Cold As Ice

Album: Foreigner (1977)
Charted: 24 6
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Songfacts®:

  • This song describes a woman who is materialistic and selfish, with the singer warning that her behavior will come back to haunt her someday. Foreigner's guitarist Mick Jones, who formed the band in 1976 and wrote this song with lead singer Lou Gramm, told Songfacts: "Subconsciously you draw from stuff, things that happened in your past, things that came out of relationships, the pain and the heartache of love that is intense and then so deep, and then suddenly you lose it. The whole gamut of emotional feeling that you go through in a relationship. Sometimes they end, and sometimes they last, and when it's the final breakup, you're left with the memories of that relationship. So I go for that quite a bit. You're kind of digging down deep into your well of significant things that you recall from sometimes near tragedy that you go through at the time."
  • In the "Revenge of the Mooninites" episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season one, disc two), the Mooninites acquire the Foreigner Belt, a magical belt that makes literal the lyrics of Foreigner songs. For example: "Cold as Ice" freezes Carl solid, "Dirty White Boy" makes Meatwad act like an irreverent redneck, "Double Vision" messes up Frylock's vision, "Hot Blooded" heats up a pool the Mooninites are swimming in, and "Head Games" turns Carl's head into a Connect Four grid.
  • In 2001, the rap duo M.O.P. sampled this for a song of the same title. >>
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    Martin - Bayreuth, Germany, for above 2
  • This was prominently featured on The King Of Queens in the 2004 episode "Furious Gorge." It plays during a montage when Doug, convinced Carrie's aggressive personality causes him to overeat, recalls some of her latest outbursts. It was also used in these TV shows:

    Stranger Things ("The Mall Rats" - 2019): It plays after Eleven breaks up with Mike.
    The Flash ("Rogue Air" - 2015)
    Supernatural ("No Exit" - 2006)

Comments: 8

  • Carol from Spokane WaKELLY I miss you so much wish we could chat@@ your my man.
  • Jim Castro from Rowland Heights. CaLove it - The heartbreak that a break up is - and it goes both ways - dumping somebody - is as cold as ice just as Lou sings
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 17th 1977, "Cold As Ice" by Foreigner entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #81; and on October 16th, 1966 it peaked at #6 (for 1 week) and spent 22 weeks on the Top 100...
    On September 18th, 1977 it entered the Top 10 at #10, then to #9, to #8, #7, and finally peaked at #6, the following week fell to #14...
    Between 1977 and 1995 the group had twenty-two Top 100 records; nine made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "I Want To Know What Love Is" for 2 weeks on January 27th, 1985...
    They just missed having three #1s when "Double Vision" and "Waiting For A Girl Like You" both peaked at #2.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhI just don't care for the song, the title, the words, the music or the vocals. Can't even believe it was ever a hit song.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiThe beginning sounds like soming out of a Christian Soap opera.I love the song,though.
  • Thomas from Somerville, AlThis song was played on Saturday Night Live in the 70's accompanied by a video of a woman putting a knife in a guys back and him andualting around it pain...it ruled.
  • Woody from Moose Jaw, CanadaThis song describes a woman who is materialistic and selfish. The singer warns her that her behavior will come back to haunt her someday.? Duh
  • Logan from Troy, MtThis song rocks. I'm thinking of using it in a musical I'm writing. And First post rules.
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