds an orchestra track.

Chart performance

References

  1. ^ SNL transcripts Retrieved 28 Jan 2015.
  2. ^ "Scott Brown's Ice Cold sample of Foreigner's Cold as Ice". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "M.O.P.'s Cold as Ice sample of Foreigner's Cold as Ice". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "Cold as Ice". Genius. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Australian-charts.com Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/1991/Foreigner-Cold-As-Ice
  7. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 42, 1977". Retrieved 2008.
  8. ^ "allmusic.com Foreigner Billboard singles charts". Retrieved 2008.
  9. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/70s_files/19771015.html
  10. ^ "everyhit.com search results". Archived from the original on July 18, 2007. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results for Foreigner". Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved 2008.
  12. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved .
  14. ^ [1]

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