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Foreigner: “Cold as Ice”
The Hook: Snowy weather and watching a famously chilly actress created the right vibe for the song.
Writers: Lou Gramm and Mick Jones
Stats: Peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100.
Background: Sometimes you just have to look out the window or watch TV to feel a certain vibe for a song. Foreigner’s Mick Jones says that in the case of “Cold as Ice,” it was a little of both.
Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones on the origins of “Cold as Ice.” OC:…the song. :16
“One of the first songs that was developed for the first album. I had this little mini-piano and I was in New York on Riverside Drive and it was snowing. I’d just seen some Joan Crawford movie, I think, and that was where the vibe came from for the song.”