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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

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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.

Album: Foreigner

Year: 1977

Writers: Lou Gramm and Mick Jones

Stats: Peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100.

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.”

Foreigner - Cold As Ice (Official Lyric Video)

"Cold As Ice" by Foreigner, from their album Jukebox Heroes: Music video by Foreigner performing Cold As Ice (Official Lyric Video). (C) 2013 Trigger Productions Inc.